Wednesday 9 June 2010
Another waif has been donated to me. I haven't got a scooby what make of kayak it is, except to say it is a wooden strip bathtub & very bespoke. Not something I would normally take on, but hey, its a quirky freebee. It has laid in Jason's garden in Gardenstown over on the East coast for a few years since a pal capsized it without a spraydeck & put himself off the ocean for life. If anyone has an idea as to its possible origins or manufacture, let me know. Photos & more details soon. I will crack on with sanding & Interthane Plus & varnish coats.

It's been a while blogging & plenty of kayaking photos/adventures will follow as a backtrack, but dealing with lower back trauma & severe Subacromial Impingement from the climbing years has caught up, momentarily. Only the other month the G-Meds were out sticking large needles in my arse at 2am because I couldn't get off the floor... There is interest in joining my rolling classes in far flung wild & exotic places such as Aberdeenshire, the treasurer of the Banff kayaking club & a booking for the Portsoy Boat Festival, let alone the client base of Western Isles home so fond. Another restoration is pending...I need to be present :o)

Helen Wilson is the newest link @ Greenland or Bust on the right hand side of this page. Some good stuff there. No you can't have her mobile Alec :o)

Retro fitted hatches on the forward & aft decks. The coaming, although in good condition I will rebuild in carbon fiber.

An overview shot from top to tail. 4.7 meters long - 68cm wide at the seating position, it is as I have said, a bit of a bathtub but without a doubt, rollable in a straight jacket. We'll test that later this year :o)

Despite the state of its hull, this kayak has some very appealing & well engineered lines. It should restore to a very high finish.

posted by •≈ Sgian Dubh at 19:29:00 |

3 Retorts:

At 15 June 2010 at 21:50, Blogger Lee

Beautiful project yak! Looks like a great winter project.


At 21 June 2010 at 02:22, Blogger •≈ Sgian Dubh

Aye Lee. Doubt I'll wait until winter though. Multi-tasker!!!



At 15 July 2010 at 02:48, Blogger Buttermaker

Please tell me what Ameratus pathum laborium means. What language is it?