Harry’s Wood Duck kayak (CLC Boats) is getting a little neglected. I am building two boats at once and unfortunately, the catboat is getting most of the love. I realized that when I started dry fitting the deck to the hull. Many of the joints that are now epoxied together did not line up quite right and are going to have to be fixed. It is not a huge deal to fix, but it made me realize that I am focusing all of my brain on only one boat. Time to take it up a notch for the duck!
I ordered a rubber hatch for the Wood Duck. This boat is going to be for a 6-year-old, so I want it to be as durable as possible. The rubber hatch made more sense. I cut the whole for it and epoxied on a sill to make it a bit more streamlined. Clamps, clamps, clamps.