HC14 Launched, October 2014

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HC14 Launched, October 2014

Post by Vanagod » Wed Oct 29, 2014 12:15 am

After 11 months from first getting my materials, she is splashed!!. Weather was wet and cold. Light rain trying to turn into snow. The trees 500 feet up from us were covered in snow.
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Some video clips.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pKe_9S8wJ_k
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s5-sIsvTEes

And my oldest boy's first boat ride.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0UcbwpGdQw

And this is what happens when you drag it over shore rocks, and why I am glad I put 6oz cloth over the whole bottom. Now to remove the pretty bottom paint and replace it with graphite filled epoxy. This gouge was through layers of S3 paint, Sterling primer, Quick Fair, and home brew fairing compound (micro balloons and silica). I could have avoided dragging it with me in it, but I didn't want wet shoes with how cold it was that day.
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I'll write more later. Time to spend time with my wife.


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Re: HC14 Launched, October 2014

Post by jaydillyo@yahoo.com » Wed Oct 29, 2014 3:07 am

She's pretty! You'll be much happier with graphite on the bottom.
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Re: HC14 Launched, October 2014

Post by dbcrx » Wed Oct 29, 2014 4:09 am

Very nice.

Both my kayaks (and any I build in the future) have graphite on the bottom. I happily paddle them up onto the beach, or rocks, or concrete ramp!
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Re: HC14 Launched, October 2014

Post by jacquesmm » Wed Oct 29, 2014 9:17 am

Great looking boat.
Very nice color scheme.
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Re: HC14 Launched, October 2014

Post by Vanagod » Thu Oct 30, 2014 4:55 pm

Jacques and Shine,
I noticed that the HC14 plans page does not have any pictures of it posted. Feel free to use anything in my gallery for pictures of the HC14 on bateau.com
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Re: HC14 Launched, October 2014

Post by Vanagod » Tue Nov 04, 2014 1:22 am

Here are some more pretty pictures. This was on the Yaquina River in Oregon between Newport and Toledo. My dad did the photography. The fog had just burnt off and some showers were headed in. We caught the perfect time window. If you want closeups, these are all in my gallery.
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Re: HC14 Launched, October 2014

Post by Cracker Larry » Tue Nov 04, 2014 5:39 am

8) 8)
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Re: HC14 Launched, October 2014

Post by terrulian » Tue Nov 04, 2014 7:48 am

How cool is that? :D
Thanks for the videos, and the instructive picture of the scratch 8O .
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Re: HC14 Launched, October 2014

Post by jacquesmm » Tue Nov 04, 2014 9:14 am

Fantastic pictures, we will use them, thank you.
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Re: HC14 Launched, October 2014

Post by Walkers Run » Tue Nov 04, 2014 9:47 am

Great pictures! I want to go there.
Beautiful boat too
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