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Foot Block

Back Block

Hip Pads

Knee Wedge

Splash Dam


Freestyle kayaks

 foot block

Seat Modifications

Thigh Braces

Foam Bulkhead

late model Dagger and Riot hips

more on crossdrilling

C-1 s and Canoes

Freestyle Canoe

Dagger pedestal

foam block method

more on foam block

euro slat seat

Also of interest are these old project boats. Even though you won't see your model here take a browse and you will probably pick up some tricks or ideas.

Crazy 88, Kingpin, G Force

The Urge by Angst

Space Cadet

Wave Sport T2 loose heaps of weight and gain heaps of room

Liquid Logic Skip adding foot room

Dagger CFS weight savings modifications

Dagger Ego weight savings, backband fix, front wall mod

Side projects and sloppy  links 

Modifying Planetary Gear Drytop elbows   

Welding your boat

Coming soon

Using foam around the home.  

Care and maintenance of your drytop video.  

Above you will find links to specific sections of the boat that will need your attention for outfitting. Browse through all the sections and print out any pages that seem tricky if you want the 411 handy while your are actually doing the outfitting. Anyone that has some good pics of outfitting a sea kayak please contact me and we can work out some special arrangements for you.

There are a few basics if you have never done this before.

First things first, forget about Hydrogrip . Get one of our big cans of contact cement. You will probably need it all and then some later on. A small piece of scrap foam makes an excellent disposable squeegee applicator. You should also pick up something to sand with like 36 grit sandpaper or a rasp, and you will also need something to cut with.

Dragon skin is good stuff for sanding, but it costs a few bucks. You can glue the sandpaper to something like a fat pen or a minicel scrap to make an inexpensive shaping tool if you are trying to save a few bucks. If you are willing to spend a few bucks, drop the coin on a rasp. This is a tool for scraping wood and at around $6 is is worth it if you are doing a lot of outfitting.

Hacksaws and hacksaw blades with duct tape wrapped around one end as a handle make good cutting tools for foam that leave a smooth surface behind. You can also scrape the blade against the foam to use it as a sanding type tool.

The short knife size saws are great for cutting blocks quickly and scraping rough sanding work.

If you are lucky enough to know someone that has a band saw, these are the ultimate. They make sweet smooth cuts quickly. Watch your fingers!

More info on gluing

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