Monday, April 29, 2013

Its all one piece

Add another 10 hours to the project, the kayak is all one piece now. Some serious progress has been made but i still have a long way to go. The ice on the lake is turning a deep blue color, so it wont be long before open water starts calling me.

 So i found some plastic tubing to use as conduit for the electrical wires and i hot melt glued them to the underside of the deck. i think i got enough glue on them to keep them from ever coming loose.
A neat trick i found is to use a water proof container to house the switches and connections. I have three circuits  one for the nav lights, one for the lights in the cockpits and one for the clearance/docking lights on the middle outside of the hull.

 Funny story, i have been using big syringes for putting epoxy in the gaps between panels through the whole project. well yesterday the temp finally reached 70 degrees outside and everything was warming up nicely. then the syringe in my hand started getting hot, really hot! i tried to hurry but then it went off and turned solid.
 So here is where i am now, next step is to fill cracks, sand and get ready to fiberglass the top of the deck.

80 hours thus far?

1 comment:

  1. I'm looking forward to seeing a pic of it in the water!