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Friday, March 14, 2014

The Hunter Skiff--Finished!

Lot of excitement about the latest build.  This is the Hunter Skiff based on sea skiffs or lumber yard skiffs.  Dimensions are 16' X 6'.  Hull sides are 24" with the transom cut for a 20" shaft motor.  This is going to be a top quality build for a very experienced fisherman who knows a lot about boats.  Kim has been very specific in some of the things he wants in the boat.  I've built several wood composite kayaks for him already.  The plan is for Kim to work with me on as many weekends as he can.  This will give him a new perspective on what it takes to build a wood composite boat, care and upkeep, and the satisfaction of actually working on his new boat.  There is a link to the build album at the right.  I'll add to it as we go along.

The WR Challenger

Well, I thought I already put up a post about this boat.  It's finished and gone.  This is a pretty standard Challenger build.  The WR simply stands for the initials of the new owner.  There is a link to the build album on the right side panel.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

The M&M Marathon Kayak

The current project is a 19' X 22" marathon kayak built specifically for long distances at speed.  Actually an ultra-marathon boat since the ultimate race for this boat will be the 262 mile Texas Water Safari that starts in San Marcos, Tx., goes down the full length of the San Marcos River, a good portion of the Guadalupe River, and 8 miles across the bay to end at Sea Drift.  I will add more to this article when I get the time.  I'll also start a build album to the right.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

The Conquista/Challenger Fishing Kayak Refurbish

It's been at least 2 years since the last minor refinish of Kim's Conquista.  The Conquista is the original version of the current Challenger.  The Conquista was a great boat but I'm always looking to upgrade or change designs to make the boats more useful. A few minor changes on the Conquista and we have the Challenger.