Plyak 12 build for Coastal Wildscapes

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Re: Plyak 12 build for Coastal Wildscapes

Post by Fuzz » Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:49 pm

Very nice work. I have to ask, what is the masking tape for :doh:



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Re: Plyak 12 build for Coastal Wildscapes

Post by Jeff » Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:14 pm

Browndog, really beautiful work!! Jeff

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Re: Plyak 12 build for Coastal Wildscapes

Post by Browndog » Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:40 pm

Thanks guys.

The masking tape helps in trimming the fiberglass cloth so that you get a nice cut. When the deck gets fiberglassed on to the hull there will be an overlap of several inches and it just makes everything smoother.

To trim the cloth you run a razor knife through the cloth right at the top edge of the masking tape and then when you pull the tape off it leaves a real nice trimmed edge.

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Re: Plyak 12 build for Coastal Wildscapes

Post by Browndog » Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:24 pm

Applied EZ Fillet and fiberglass tape to the underside of the deck seams, and to the inside of the bow and stern seams this morning.

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Tonight I glued the skeg on with Gel Magic and then applied EZ Fillet and fiberglass tape to it. Decided to recess it about an inch from the stern to provide a place to grip the hull when carrying or lifting it.

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Re: Plyak 12 build for Coastal Wildscapes

Post by Browndog » Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:25 am

Took advantage of a gray day outside and no commitments to fillet the inside of the hull seams and apply fiberglass cloth to the inside of the hull.

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Re: Plyak 12 build for Coastal Wildscapes

Post by Jeff » Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:39 pm

Nice glass work Browndog!! Jeff

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Re: Plyak 12 build for Coastal Wildscapes

Post by Browndog » Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:22 am

Thanks Jeff.

I got to work on the kayak everyday to stay ahead of the deadline. So the posts are pretty frequent.

This morning I sanded the frames, rounded their corners and dry fit everything. Then I tacked them in place with EZ Fillet and used some temporary clamps to keep everything in place and in the right shape. Once everything hardens I will remove the clamps, fill in the gaps with more fillet material and then apply fiberglass tape over the seams. The tape is an option in the building notes as it adds weight, but it also adds significant strength according to the designer.

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Re: Plyak 12 build for Coastal Wildscapes

Post by OrangeQuest » Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:39 am

Can't see the tape adding to much weight and since you don't know how rough the new owner will be on it may not hurt to add that little extra strength.

Really like following your build. Your skills are inspiring!

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Re: Plyak 12 build for Coastal Wildscapes

Post by Browndog » Thu Jan 17, 2019 5:42 pm

Finished filleting and taping the frames in yesterday afternoon and this morning I measured, cut, dry fit and started installing the glue cleats for the deck and sole.

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Re: Plyak 12 build for Coastal Wildscapes

Post by pee wee » Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:07 am

Nice progress, looking good!
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