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modernbeat
modernbeat Dork
4/9/18 9:50 p.m.

I like my canoes like I like my racecars. Flyweight and full of exotic materials. No, not carbon fiber, but yes to kevlar and mylar.

http://gaboats.com/boats/

Fairly easy to build. Weighs next to nothing. And not like anything your pals have ever seen on the lake.

modernbeat
modernbeat Dork
4/9/18 9:52 p.m.

For the real freakout, skip the dacron cloth and just go with single layer clear mylar. Same process as old radio controlled airplanes.

modernbeat
modernbeat Dork
4/9/18 9:52 p.m.

ultraclyde
ultraclyde PowerDork
4/10/18 6:33 a.m.

Also, google foam insulation kayak.

Woody
Woody GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
4/10/18 6:40 a.m.
modernbeat said:

The shop at Mystic Seaport used to sell a mylar canoe or kayak kit.

modernbeat
modernbeat Dork
4/10/18 10:20 a.m.
Woody said:

The shop at Mystic Seaport used to sell a mylar canoe or kayak kit.

That one looks like a single layer of Dacron. The mylar versions can be clear.

John Welsh
John Welsh Mod Squad
4/10/18 10:34 a.m.

Seems it hasn't been mentioned but watch this guy...

actually build the canoe...

 

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