Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it – no matter if I have said it! – except it agree with your own reason and your own common sense.” – Siddhartha Gautama, a.k.a. the Buddha

Step back n think

Thats my course of action right now. Universe slipped an item into my path that gave me time and material for something I had considered, but wasn’t sure how to go about.

6 yards of griprite floor underlayment that came in on a skid of roofing tin.

That was the item. Not enough to fully wrap the Yak, but more than enough to skin the bottom and make a test run.

Well, I havent made said test run YET, but that will be shortly. Here’s what she looks like at present

I may even stick with the color later, but haven’t made up my mind as yet. That or a blue,,,

The top half looks, well, awkward would describe it best right now. Its only partially enclosed because the sheet was only 48″ wide. There was a considerable gap towards the center cockpit area, longer than the coaming, so I just rigged it for now. If all goes well, I now have firmer idea on what I am looking towards for skinning her. If I need to adjust something, this will tell me and I won’t waste a shit ton of cash on a one shot deal in the skin.

Hey, I may even post video of the the float. I will be taking a backup person with me, just in case, so they can man the camera for me. I want to see how it rides from a third person view as well as from my seat of the pants view.

More later. Wish me luck.


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