PY12 - Plyak build

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Re: PY12 - Plyak build

Post by terrulian » Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:29 am

Yep, that's some good progress. It is really excellent when you put the pieces together and bingo! It looks like a boat!


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Re: PY12 - Plyak build

Post by snail » Tue Sep 12, 2017 2:55 pm

Manged to get some of the tacks completed at lunch.

The wood flour.
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Here is how I mixed the paste for tacking:

First some resin.
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Then some hardener.
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Then some wood flour. I made it kind of thick so it would run off.
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And the tacks.
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Re: PY12 - Plyak build

Post by narfi » Tue Sep 12, 2017 3:57 pm

Looking good!
You are going to be surprised how solid just those tack welds will make it feel :)

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Re: PY12 - Plyak build

Post by snail » Thu Sep 21, 2017 6:01 pm

I got a little more work done on the Kayak. The three bottom seams are completely filled. I just need to sand them smooth and I'll be ready to glass the bottom. I have learned a few lessons so far. Making the seams really good before tacking will cause less work down the road. Also taping before glueing the seams makes far less work. My seams were pretty bad so it took a bunch of sanding and then some additional filling in to get them smooth.

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Re: PY12 - Plyak build

Post by Browndog » Thu Sep 21, 2017 8:43 pm

Looking good!

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Re: PY12 - Plyak build

Post by snail » Sun Sep 24, 2017 6:34 pm

Decided to add a thru hull chamber for a depth finder transducer and to drain a scupper port that will be in the sole. This chamber will extend thru the bottom into the back chamber behind the seat wall. I fabricated a small box with holes for the transducer cable and the scupper drain. I also made a top for it. Cutting the hole through the bottom was hard to make myself do but I think it will be worth it in the end.

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Re: PY12 - Plyak build

Post by snail » Tue Sep 26, 2017 7:26 pm

Managed to get the transducer box stitched, glued, and first round of sanding done. I filled in the holes and uneven spots and I'll come back and sand them when they dry. Also managed to get the bow and stern glassed.

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Re: PY12 - Plyak build

Post by snail » Thu Oct 05, 2017 5:19 pm

Got the bottom and sides glassed.

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Re: PY12 - Plyak build

Post by Jeff » Fri Oct 06, 2017 8:11 am

Nice clean work Snail!! Jeff

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Re: PY12 - Plyak build

Post by Fuzz » Fri Oct 06, 2017 1:35 pm

Really clean. I always need to put plastic down or I have a pile of drips on the floor.

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