Corey Freedman's Skin-On-Frame Baidarka at the 2005 West Coast Sea Kayak Symposium
November 09, 2005
Here is a pic of Corey Freedman's skin-on-frame baidarka on display at the 2005 Port Townsend West Coast Sea Kayak Symposium. It's on a scale hanging under a bamboo tripod. That's Corey in the back with the orange shorts and blue hat.
Early in the day the scale read 18 lbs, but it must have started to stretch and later on it read somewhere between 23-24 lbs. Still pretty light!
Now for mine: I went over the hull with a scraper and scraped down the high spots and got rid of all the areas of dried glue. I shaped the bow piece a little bit with a crooked knife. Next I need to fill in some holes with wood slivers and wood filler. That's a good place to stop before I leave for Japan, because the next step is sanding, which is going to make a real mess.
Note the insulation I put on the garage door.