Monday, February 22, 2010
The guys have also finished their boat paint schemes and we'll be posting them very soon. We'd like everyone to post a comment telling us their favorite design so we can choose a scheme.
I recieved a new tub of epoxy hardener and a few odds and ends in the mail today. We'll start the hull assembly tomorrow!
Friday, February 19, 2010
After watching the beginning of the video, we all began sketches of what we think the color design of the kayak should be. When the students finish, we will display all of the ideas, and vote on what we think will work best. The boat will probably be a combination of bright work (finished wood) and colored marine paint.
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
So... when the opportunity came up for YBEC Frankford to build a 21' Chesapeake Lightcraft Chesapeake Double kayak kit, we jumped at the chance. The kit is what's called a stitch and glue wooden boat. The wooden panels are literally stitched together with wire before glass and epoxy are added to create a tough and light monocoque shell.
The students will be reading the manual in English class and performing most of the build in Art with Christi. The kit should require around a total of 90 hours to build. We'll build the boat over the next few months and take her out for her maiden voyage during our spring 4-day trip in May.
We'll post photos and updates of our progress on the blog but for now please take a moment to check out the Chesapeake Lightcraft website and the Chesapeake Double here: