Bear Mountain Enterprise - Building Q&A - (Dan's build)

Discussion in 'Boat and Accessory Building' started by Dan_Millsip, Oct 1, 2007.

  1. Madamfool

    Madamfool Paddler

    Jun 10, 2012
    Upstate New York
    Dan, your photo 141 is brilliant! I had a heck of a time getting the fiberglass to lay flat in the bow and stern ends. I wanted to throw my kayak out the door and burn it I was so frustrated!!!

    My next build (beginning shortly) will be ever so less stressful thanks to your tip. Now I know how to do it! I bow humbly at your feet, sir!
  2. Dan_Millsip

    Dan_Millsip Paddler & Admin

    Mar 8, 2005
    Beautiful BC
    Thanks Madam. That technique is a valuable one for anyone building a kayak (or canoe) -- it's often beneficial to pay attention to the methods used by the pros.

    I was fortunate to have worked at Western Canoeing and Kayaking and was able to pick up a lot of production tips from the guys who build Clipper canoes -- those guys are truly master craftsmen.

    For those who don't want to go on a search for the page, here's a link to the referred photo in the build gallery: ... 15&pos=140