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assembling the hull 01

The kayak is constructed from Lloyds Insurance Standard marine quality equatorial mahoghany plywood acquired from FSC sustainable managed plantations situated in The Congo. This is a light weight fast growing wood that has no seasonal growth rings, making it ideal as a material for manufacturing laminated plywood free of voids, and simply looks beautiful under a clear varnish finish. Here we have a set of plywood panels laid out together in mirrored pairs that will make up the kayak sides and keel - very much like lengths of cloth for a suit or a dress to be found on a tailors cutting table. It may look rather humble right now, but as a kayak, this is where it all begins.