Building a Koaster

Discussion in 'Boat and Accessory Building' started by Tangler, Apr 1, 2018.

  1. Tangler

    Tangler Paddler

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    I have been having a lot of trouble finding a Mariner Coaster to buy so I have decided to take the radical step of starting my own kayak building company, "Marinades" to produce them, based here in Canada.
    I will be building a few models to start:
    Koasters, much to the joy of surf kayakers everywhere.
    Macks, a "standard" type touring kayak. (not that there is anything standard about these boats)
    Espresso, a more sporty touring type.
    The boats will, of course, come in a variety of layups, from bombproof to nano carbon lite.

    Once established we will design some new boats, probably a sweet 20/20 for the racing crowd that does not need a rudder thus saving pesky drag, and a double that actually turns (The "Double double"?) and doesn't feel like a bathtub.

    I hope to start discussions with the Broze bros once I win Wednesday's lottery.
    If there is anyone out there who would like to invest in Marinade Kayaks then please PM me (it would also be useful if you knew something about building boats, because I don't).

    Cheers, Tangler.
     
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  2. drahcir

    drahcir Paddler

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    I have a Mariner Express. You could maybe saw a chunk out of it to get a Coaster.
     
  3. JohnAbercrombie

    JohnAbercrombie Paddler

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    Bill Gates has indicated an interest, so I hear. By this date next year, you should be ready to roll out your full lineup of boats!
    :)
     
  4. Tangler

    Tangler Paddler

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    Lol guys. :)
     
  5. mick_allen

    mick_allen Paddler & Moderator

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    And there are 3 build options, too: strip, S&G regular ckpt, and S&G dropped ckpt!
    3buildhumour.jpg
     
  6. Astoriadave

    Astoriadave Paddler

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    Drool. Or was that droll?
     
  7. mick_allen

    mick_allen Paddler & Moderator

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    Droll's not bad! - certainly it's for my curiosity and amusement: ie, a schematic with some sketch s&g derivatives for interest.
     
  8. Mac50L

    Mac50L Paddler

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    Mack I hope not Mac as the Mac50 has been built for the last 2 decades. It is a standard sea kayak, with a rudder and good load carrying for day or extended trips.
     
  9. JohnAbercrombie

    JohnAbercrombie Paddler

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    Further reading for you:
    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12021701
    :)

    The reference was to the Mariner Max, I think.

    Back to our regular programming, as they say!
    :)
     
  10. Tangler

    Tangler Paddler

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    Maybe it was already April 2nd when my post showed up in NZ?