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by mick allen
Fri Feb 01, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Building a plug
Replies: 22
Views: 1551

Re: Building a plug

That approach is really tough to shape and especially finish shape with all the hard wood sections interrupting the much softer foam sections in between - might be better to use 25-50mm thick foam section shapes so everthing handles similarly when getting down close or just smoothing everything a li...
by mick allen
Tue Oct 23, 2018 12:23 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Angmagssalik - new start?^
Replies: 59
Views: 10725

Re: Angmagssalik - new start?^

Does anyone know if the Surf King and Ace were Ken Littledyke boat designs?
by mick allen
Sun Oct 21, 2018 7:27 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Angmagssalik - new start?^
Replies: 59
Views: 10725

Re: Angmagssalik - new start?^

that's a very cool story . . . I always wanted the surf kayak back then https://media.ukriversguidebook.co.uk/uploads/59200/1540103141618-3791.png This is just a schematic from that catalogue page you showed above - just for fun. It's adjusted for what I think the hydrostatics should have been and w...
by mick allen
Sun Oct 04, 2015 6:50 am
Forum: Surf Kayaking
Topic: Disabilities.
Replies: 7
Views: 2060

Re: Disabilities.

Hi Chris, Some sit-on-top kayaks have plug-in wheel assemblies that might be an approach that could be explored. Surfyaks are so much lighter than SOTs so that maybe a very light wheel system could be adapted – and then stored in the stern under an inflatable sternbag to keep in place. The most simp...
by mick allen
Mon Oct 06, 2014 12:01 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Show us your seals & cetaceans...
Replies: 28
Views: 4079

Re: Show us your seals & cetaceans...

An imaginary friend to tow along for gear/kit overflow. (humour only, this is presently imaginary) http://www.westcoastpaddler.com/mick/misc-dwgs/sealpup-dwg7sm.jpg bcmarinetrails.org – a valiant, volunteer attempt to enable 27,000 kilometres of paddle connected campsites along the totality of BC co...
by mick allen
Wed Sep 25, 2013 8:09 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Building?
Replies: 19
Views: 2686

Re: Building?

That is likely unrealistic - a larger boat, weighed more by itself and its paddler, handles differently in comparable conditions, plus a paddler’s strength to weight ratio is probably less. That … visualisation looks like it would be too narrow to take an oval hatch. Although only a schematic, it is...
by mick allen
Mon Sep 23, 2013 10:53 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Building?
Replies: 19
Views: 2686

Re: Building?

Niall gives a good summary of what you could do. But the simplicity of stitching together some premade panels to achieve what you desire will be far overshadowed by the process of getting there with those accurately pre-defined shapes. Plus, if there is any complex shaping or building, it will take ...
by mick allen
Thu Oct 11, 2012 9:23 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Angmagssalik - new start?^
Replies: 59
Views: 10725

Re: Angmagssalik - new start?

The tortured deck kayak Mikebelluk showed has another cockpit treatment that I hadn’t seen before – which maybe is further inference that this area was difficult to resolve with that deck. I surmise that is the reason for the more panelized front deck of the Mk2 version. Seems to look like this: htt...
by mick allen
Tue Oct 02, 2012 8:37 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Angmagssalik - new start?^
Replies: 59
Views: 10725

Angmagssalik - alternate ideas

There probably are a few of us who have schematically or otherwise documented the essential form of that kayak (ie Aled has offsets). And while it might be of historical worth to have original plan copies preserved at some responsible repository, I think that a direct replication might have some iss...
by mick allen
Wed Jun 06, 2012 8:09 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Modifying an Anas Acuta
Replies: 13
Views: 1369

Re: Modifying an Anas Acuta

Sinking the rim down into the deck . . . would look so much better You can still use a slight modification of the foam buildup technique by cutting the larger hole that includes the recess. Then glue down foam pieces just like before, except they are deeper by the depth of the recess desired and wi...
by mick allen
Thu May 24, 2012 1:29 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Modifying an Anas Acuta
Replies: 13
Views: 1369

Re: Modifying an Anas Acuta

I don't know the specifics of the anas deck situation that you have, but making a coaming for a pre-existing kayak is very simple. Block boat upright at easy access height. Get some scraps of 1 in (25mm) rigid foam insulation and spray or rubber (or whatever works) glue them in place around and over...
by mick allen
Thu Sep 30, 2010 5:52 am
Forum: Surf Kayaking
Topic: Volume of a Mega Neutron
Replies: 13
Views: 1681

Re: Volume of a Mega Neutron

I think it's in the general region of 217 litres, taken to the top of the coaming.