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Old 04-17-2011, 04:18 PM
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I used posterboard to make a template for cutting the cutting board and cut it to shape with a bandsaw. I then stuck it in the oven at 250 degrees (well below the melting point of HDPE) for about 20 minutes to soften it up. I have a woodworking bench with vises and bench dogs, but it could be done with regular woodworking clamps as well. I just tightened the vise and the piece bowed right up. When the widest part was the equal the width I wanted, I stopped tightening and let it cool. If I ever do another one, I'll probably bump up the heat or let it sit in the oven longer to make bending a little easier. It kept wanting to pop out of the clamp.
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Old 04-18-2011, 06:08 AM
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WOW!! Great work! Any chance you'd customise someone elses yak? Love to see this stuff in person!
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Old 04-18-2011, 07:47 AM
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That's on the verge of some really crazy stuff!!! Thanks for sharing.
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Old 04-18-2011, 08:09 AM
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WOW!! Great work! Any chance you'd customise someone elses yak? Love to see this stuff in person!
I could be persuaded. I like beer. Where do you live? If you're close, I need someone to fish with.
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Old 04-18-2011, 08:12 AM
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That's on the verge of some really crazy stuff!!! Thanks for sharing.
So what would it take to push it fully into the realm of "really crazy stuff"?
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Old 04-18-2011, 12:18 PM
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Wow that is awesome. Who needs a different kayak for fishing as the improvements you made are fantastic and really make your Necky a very nice fishing yak.
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Old 04-18-2011, 12:48 PM
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Thank you. Now I'm working on a rudder. Hopefully it works as well in practice as it does in my head.
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Old 04-18-2011, 01:53 PM
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Nice, very nice
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Old 04-18-2011, 04:53 PM
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Necky what? Which model. Great ideas for my Pungo 140 for sure. Thanks for sharing!

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Old 04-18-2011, 06:08 PM
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It's a Necky Rip 10-6. Pretty small for a fishing platform, but it works.
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