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    Default Now that photos are easier, here's my build

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    A year to build the barn, then two more for the boat.She's a Bluejacket 25.5, designed by Tom Lathrop in NC.
    Everything I wanted in a boat and more.
    3000 lbs displacement
    60 HP Honda
    Under 1.5 GPH.

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    Looks great! Stitch and glue?

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    IMG_1525.jpgYup, S&G. 12mm okoume on the bottom and 10mm everywhere else. Xynol on the outside. Pickup truck bedliner paint (Durabak) in the cockpit. My own mix of Jamestown "wet edge" on topsides.
    Kayak is a CLC Wood Duck.

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    Beautifully done!
    I was born on a wooden boat that I built myself.

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    Phiil, interesting boat -- what are your gunwhales and rub strips ?

    Rick

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    Gunwales (yes, gunwales, thankyouverymuch. Ain't no such thing as gunnels) are Doug fir. Rubrails are .060" thick 3/4"wide hollow back stainless. #10 OHMS,SS, with acorn nuts inside where I could get to it.

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    Very pretty!!

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    I love that steering wheel. It gives me a clue to making my own. Where did you get the hardware to connect to the helm?

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    Default Re: Now that photos are easier, here's my build

    Quote Originally Posted by phiil View Post
    IMG_1525.jpgYup, S&G. 12mm okoume on the bottom and 10mm everywhere else. Xynol on the outside. Pickup truck bedliner paint (Durabak) in the cockpit. My own mix of Jamestown "wet edge" on topsides.
    Kayak is a CLC Wood Duck.
    Congratulations on finishing your boat. It looks very good. It seems that the type of steering wheel is common for Bluejacket boats. I have the same on mine and seen it on several others.

    Egbert

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    wow, looks great! congratulations
    A ship is safe in the harbor, but that's not what ships are for.

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    Looks like you did a great job.

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    Looks very nice. I've got to admit I've daydreamed about having a boat like that with a kayak or two on the cabintop. And I've wondered what's involved in getting the kayak into the water, and then the paddler into the kayak. And then to reverse the process?
    -Dave

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    Quote Originally Posted by Woxbox View Post
    Looks very nice. I've got to admit I've daydreamed about having a boat like that with a kayak or two on the cabintop. And I've wondered what's involved in getting the kayak into the water, and then the paddler into the kayak. And then to reverse the process?
    I use kayaks for dingies. I prefer cheap rugged kayaks that can be tossed in/out of my boat and drug up/down beaches. I use wide-beam recreational kayaks with large cockpit openings. First time I was worried but turns out it is quite easy - I can stand up in the kayak with the boat there to steady me. A rope hanging from high on the boat helped after my shoulder surgery.

    I have tried my fragile narrow expedition kayaks but the tiny cockpit opening and reduced stability makes transfer to/from my boat too risky for me in these cold waters here.

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