Finally starting My West Greenland boat, I have been waiting for wood supply at the hardwood store and they finally got it last week. I have been converting a lot of the measurements from imperial to metric, which i Hope wont affect too much for My build. Since the hardwood store do not have much to offer and that we do not have Any tree mills here in Greenland I bought a 22x150x540 knotless pine board and plane this to a thickness of 17 mm (blockplane=elbows hurt a lot now) and I have now split this board so I have 2 pieces of about 60 mm 490 mm boards for the Gunwales and added the tip wedges.
I also bought a quiet a big piece of American ash for the ribs and coaming.
Never been bending wood before so I AM exited to test this, but I think this will happen in about sometime i first have to soak the piece.
I am looking for any website selling the nylon fabric i need. What should i use?
Currently done putting on the deck beams and pegging them.
This build has been a great journey, i have enjoyed building my own and first kayak.
I am now done with the frame and are ready to skin the kayak. I have found a german website where I have purchased the skin extremetextile.de, I wanted to purchase it in the US, but the shipment to Greenland is often really expensive and sometimes pricier than the actual item.
I bended the coaming 2 weeks ago and that was really exciting since I’ve never been bending wood before but it went well until i bended the lip which broke, but good i had another one laying around just in case.
The ribs went really great too only 2 ribs failed and the rest went great and smooth.
Next step is skinning and coating the skin in gloss white paint.