Saturday, October 09, 2010

New Build=Kayak

Well, I guess I am now a repeat offender. I bought a Kayak kit while on a work trip to Annapolis last week. I stopped by Chesapeake Light Craft and a Wood Duck 10 CNC cut, pre-drilled kit came home with me.
I dont know when I will start on it but when I do I will link you to the build site. I wont do it on this site that I documented the Glen-L Zip build on, I will keep this for the covering the continued use of the Zip and make a new site for the Kayak build at

Monday, September 27, 2010

The Gathering 4

We just returned from The Gathering of homebuilt boats. What a great time. 40 boats and over 100 people all enjoying 4 days of living on floating cabins with our boats right outside our doorstep at the dock.

Here is the link to my pictures of the event.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Build Video

I compressed the entire build into a 3 minute video set to the music of Jimmy Buffett and Alan Jackson's "Boats to Build"

Saturday, September 18, 2010


This morning we launched our "First Born". It was a very successful launch.
We need to use the next farther out hole on the motor tilt pin next time and I need to adjust the trailer bunks forward mounts to give the boat a higher pitch angle so it goes on and off the trailer easier.

Runs great, rides great. I'm very pleased with it.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010


Almost Launched today. By the time I got the registration numbers and name from the sign company then applied them, the wife was just getting home from work. We got everything loaded in the car then we couldnt find the adapter for the trailer lights for her Jeep. We finally got on the road at 5:40. Then 10 min later I realized I forgot the expiration/state sticker that goes next to the registration numbers. Went back home and realized we would only have about 20 min of good picture taking light by the time we got to the water, 40 min away. So we called my buddy Scott who was going to take the pictures and video for us and we canceled. Next try will be saturday morning. Weather forecast is good, the morning light will be great for pictures and we wont be rushed.

Monday, September 13, 2010


Today I declare construction of the Zip complete. 732 hours, April 27, 2009--Sept 13, 2010.
For all the detailed photos go to

Friday, September 10, 2010

Registration complete!

The boat registration/title paperwork is complete. The sign company is printing my boats name and registration numbers but likely wont finish before closing today.

By the end of the weekend I should be done with everything on the boat except the name/registration decals. If the numbers were printed today I would have rushed to get on the water this weekend. I'll just enjoy the weekend and get everything done nice and tidy.
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