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Cedar Strip Kayak Building: Deck Strips: Bow and Stern of the Shooting Star Baidarka

Building the cedar strip Shooting Star baidarka. Photo Copyright ©2006 Andrew Elizaga

Today and yesterday I stripped the bow and stern deck and stapled a temporary deck sheer strip in place. The Shooting Star design requires that these decks be separate from the main deck to preserve the traditional profile. I stripped the stern once yesterday and then today stripped it again because the first attempt left a big gap between the hull and the deck. For the second attempt I used narrower strips bent with a heat gun, held in place with hot glue, bungees and duct tape. Nothing about construction of the tail part of this kayak is easy.

Building the cedar strip Shooting Star baidarka. Photo Copyright ©2006 Andrew Elizaga


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