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This is the Golden Sawfish before her third successful run on the Allegheny river in Oakmont PA yesterday
Hello again I am proud to say after nearly a month of setbacks and squeezing free time from my schedule I have finally completed my sawfish. I took her for a long spin on the Allegheny river today and much to my pleasing it has been everything i hoped it to be. I got halted mid way through due to a homeowners claim and my workspace was dead center where the plumber needed to be and that made everything seem like i needed to restart. I also made two mistakes that had me very worried the first mistakewas that i couldn't comprehend exactly what you meant with cutting the ribs to fit the triangle bow and had instead of fitting the points into a v shape i cut them flush and i was worried there would be a weak spot so i bridged it with these flat pieces of metal which worked wonderful in the end. Second thing was i completely missed the part about raising the stern and bow with bricks to create rake or rocker and thus had ended with a completely flat bottom hull. In a worried and frantic state i scoured the web for information about the physics andas it turns out thereare some kayak designs that utilize the flat hull for stability which is lucky for me since that is my primary goal so as to be a sturdy fishing vessel. I basically screwed up the front bow area and anxious to be finished before winter i ended up filling it in with great stuff to create an even more buoyant and solid portion for my feet and molded a waterproof latching box to carry whatever need be plus it just looks cool to me i used reflective 550 paracord to create the pvc handles and i actually have a kayak seat obtained from a yard sale for $2 which is just utterly convenient for me. I landed 2 small rock bass and had something take off under the yak and as if scissors just snip the line must have been a walleye or sauger. But the stability speed and overall maneuvering of my creation is all i coukd have ever wanted and thanks to you and your ingenious engineering i have finally obtained the perfect sot kayak that i can actually carry and doesnt cost upwards of 800 i will post pics asap as today was the test i didnt have my phone with me and a terrenchial downpour forced me to bring it in sooner than hoped for il name it the golden sawfish as to pay hommage to you and its steeler gold (yellow) il add black accents down the road but after you pointed out the potential dangers of the beautiful battle yak being blue it occured to me to be boat visible as well so i went with a solid caution color as the primary. Oh i also painted pieces of 80 grit rectangular sandpaper to floor in the foot area to add traction i doubled up on the bulkheads as well to ensure a solid structure
Ok thanks again me too and i will post pics and description asap as well as get a HIN from the state. Im from pgh pa so im almost certain i technically need one especially since water commission practically wear gilly suits and practice guerrilla tactics lol il need someone else to snap pics of me in action but il take a good angles of it tomorrow
That is excellent news! I'm glad it worked out and performs as you hoped or better. Little details like the curve at the bow and stern might make the boat a tiny bit slower, or might not, I haven't tried a flat one to compare. Your boat might even be faster. I'll add your boat to the list as soon as I get a chance, Congrats! I hope you enjoy many hours on your new boat!
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Fabrics don't like to bend around sharp corners, round them off and they shouldn't fight you. With TBII, it gets tacky and holds quickly. If you are using paint, it takes a while to get to the sticky stage, i use staples to hold the edges down then.
Do you have any tips for wrapping the canvas around the foam edges? I've only done some test pieces and I found even on a 2'x2' panel it was hard to wrap the corners. I was thinking of even using a staple cut to adhere to the opposite side, then trim the excess. It may also be my fault that on the test pieces the canvas is too big as opposite to perfectly cut to cover edges and no more.
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the fabric on the hull adds quite a bit to the strength, dent and puncture resistance, and waterproofness of the seams. you could try the aqua blocker over fabric on a test section of stryofoam, try 1 foot squre, wrap it completly, and coat it with the blocker. when it is dry, weigh the test sample, write the weight on it in marker so you don't forget. then submerge it in water for a full 24 hrs. at the end of that time shake the water off the surface and weigh it again. if there isn't a signifigant weight gain, you shouldn't have much to worry about, as you probably won't be afloat in your kayak for a full 24 hours, more like a few hours, if you are like the average paddler.to see what will happen if you get a hole in the skin. punch a small hole in the fabric on the test sample, and submerge the sample again for 24 hours. at the end weigh it again and see how much water it has taken on.this should answer any worries or point out any problems. Good luck! I am very interested in what you discover!
xps foam is extremly expensive where i live, so im trying to use styrofoam. I would like to avoid fiberglass if possible, have you got any experience regarding painting the hull with a roof aquablocker. when dried up it turns into thick rubber. Its used for reparing roofs.
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