My DIY Sea Kayak

My DIY Sea Kayak

Some projects start out with lots of steam and fizzle out before they get completed.  This is one of those projects.  Its been sitting on a shelf for many many years in hopes that I will find the desire to work on it again.  maybe… In 1996 I started a project that was me proving to myself that I could make a boat.  I don’t think I had any desire to finish the boat, just to work thru the frame work of the kayak and other mechanical components.  Below are some pictures of the kayak taken while building...

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1957 HiLiner Runabout

1957 HiLiner Runabout

In 1986-1987 I took on a restoration project which pretty much ended being a ground up restoration.  I wish I had more photos of this project to show but for now I just have the final project. I purchased this boat from a friend in High School.  It was given to him by one of his extended family members I believe.  I’m not sure which but he had no desire to restore it and ended up selling it to me for $100.  Believe me, it was worth about that much considering the condition of it at the time.  The boat had apparently been sitting outside for a very long time and all finish had been worn off, all hardware was completely destroyed and parts of the structure needed a complete rebuild. After dragging it on a half working boat trailer to my parents shop with my...

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