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Building materials for kayak? Answered

HI there I was wondring if anyone has ever considered/ tried building a solid bottom kayak out of recycled plastic (maybe a bin)? I loved the ease of carrying and price of my inflatable kayak but hate how easy it is to puncture in running water. I'd like to make something thats light to carry to the water and can stand being bashed around a bit. I was thinking of cutting some pannels out of any plastic I can get my paws on, stitch and gluing them together to form a sort of pea pod shape and then lining the edge with some of that foam stuff they make floats out of. Any thoughts?

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rowerwet
rowerwet

10 months ago

I created the sawfish foam kayak to make a lightweight boat that was durable and easy to carry

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diyoutdoorsman
diyoutdoorsman

9 years ago

There are several good websites that have plans for stitch and glue designs using 1/4" plywood.