After nearly two years of stop and go effort I finally just said heck with it and decided to put it in the water. All i really have left to do is finish sanding and varnishing ;(
A couple of things about the CH16 I noticed were it seems a bit "tippy", that is it seems to want to rest on either of its "flat" bottoms, keeping it in the middle was a bit of a challenge. I didnt manage to tip it over yet though :) Very little Kayak experience so maybe that is it? Though i have been in a canoe quite a bit. I am 5'6" and 150lbs. and the steering seemed a bit more difficult then i would have thought, but it does glide very easily through the water.
my 8 yr old son now wants one after being in mine, what would be a good choice for him?
No matter what i do i CAN NOT get rid of the epoxy "fish eyeing" especially on the top!! will this also be the same with varnish? I resanded with brand new paper, wash with a bit of soap and water, then denatured alcohol and its still doing it??
All in all a very fun experience and i get loads of compliments on how it looks... just dont get too close!