Saturday, February 4, 2012

SOF Build: Paint!




Hours of work yesterday ended in one back stitch that had finally secured my skin onto my frame.



As my wife worked away at sewing the last few stitches I had ran to home depot and purchased a heat gun. The wrinkles quickly disappeared becoming drum tight under the heatgun. Truly impressed with the tool. I had done some testing on a few strips of excess polyester I had cut off the boat. I quickly found it's melting point; and the "Goldilock" zone.  


I allowed it to cool down and at 1am I began painting...


5am the kayak painted with it's first coat I went and took a nap.

Next post...

Paddling the Qajaq.

3 comments:

  1. Are you sure it will go through the door?

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  2. Wont fit out the door but a window up behind will be JUST enough lol. I may have to dig a snow tunnel outside the window to get her out however!

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  3. We're expecting lots of pics to mark the "1st Paddle". Can we anticipate some kind of a formal "launching"? Speeches, champagne, official christening. Heck, it should be an occasion! :) Nice piece of work, Lee. BZ! Duncan.

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