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yeah looks great Jim!  Let me know if I can help on the upper half.. you get a date for that yet?
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Good looking boat! Glad Jeff came to help out, he is a good hand in projects. He was awesome helping out grinding all that elk and deer up this year. I am liking the kevlar for a duck boat! Paddle right into other guy's decoys with no ramification!
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Jim,

  That is gonna be one amazing kayak. Where do I sign up for prototype tester? Lol
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 Finally got time to work on the other half of this project...    This part came out perfect in every way,, weighing in at a mere 12 lbs!
 This  sure is labor intensive...

   

   
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When are you going to start the second half.  I might help sand a little.  :-)  Great work Jim!  12lbs is amazing.  I also can't wait to try it out.  Maybe we can have that made in the Philippines and save on labor cost. 


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When are you going to start the second half.  I might help sand a little.  :-)  Great work Jim!  12lbs is amazing.  I also can't wait to try it out.  Maybe we can have that made in the Philippines and save on labor cost. 
   Thanks,,, your a bit late Rey,  Isandlikethat already helped lay up the first half.   :smt044

    Actually ,,, no sanding necessary, it's all about lay-up.   Stop by and check out my new shop.  381 Pine St.  Watsonville.    Suite S   

 
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When can I test ride?  :smt003
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When can I test ride?  :smt003

          Soon Grasshopper...       very soon.   :smt002
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12 pounds.  You have got me excited.  Hurry up before I go into total atrophy.  :smt005


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Isandlikethat........ :smt044 :smt044 :smt044
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Coming along really nicely!!!  When is the unveiling?!?! 


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wow.  seems like the price is well worth it due to the process, just wondering about longevity.  usually when carbon fiber fails it's pretty catastrophic, most of the time no warning.  although since you're building it, fixing it shouldn't be too bad, as long as you're on land.

i ride mountain bikes a lot and the prices of carbon fiber bike frames are definitely expensive, almost close to that $3-4k mark.  considering that some people upgrade carbon fiber frames every few years to pay a price up front like that for a new kayak that may last for a really long time doesn't seem like much $$$.  plus it's made right down the street!!!!  i teach at pv high and ride my bike down walker almost every morning.  awesome work.


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wow.  seems like the price is well worth it due to the process, just wondering about longevity.  usually when carbon fiber fails it's pretty catastrophic, most of the time no warning.  although since you're building it, fixing it shouldn't be too bad, as long as you're on land.

i ride mountain bikes a lot and the prices of carbon fiber bike frames are definitely expensive, almost close to that $3-4k mark.  considering that some people upgrade carbon fiber frames every few years to pay a price up front like that for a new kayak that may last for a really long time doesn't seem like much $$$.  plus it's made right down the street!!!!  i teach at pv high and ride my bike down walker almost every morning.  awesome work.
I used to ride Walker daily too when I worked at West Marine corp. on my old Carbon Trek Y-Foil. 


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Carbon is light and really strong but just like carbon bikes one does not want to crash the frame or hull on rock so places to put in and take out would be more carefully selected. Other than that, lots of upside to a great project.
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Did I read that right 12 pounds for the whole boat? or was that for the upper half?
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