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Mill Creek Hybrid, Part 5

It’s been a busy spring. with too few snippets of time spaced too far apart. Some progress on the deck though, makes me happy.


Mill Creek Hybrid, Part 4


Mill Creek Hybrid, Part 3


Mill Creek Hybrid, part 2

The last two weeks have been all about the interior of the boat. Now, with fillets and fiberglass in place, some sanding and 3-ish coats of epoxy it’s time to share the love on the exterior. Next up, a full fiberglassing of the outer hull. Lots of sanding and smoothing to do before that happens. Clipping the copper wires is the first order of business.

Mill Creek 16.5 Hybrid

The build log for my tandem kayak project


I’ve been wanting to build a wood core kayak for at least a decade. I’ve clicked through the boat designs at Chesapeake Light Craft on and off for years. After much internal debate I purchased the Millcreek 16.5 Hybrid Tandem Kayak. The “hybrid” part is that the hull is marine plywood but the decking is done with 3/4″ cedar strips arranged in what ever design I feel like I can pull off. Hmmm…

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