Kayak

Summary

  • Kayak, donated by a friend who found it in their backyard. Observations
    • holes plus small and big cracks on both the top and bottom
    • bottom holes have been ‘fixed’ by adding half a meter of PU foam on each side
  • ToDo list
    • [done] fix the above
    • [done] Adding hatches and walls separating it from the sitting area
    • Painting bottom and top
    • Adding bungee cord for storage on top of kayak

The progress so far:

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  • Remove pu foam

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  • Plugging the hole from the inside and outside (matching the v shape at the bottom)

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  • Remove excess resin

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  • Templating the wall with polycarbonate sheets (using this also a buffer later on)

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  • Templating the deck hatch with cardboard (lowered) including the ability for water to drip off

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  • Templating the deck hatch with polycarbonate sheet

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  • Adding resin to templated polycarbonate sheets (hatch and wall)

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  • Fitting in deck hatch

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  • Fitting in with epoxy resin of deck hatch

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  • Hatches ready for sanding (rest of top is already sanded)

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  • Cleared large cracks and filled with resin

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  • Plastered rest and sanded down (ready for painting)

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  • Ready for painting, but the weather is not. So until next year
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Onno Ruijsbroek
Engineer | Maker