Hull partially stitched together...

Hull partially stitched together...

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Bridgeport, CT - after the pieces are literally 'stiched' together with soft copper wire, but before fiberglassing....

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after the pieces are literally 'stiched' together with soft copper wire, but before fiberglassing....

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#1 Dec 7, 2011
WOW That looks like a lot of work but well worth it.
WOW

Middlefield, CT

#2 Dec 7, 2011
Yours stupid comments are not worth reading.

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#3 Dec 7, 2011
What's it stitched with?

“'never'”

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#4 Dec 7, 2011
LynneB wrote:
What's it stitched with?
Soft copper wire, which you twist to tighten. That holds all the pieces in almost perfect position, and then you make thick, wide fillets of epoxy inside the kayak, in the corners. Then you snip off the wire on the outside, then put a layer of fiberglass on the inside and the outside, which strengthens it and seals the wood from water. It is astonishingly strong and light.
Yup

Middlefield, CT

#5 Dec 7, 2011
Hi Lynne
Have you been up the creek without a paddle?

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