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  1. #106
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    Default Re: Mill Creek 13 Build

    Well, m son is still traveling...now in Europe.
    His kayak without the coaming was really bugging me ....so I have decided to make it.
    ....here it is.....still not glued in but is getting there


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    somehow we never bought foot braces - I guess I didn't think they were really needed - but they are! That's what allows paddler to "brace" in the kajak and makes it more stable and controllable. For some reason I remember the price from CLC being very expensive - that's was a part of decision not to go that way.
    Last night got a pair from eBay for $20.10 - no mounting hardware.......went to CLC web site to check the price for their product - $26.50 with the hardware........not that much difference - not sure why I remember braces being expensive....
    Here is the eBay set from Attwood Marine - I may go with CLC set for my kayak.

    2017-10-27_08-46-12

  3. #108
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    added 2 posts for lifting / towing the kayak

    Kayak

    [url=https://flic.kr/p/Fhf5Yj]Kayak2[/url

    they have 1/8 diameter pegs epoxied in the decks, seems pretty strong bond, strong enough to lift the kayak, the holes strengthened by brass rings - 1/2" and 21/32" diameter
    1955 Fontana 18' - 1958 Atomic 4
    1960 Skippy 12C FeatherCraft - 1947 Mercury KD4 Rocket
    1985 Glen L15 - 1980 Johnson 7.5 hp
    2016 kayak Mill Creek 13

  4. #109
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    had this kayak dolly idea ,,,,, started working on today......it will also double as a foot brace......figure out already that current width is at least an inch too wide - does not go inside the kayak.
    Another dilemma is how to connect the last horizontal 1 1/4 diameter element - just like the shorter two?....

    IMAG1772

    joints will be enforced with epoxied 1/2" wooden dowels, wheels will have SS threaded rod epoxied in the wooden frame

    IMAG1775
    Last edited by 2dogsnight; 02-14-2018 at 04:40 PM.
    1955 Fontana 18' - 1958 Atomic 4
    1960 Skippy 12C FeatherCraft - 1947 Mercury KD4 Rocket
    1985 Glen L15 - 1980 Johnson 7.5 hp
    2016 kayak Mill Creek 13

  5. #110
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    1955 Fontana 18' - 1958 Atomic 4
    1960 Skippy 12C FeatherCraft - 1947 Mercury KD4 Rocket
    1985 Glen L15 - 1980 Johnson 7.5 hp
    2016 kayak Mill Creek 13

  6. #111
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    joints reinforced with 1/2 oak 3" long dowels, wheels riding on 1/2 SS 1/2-13 threaded rod, epoxied 3" into the frame

    kayak 3.jpg

    Needs paint/varnish.....maybe additional brace to keep dolly in place for reverse towing
    Weight at the bow: 14 lbs

    kayak 4.jpg
    Last edited by 2dogsnight; 03-07-2018 at 02:50 PM.
    1955 Fontana 18' - 1958 Atomic 4
    1960 Skippy 12C FeatherCraft - 1947 Mercury KD4 Rocket
    1985 Glen L15 - 1980 Johnson 7.5 hp
    2016 kayak Mill Creek 13

  7. #112
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    Default Re: Mill Creek 13 Build

    I love it! I think maybe my wife's kayak could use the same thing, maybe larger diameter wheels for rough terrain.

  8. #113
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    thank you Ober!

    Still working on the design, here using a piece of laminated WRC strips - from earlier failed project - fits the kayak curve just right. Have a piece of trailer bunk carpet under it. I think with the curved and flat top part, may keep the dolly in place - still working on ideas to attach the dolly to the coaming........

    kayak dolly.jpg
    ....not sure why the picture turned sideways......
    1955 Fontana 18' - 1958 Atomic 4
    1960 Skippy 12C FeatherCraft - 1947 Mercury KD4 Rocket
    1985 Glen L15 - 1980 Johnson 7.5 hp
    2016 kayak Mill Creek 13

  9. #114
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    kayak7.jpg

    Working on my kayak - in case needs a tow
    1955 Fontana 18' - 1958 Atomic 4
    1960 Skippy 12C FeatherCraft - 1947 Mercury KD4 Rocket
    1985 Glen L15 - 1980 Johnson 7.5 hp
    2016 kayak Mill Creek 13

  10. #115
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    Looks nice. Is the bushing copper, or bronze?

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    keeping up with a tradition of this tread.......writing and sipping on mead (drinkable honey) made by my nephew Tomek in Poland - a very fine mead indeed !
    Jablczak = apple - fruit honey
    Szostak = one unit of honey, two units of water - Made in 2015
    Alcohol content - about 12%

    mead.jpg

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    Ober - I am using a bronze pipe - wall thickness .014 ..................just because you can get it off e-bay in 12" length........versus a more than you need ( 30' or so) in copper from home Depot
    ..............and since I am working on a boat (OK, kayak) that's where bronze is used - copper = bathrooms
    Can you tell that I am having lots of fun with this post?
    Last edited by 2dogsnight; 04-03-2018 at 03:03 PM.
    1955 Fontana 18' - 1958 Atomic 4
    1960 Skippy 12C FeatherCraft - 1947 Mercury KD4 Rocket
    1985 Glen L15 - 1980 Johnson 7.5 hp
    2016 kayak Mill Creek 13

  12. #117
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    Default Re: Mill Creek 13 Build

    first "eye" came out all right - the tube could be a little longer, not the same lip width on each side.

    wrong wood.jpg

    ................but the second one just plain didn't work. I am going back to madrona wood, and need to get a few different size balls - the ballpein hammers just not doing it in my book.
    Dang it!
    Hours of work for nothing....
    Well, I should say: for this valuable experience!

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    Last edited by 2dogsnight; 04-03-2018 at 07:14 PM.
    1955 Fontana 18' - 1958 Atomic 4
    1960 Skippy 12C FeatherCraft - 1947 Mercury KD4 Rocket
    1985 Glen L15 - 1980 Johnson 7.5 hp
    2016 kayak Mill Creek 13

  13. #118
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    kayak 9.jpg

    dolly pretty much done. The wheels seems to be fine, especially on an asphalt walkway .......on PNW gravel beach they do work fine,........would wider wheels work better?...possibly.

    kayak 8.jpg

    bungees are keeping the dolly in place well.
    Dolly as a foot brace works great too.
    1955 Fontana 18' - 1958 Atomic 4
    1960 Skippy 12C FeatherCraft - 1947 Mercury KD4 Rocket
    1985 Glen L15 - 1980 Johnson 7.5 hp
    2016 kayak Mill Creek 13

  14. #119
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    Default Re: Mill Creek 13 Build

    took the kayak to the beach yesterday......there have to be a better way to get it down there ....



    Kayak8.jpg



    went out for few hours ......

    kayak9.jpg

    lately become apparent that getting in and out of the kayak is getting increasingly difficult .......thinking about a bigger, easier to get in and out "vessel", a design for rowing - no sailing.
    Two designs that I like are:
    CLC rowing shell
    CLC rowing shell.jpg

    and Viking long ship - scaled version - around 18' in length,=...in plywood, only I can not find any plans for it....
    Viking longship.jpg

    Viking longship2.jpg
    1955 Fontana 18' - 1958 Atomic 4
    1960 Skippy 12C FeatherCraft - 1947 Mercury KD4 Rocket
    1985 Glen L15 - 1980 Johnson 7.5 hp
    2016 kayak Mill Creek 13

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