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Brian Schulz - www.capefalconkayak.com - came out to Australia to run two kayak building courses in January 2010. One course was held in Sydney and the other in Hobart. The Hobart group of six people built two Greenland Kayaks and four of Brian's F1 design. I chose the F1 as it looks to be a great all-rounder and should suit my requirements exactly.
Greg Simson hosted the Hobart course and found a perfect venue - the Sea Scout Hall at Sandy Bay - a stone's throw from the water and plenty of interested onlookers passing by.
The participants were - Greg Simson, Greenland Kayak - Peter Sutcliffe, F1 - Tim Parker, F1 - Basil McKinley, F1 - Lyn Murray, Greenland Kayak - and myself building an F1.
The calm before the storm - setting up on Friday 15th.
Day1 - gunwales bent into place, deck beams being fitted...
Day2 - two F1s - ribs cut to length and ready to be bent tomorrow.
Lyn has her first paddle in her "baby" Greenlander....
Greg following suit - and worried at this point..
Looking good on Day3 - ribs all bent and keels being layed....
Queuing up at the bandsaw..
Footrest rails being fitted.
Lashings at the bow of an F1.
Rear deck frames pegged in place.
Outside for the first time - clear decking oil being splashed on - still Day4...
Group painting session...
Day5 - making a Greenland paddle...
Day5 - skins ready to go..
Skin stretched on and stitching about to commence..
Deck being closed up..
Skin all stitched and being kept wet. Coaming tied in place...
Looking good - Day6..
Outside again, the two Greenlanders are being dyed while the F1s dry out and shrink the skin....
Day7 - getting ready for the Urethane coating.
Taped up ready to coat with Urethane.
All finished, top and bottom.
One more day to go...