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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


  2. #107
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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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    Default Re: Mill Creek 13 Build

    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 03:40 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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    Default Re: Mill Creek 13 Build

    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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    Default Re: Mill Creek 13 Build

    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 01:50 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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    Default Re: Mill Creek 13 Build

    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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    Default Re: Mill Creek 13 Build

    Looks nice. Is the bushing copper, or bronze?

  11. #116
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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

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