Now the annual meeting over and most of the paperwork done so we can sneak into the shop without embarrassment again. I have certainly not been able to keep my fingers totally away but now it's time to enter final stretch before the spring will kick off for real ..
I decided at an early stage of using the same fixed seat as on the latest boats - certainly gives it's not optimal sitting position for fast paddling and the setting options are, at best, quite limited. But I am quite at home in it, fits well and still feel that I can keep a decent pace. And then I would of course have a bit more "surfski"-feeling on this kayak, because it should work in waves - and where you sit of course much the same way. We'll see how it goes for about a month ..
Grind the rail before the last layer of carbon fiber
I still have the mold from old kayak so I had to polish up on the release agent again. Put on three layers of carbon and four conventional glass fiber, plus some targeted strip in the middle. Start and finish with all fabrics. More info from last time ..
It should fit ..
When everything is dry breaks blocks I remove the seat from the mold. Not just - you get to use "moderate" very violent .. Then I rough shape above the edge and point fixing it with snabbepoxi in the tire. Now each is at a slight angle so the day after I took it off again and adjusted a few millimeters ..
Then when I think it looks good I'm putting back the nearest pillar forward and rough shaping the bottom of the seat. It gets a little to try and rasp before you're happy ..
Narrow around ..
On the spot
On the back in the deck do I first hålkärl and then five layers - start with a narrow 1cm, then 2cm, etc., and finish with a broad stripe over everything, so it becomes easier to grind. On the inside, it is sufficient with two narrow strips.
It can get quite large forces here so you have to sit properly.
New View ..
I've had to move the kayak a bit to the ushers will begin to repair our bridges - hence the new angle on the pictures ..
Now I'll just get together some linfästen also, before I go ahead with the rudder and steering. Then it is well-soon time to glue together two halves ..