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my new kayak custom built

PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2011 4:45 pm
by joe slo
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just finnished it today. heading to toledo bend for the whole week to slime er up real good. I hope yall like it. It is my first sit on top, a little heavy but at only 11 ft it will carry a 300 lb payload and tracks very well, good in rough water. I built it to fish the surf at the beach, that will be my next weekend trip. anyone gotta yak and a paddle out there that might join?

Re: my new kayak custom built

PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2011 7:34 pm
by Gottogo49
Good job, nice looking craft.

Re: my new kayak custom built

PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2011 7:35 pm
by Ray
How much does it weigh?
Looks nice for homemade.

Re: my new kayak custom built

PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2011 7:57 pm
by joe slo
haven't put it on the scale but i am going to guess about 75 rigged out with everything for fishing.

Re: my new kayak custom built

PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2011 9:26 pm
by joe slo
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we caught 40 sac a lait and then this morning caught 16 more before we had to come back home just made it home thought yall might like to see some fish. thats my buddy and 2 of the boats i have built that we took. GOD blessed LA with toledo bend that is just awsome

Re: my new kayak custom built

PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2011 10:08 am
by coolhand
Great job, Joe! She's a beauty! :cheers:

Re: my new kayak custom built

PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2011 4:35 pm
by yak-aholic
That looks really good... I'm actually thinking of trying to build something similar so if you have a link to where the plans came from, I'd appreciate it. I'm a pretty long time from actually attempting to do something like this, but I'll definitely hold on to whatever information you can give me.

Re: my new kayak custom built

PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2011 10:24 am
by joe slo
sorry for the delay yakaholic moved to toledo bend and getting situauted took longer than expected. actually this is my own design no plans to give. i can tell you this though, if you have any carpenter experience at all you can do it. My suggestion is to use epoxy resin over wood because it gives time for the resin to soak into the wood(8-10 hrs, compared to the polyester that only allows 20- 30 min). i took a pirogue bottom widened it to 36" and shortened it to 11'6". sides are 9" and presidentially engineered bulkheads and top. it is one heck of a boat. 2" of water and you can go, 30mph winds no prob, even take it to the platforms at rutherford beach. building one is very rewarding to the sole. people up here on toledo bend look at my 500.00 dollar boat and never even notice the 60000 bass boats passing by, lots of attention. it makes you feel good. of course alot of them are saying i am crazy fo attempting some of my travels, but i just think that they don't know what it is like, much less how it feels. i say do it and stop waiting post some pics when you do i'll help with what i can

Re: my new kayak custom built

PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2011 9:21 pm
by dltigerjohnson
Great looking yak. Hopefully in near future I will meet u on water with my yak.
Nice mess of perch too.