Sunday, January 2, 2011

Petrel Strong back

I made an external strong back for building kayaks. It's 16 feet long and very stiff. No twist and very straight. It will help me build kayaks very straight and true.
On top is an internal strong back for the Petrel. It is imposable to find a long 2x4 with no bend or twist in it. So I made a 2x4 box from ply wood. It is very stiff and will not bend or twist from the weight of the forms. If your strong back will flex, it makes it tough to build a straight kayak.

This will make my forms and strong back all modular so that I can set it up or take it apart in just a few minutes.

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