Got the boat home yesterday. She seems to be in pretty good shape, though she does need some work.
My wife is in LOOOVE. I am still digging about the specifics, but she is WELL built.
This just could not be passed up, nor left to rot away. The Harbormaster offered me the guy’s old berth.
Meanwhile, the push continues on the frolic. I’m really being anal about the fairing of this hull and foils. Even my sailmaker buddy was impressed at thanksgiving with the smoothness, and my unhappiness. The chines got to be right on a boat like this.
And, really, it’s done after the hull, because all the other bits are ready to go on and get painted. They already primed.
Best part of the Sneakeasy deal? Found a good place to sail frolic out of while shaking her down…
Our new Layout
I have been reading your magazine faithfully for almost 4 years. The new format is “WOW”! Congrats for your support to the boat building community!
Ron Carter Capn Duck #768
– Eddie B
Greetings Chuck! I’ll get used to the new format and I know you will be tweaking things for a while! I enjoy Duckworks Magazine so much! It is a part of my life! How else could I keep up with what’s going on with you guys and all the Duckworks followers who feel like friends one and all! Duckworks Magazine is for me, a window on thousands of people,projects and places all over the world! Keep up the good work Chuck!
“Happy Hour” in South Africa
Gerhard in South Africa seems to be really enjoying his “Happy Hour” kayak. It’s summer over there. Attached are 2 pics.
Here’s what he says:
I attached some pictures for you and will also send a Dropbox link shortly. I have been using the Kayak this holiday and I am very impressed with the stability off the craft. While I were fishing a storm came up and created at least 1/2 m waves. The “Happy Hour” handled it with ease. It was mostly fun.
Another thing I discovered is that when I’m fishing with an anchor, I can easily stand up, turn my seat around and fish facing backwards as in a normal boat. I weigh in at about 108kg (240lb) so that is quite special for it not tipping.
Me and my brother have also gone fishing in the kayak, with fishing tackle and we weighed in at over 200kg (440lb). Still the craft paddles like normal and with ease…
Anyway, still loving it. All the best.