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I just found this thread.

Thanks for sharing your progress! I'm also a builder- mostly traditional style Skin On Frame kayaks, but also wood, inflatable, whatever. Motorcycles- yup. Yesterday we took my other half on her first 200 mile ride on her new (to her) DL650.

Good luck on getting her finished (enough) to take to Okume Fest.
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Well it took a lot longer than expected but I finally got my kayak out on the water this weekend. I had a good time and got plenty of exercise paddling up stream for a couple of hours but sailing is definitely much more fun.

When I got home I noticed that the fiberglass had started detaching over an area where I had used some fairing compound. Definitely not the happy ending to an otherwise nice day.

The good news is I now have no desire to try and build a larger boat.

The bad news is I already hired a yacht designer. Something about a fool and their money.

Maybe a kind mod could rename the thread to "Hugh's Folly".
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you people are really giving value to the other noob members of this forum
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When I got home I noticed that the fiberglass had started detaching over an area where I had used some fairing compound. Definitely not the happy ending to an otherwise nice day".
Looking good!
The fairing compounds have very little structural strength and are very brittle. I would imagine there is some flexing in this area.
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Thanks Johny13. I'm glad someone is getting some use out of my cautionary tale.

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