Pygmy Boats Inc. of Port Townsend, Washington is the largest and oldest manufacturer of precision precut wood kayak kits in North America. The view from the store! I Arrived here by car after 5 hours of driving and one ferry boat ride... and all after 12 hours of night shift!
The view from behind the store!
Started in 1986 by boat designer and software engineer, John Lockwood, Pygmy Boats produced North America's first computer designed sea kayaks. Some hang outside, ready to be tested.
The stern is the rear part of a ship or boat. :) This is the detail of the OSPREY TRIPLE.
Some people have pets they like to take on the water, but can't quite all fit in the usual double or single. A large dog can be a comfortable paddling companion when it has room to stretch out in the spacious middle cockpit.
The bow is the forward part of the hull of a ship or boat, the point that is most forward when the vessel is underway. The bow is designed to reduce the resistance of the hull cutting through water and should be tall enough to prevent water from easily washing over the top of it. :)
A panorama of the beach at Port Townsend, WA.
Leaving Pigmy Boats behind. An interesting history of the founder here: http://community.seattletimes.nwsource.com/archive/?date=19990808&slug=2976085
Taking inventory of all the plywood. It's the highest quality, most beautiful, marine plywood, 4mm, British Standard (BS) 1088 Okoume plywood, an African mahogany.
I Layed out and then glued the precision pre-cut panels to their full lengths & let the epoxy cure overnight
It's a simple butt joint which is clamped together with a piece of scrap 3/4 " ply while the epoxy/fibreglass cures. A sheet of mylar keeps things from sticking together that aren't supposed to!
The reverse side of the joint where the epoxy seeped through. This will get sanded and epoxied with a strip of fibreglass cloth as well.