Larry Hedrick's stitch-and-glue wood/fiberglass Honky Dory -- Carnage
Kirk Dittenber's Aluminum Honky Dory
Think of aluminum as a special hotrod version of plywood--and weld it at the edges instead of guiing it.
Ten year old all-fiberglass Dayak at Joe-hutch--May 2018
Desolation Canyon May 2018
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Foot wells in place. Plumbing (drain the foot wells) next. Then the deck.
This is a sub-deck donut. It gets fastened down over gobs of marine silicone caulk. The real deck clamps down on top with heavy-duty locking wire clasps, over a 2" inch thick foam gasket.
The real deck is, in other words, removable. Which makes coolers duffle bags and groovers a lot easier to deal with.
This decked white water boat is or will be a strong 17' feet long with a 66" bottom and an 8' foot beam. This shop has a 9' foot ceiling, which provides some scale to the image.
7" inches long, built on a length of spawn sack and a snelled hook. Tungsten beads on the leader can add weight.
This is essentially a Game Changer tied around spawn sack netting and a snelled hook--instead of stainless steel wire. Carefully, sparsely-placed micro dabs of fabric cement in a few strategic places make it all work--or stay together.