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4Instructables353,931Views13CommentsNear Fishers Island SoundJoined December 19th, 2011
I've been designing and making my own kayaks for over 25 years

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  • Guillemot commented on Guillemot's instructable Making a Plywood Kayak3 weeks ago
    Making a Plywood Kayak

    Nice!You want the stitch holes every 6" [150mm] or so. You can start from the bow, and work back on each part, with the holes about 1/2" [10mm] from the edge and even increments between each.I hope this helps, Nick

    From the looks of you pictures, I would use a sharp knife (like a box cutter) to cut the edges of the holes and larger wrinkles. Then use 80 grit sandpaper wrapped around a wood block to soften the edges. You should then be able to place a patch over the holes.

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  • Guillemot commented on Guillemot's instructable Making a Plywood Kayak1 month ago
    Making a Plywood Kayak

    if you just have a couple small bridges here-and-there, it isn't a big deal. If they are large and/or wide-spread the best thing would be to sand them out and lay a new patch of glass over those spots.To keep the sanding to a minimum you could sand enough to open up the bubble, fill the bubble with filleting mix and lay your patch over that. It might look a little messy but it would be effective.

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  • Guillemot commented on Guillemot's instructable Making a Plywood Kayak1 year ago
    Making a Plywood Kayak

    I just wrote an article for the Makezine.com blog that discusses the Io childs kayak specifically, it may offer some tips for anyone interested in that boat particularly. http://makezine.com/2016/02/26/building-child-sized-kayak-single-sheet-plywood/

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