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#1 Jul 17, 2012
Nice job!! Looks great, how is it in the water?

“'never'”

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#2 Jul 17, 2012
LynneB wrote:
Nice job!! Looks great, how is it in the water?
It is very tippy, even more than other sea kayaks I have tried, and its very fast. So I have to learn how to roll it and how to 'self-rescue', neither of which is very easy.
For self-rescuing, you inflate an airbag on the end of your paddle and use it to help you climb in to the cockpit. I've seen it on YouTube but I think in practice its very difficult.
I ventured out in chop the other day and realized that in chop the thing is likely going to capsize. On rivers it is wonderful though. I'm going to pack a tent and food and wander for several days on the Connecticut River.
BPT

Marlborough, CT

#3 Jul 17, 2012
wow, looks like it was made in a factory. great job c44.
best of luck with it, but be careful.

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#4 Jul 17, 2012
So your kayak is Tippy?

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#5 Jul 17, 2012
BPT wrote:
wow, looks like it was made in a factory. great job c44.
best of luck with it, but be careful.
Thanks BPT, actually the finish is not as good as it looks in a photo. To make it 'perfect' you have to sand the entire kayak between 5 to 7 coats. I would never have finished. Also I'd be too worried to use the thing.
Yes I will be careful- the real hazard is capsizing far from shore in cold water. That situation can easily turn fatal. Ever been in really cold water? It's hard to move, let alone do anything useful. Maybe I will buy a drysuit at some point.
@non-hostile Jackalope: yeah, LOL I though of that... what's another word for Tippy then? Maybe 'Tipsy'.
No you are

Astoria, NY

#6 Jul 17, 2012
It's beautiful, great job. Good luck!

Since: May 11

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#7 Jul 17, 2012
Citizen44 wrote:
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Thanks BPT, actually the finish is not as good as it looks in a photo. To make it 'perfect' you have to sand the entire kayak between 5 to 7 coats. I would never have finished. Also I'd be too worried to use the thing.
Yes I will be careful- the real hazard is capsizing far from shore in cold water. That situation can easily turn fatal. Ever been in really cold water? It's hard to move, let alone do anything useful. Maybe I will buy a drysuit at some point.
@non-hostile Jackalope: yeah, LOL I though of that... what's another word for Tippy then? Maybe 'Tipsy'.
Wow congrats for a job well done!It looks great. I am glad you posted the picture I have been waiting to see the finished product!
America Gentleman Samuel

United States

#8 Jul 17, 2012
LynneB wrote:
Nice job!! Looks great, how is it in the water?
I agree with Lynne. We hope that you have room for George.

“'never'”

Since: Mar 11

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#9 Jul 17, 2012
America Gentleman Samuel wrote:
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I agree with Lynne. We hope that you have room for George.
Ha ! He would scratch it I think. I do take him on the canoe though. There is very little room in this kayak and it's quite challenging to get in and out.

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#10 Jul 17, 2012
AVA_AVA_AVA wrote:
<quoted text>Wow congrats for a job well done!It looks great. I am glad you posted the picture I have been waiting to see the finished product!
It took me long enough, right? I may be slow at accomplishing things, but I'm awesome at procrastinating.
America Gentleman Samuel

Meriden, CT

#11 Jul 17, 2012
Yes, you are and good night Everybody.

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Since: Mar 11

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#12 Jul 18, 2012
America Gentleman Samuel wrote:
Yes, you are and good night Everybody.
Sam, how come you are suddenly using an unregistered identity? From Cheshire? Are you a fake Sam? Or really a fake real fake real Sam?
Travis

Danbury, CT

#13 Jul 18, 2012
America Gentleman Samuel wrote:
Yes, you are and good night Everybody.
Hey fake Sam, show me your t*ts!

Citizen - nice job on the kayak.

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#14 Jul 18, 2012
Travis wrote:
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Hey fake Sam, show me your t*ts!
Citizen - nice job on the kayak.
Thanks, I just followed directions, very slowly. It was a bit confusing.... next I plan to build a sailboat!!

Look up the 'Egret Sharpie'.... it is a cult boat among backyard boat builders. Beautiful, trailerable, relatively easy to build, beachable, and very different. It's all I can think about. I'm hoping I can do it in a year but it takes some people 5 years.

“'never'”

Since: Mar 11

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#15 Jul 18, 2012
Here, let me blabber on about my obsession:

http://www.whitewatersharpie.com/specificatie...

Even if you don't do boats, that website should raise your pulse!!

Since: May 11

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#16 Jul 18, 2012
Citizen44 wrote:
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Thanks, I just followed directions, very slowly. It was a bit confusing.... next I plan to build a sailboat!!
Look up the 'Egret Sharpie'.... it is a cult boat among backyard boat builders. Beautiful, trailerable, relatively easy to build, beachable, and very different. It's all I can think about. I'm hoping I can do it in a year but it takes some people 5 years.
GREAT JOB!
America Gentleman Samuel

Colchester, CT

#17 Jul 18, 2012
Citizen44 wrote:
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Sam, how come you are suddenly using an unregistered identity? From Cheshire? Are you a fake Sam? Or really a fake real fake real Sam?
Yes, it is the real Sam. If you have doubts, call him. He is unable to use his register name.
DUH

Worcester, MA

#18 Jul 18, 2012
Citizen44 wrote:
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Sam, how come you are suddenly using an unregistered identity? From Cheshire? Are you a fake Sam? Or really a fake real fake real Sam?
post #8, he's in Meriden vs post #11-Cheshire. He gets around!
DUH

Worcester, MA

#19 Jul 18, 2012
Citizen44 wrote:
Here, let me blabber on about my obsession:
http://www.whitewatersharpie.com/specificatie...
Even if you don't do boats, that website should raise your pulse!!
No Comprende!!
Is that Norweigian? Danish? Swedish?
DUH

Worcester, MA

#20 Jul 18, 2012
Citizen44 wrote:
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Thanks, I just followed directions, very slowly. It was a bit confusing.... next I plan to build a sailboat!!
Look up the 'Egret Sharpie'.... it is a cult boat among backyard boat builders. Beautiful, trailerable, relatively easy to build, beachable, and very different. It's all I can think about. I'm hoping I can do it in a year but it takes some people 5 years.
I found Joe Schmoe!

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