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cheater mk 2.4 strip build

Postby cheaterparts » 07 Jul 2018, 19:33

As the heading says I plan to build a kayak this one isn't for fishing it wont have the stability for that being quite a bit narrower than my stealth
I wonted something just for paddle days and the odd paddle challenge - something lighter than the stealth and of cause with much less drag for an old feeble paddler to push along
I first looked at Nick Schades Yukon Racing Sea Kayak
https://www.guillemot-kayaks.com/guille ... ayak_plans

and also Bjorn Thomassons Panthera
https://www.thomassondesign.com/en/cata ... s/panthera

But instead downloaded Kayak Foundry and had a go at designing something for myself - so after quite a few designs I settled on my Mk 2.4
its a 5.75 meter long kayak with a 5.59 meter water line - the maximum beam is 54.2 cm and the max waterline beam is 48.4 cm
the hull is quite rounded and I don't expect a high primary stability ( secondary should be ok ) but the rounded hull shape cuts down wetted area and of cause drag

the plan is to strip the hull in 4 mm paulownia which is lighter that western red cedar so will help keep the weight down
the weight should come in around 15 -16 kg and the predicted drag figures look good so it's all systems ahead

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above is the study drawing

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forms have been printed out and are glued onto some MDF hopefully that drys over night and I can cut the forms out
and fitted up on a strong back

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Gummy shark 128 Cm -- Elephant fish 85 Cm -- Snapper 91 Cm -- KG Whiting 49 Cm -- Flathead 55 Cm -- Garfish 47 Cm --Yellow Eye Mullet 32 cm -- Silver Trevally 40 Cm -- Long Fin Pike 41.5 Cm -- snook 53 Cm -- Couta 71 Cm -- Squid 40 hood lenth


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Re: cheater mk 2.4 strip build

Postby shane » 07 Jul 2018, 20:39

Having followed labrat's strip build on the yak shed, I'm really looking forward to seeing this develop Cheater. :up: Although I hope you appreciate what you're getting yourself into. :lol: :roll:
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Re: cheater mk 2.4 strip build

Postby cheaterparts » 07 Jul 2018, 20:41

shane wrote:Having followed labrat's strip build on the yak shed, I'm really looking forward to seeing this develop Cheater. :up: Although I hope you appreciate what you're getting yourself into. :lol: :roll:


biggest problem you weld weld the damm stuff
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Gummy shark 128 Cm -- Elephant fish 85 Cm -- Snapper 91 Cm -- KG Whiting 49 Cm -- Flathead 55 Cm -- Garfish 47 Cm --Yellow Eye Mullet 32 cm -- Silver Trevally 40 Cm -- Long Fin Pike 41.5 Cm -- snook 53 Cm -- Couta 71 Cm -- Squid 40 hood lenth


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Re: cheater mk 2.4 strip build

Postby Seasherpa » 07 Jul 2018, 21:04

Don't worry Cheater, you have until Gippsland next year to finish it :lol:
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Re: cheater mk 2.4 strip build

Postby winchbitch » 07 Jul 2018, 21:10

Just what you need Steve, another project :evilgrin: looking forward to see it develop.
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Re: cheater mk 2.4 strip build

Postby laneends » 07 Jul 2018, 21:29

Ambitious.. it will be rewarding if you pull it off :thumbsup:
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Re: cheater mk 2.4 strip build

Postby Seasherpa » 07 Jul 2018, 21:35

laneends wrote:Ambitious.. it will be rewarding if you pull it off :thumbsup:


Building it or staying in it? :lol:
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Re: cheater mk 2.4 strip build

Postby cheaterparts » 07 Jul 2018, 21:59

laneends wrote:Ambitious.. it will be rewarding if you pull it off :thumbsup:


it will be rewarding if it finishes 28 sec in front of Seasherpa at Gippland paddle challange just to even the score
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Gummy shark 128 Cm -- Elephant fish 85 Cm -- Snapper 91 Cm -- KG Whiting 49 Cm -- Flathead 55 Cm -- Garfish 47 Cm --Yellow Eye Mullet 32 cm -- Silver Trevally 40 Cm -- Long Fin Pike 41.5 Cm -- snook 53 Cm -- Couta 71 Cm -- Squid 40 hood lenth


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Re: cheater mk 2.4 strip build

Postby peatop » 07 Jul 2018, 23:48

laneends wrote:Ambitious.. it will be rewarding :thumbsup:
X2 make a to scale model to test it, cardboard will do ;)

Not sure ambitious is the right word, but near enough! If you want to do it? Why not? Nothing wrong with investing in a hobby, go for it i say. I've made a couple of wooden boats, the first was my learning curve, the second was just to see if i was able to do it completely without help, both floated quite well, and as designed. However both were from proven designs. The joy was in building them, then the initial launch.

I'm seriously looking forward to the step by step description (with pics) of your build and test runs :clap:
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Re: cheater mk 2.4 strip build

Postby wokka1 » 08 Jul 2018, 11:06

Looking forward to following the build Cheater.
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