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Building a Morris Recovery Kayak

[July 24, 2007]

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The skin and combing are all sewn on. All that is left is to paint it, which will be done with polyurethane floor paint. There were several ways to take in the extra material while sewing, and I chose the worst. So it may look like a FrankenBoat. It will still be a fun boat, or perhaps it's just a face that only a mother could love.

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Here are a couple of Before/After pics. When the sewing is all done the skin is watered down and then ironed or heat gunned. This shrinks the skin and here we see just how much it does shrink. It can be a little unnerving hearing the frame creak under the stress of the shrinking skin.


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