Friday, 9 January 2009

Kayak skinned

Its been a while since the last update but the nylon skin is finally on
and the coaming is also sewn is place.

After the main sewingwas done on the bow and stern ends of the kayak
it wa time to sew the coaming into place. First a plank on the inside is setup
with a plank across the coaming with a clamp to add tention and position the
ring in the right place.

Then nails were pushed through the pre-drilled holes to pull the cloth to the ring
and help spacing the tention before sewing.

And here it is in place.

A bit tight working conditions in my cellar but its a bit cold working out now
its around -6°C at the moment.

And a picture of the stern.

Well next I am going to make the lashing toggles for my deck ropes
out of some juniper. I am going to have to wait with covering the nylon
skin until I can find some where to apply it its a bit smelly so it
wouldn't go down to well if I done it in the cellar.