Above you will find links to specific sections of the
boat that will need your attention for outfitting. Browse
through all the sections and print out any pages that seem tricky if
you want the 411 handy while your are actually
doing the outfitting. Anyone that has some good
pics of outfitting a sea kayak please contact me and
we can work out some special arrangements
There are a few basics if you have never done this
First things first, forget about Hydrogrip . Get one of our big cans of
cement. You will probably need it all and then some later on. A small
piece of scrap foam makes an excellent disposable
squeegee applicator. You should also pick up something to sand with
like 36 grit sandpaper or a rasp, and
you will also need something to cut with.
Dragon skin is good stuff for sanding, but it costs a
few bucks. You can glue the sandpaper to something like
a fat pen or a minicel scrap to make an inexpensive shaping tool if you
are trying to save a few bucks. If you
are willing to spend a few bucks, drop the coin on a rasp. This is a
tool for scraping wood and at around $6 is
is worth it if you are doing a lot of outfitting.
Hacksaws and hacksaw blades with duct tape wrapped
around one end as a handle make good cutting tools for foam
that leave a smooth surface behind. You can also scrape the blade
against the foam to use it as a sanding type
The short knife size saws are great for cutting blocks
quickly and scraping rough sanding work.
If you are lucky enough to know someone that has a band
saw, these are the ultimate. They make sweet smooth
cuts quickly. Watch your fingers!