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Expedition Single


My Website is 20 Years Old

Willy and MeTwenty years ago, I was sitting at my computer at my job as an Electrical Engineer for the Navy in September and October of 1994 playing around with FTP a system called Gopher when I came across a application call

Forms

Forms

Cut from MDF with plans Contact Cemented On

Model of Kaboodle

Model of Kaboodle

My 30+ year old son made this model of my kayak from scraps I had left over. He did it as a surprise, and it took him nearly a year to do. He enlarged a photograph of the cover sheet of plans I got from Nick Shade, and used the same building technique I used to strip the full scale.

Scale Detail

Scale Detail

Base Kayak of Western Red Cedar/Atlantic White Cedar. Scales are from Purple Heart, Wenge, Padauk, Willow and Sipo, Laser cut from 1/4" stock (and freed w/Fret Saw), epoxied over curved building form covered w/waxed paper to allow it to be removed and sanded.

Kevin Erickson - Expedition

Kevin Erickson - Expedition

Taken at a portage landing in the BWCAW in October 2008.
Construction completed July 2008. Average speed (by gps) on an 11.6 mile paddle was 4.5 mph. It's stable enough to fish in and I was even able to duck hunt from it last November.

Kevin Erickson - Expedition

Kevin Erickson - Expedition

Taken on a still morning in October 2008 in the BWCAW in northern Minnesota. I was able to pack tent, gear, and fishing supplies in with me, and still be able to run the spillway of a beaver dam.
The boat is made out of a pile of recycled cedar and spruce siding, plus a few strips of walnut for accents.
This is my first kayak, but I had built 3 canoes previously.

Expedition Single

Expedition Single

Expedition Single finished on Feb 21 09

Expedition Single 2nd picture

Expedition Single 2nd picture

View of cockpit and deck rigging.