11' Foam Kayak!

Made from 1.5" EPS foam (@32 sq ft). Surfaces are 2 layers laminated together using Great Stuff spray foam and low temp hot glue. Once the general shape is established, I carve away the excess with a wire brush and then sand everything smooth with 60 grit sand paper. So far this project has cost $22 in foam (direct from the manufacturer)and 3 cans of spray foam (@$24)! Less than $50! THAT'S A LOW PRICE!

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Made from 1.5" EPS foam (@32 sq ft). Surfaces are 2 layers laminated together using Great Stuff spray foam and low temp hot glue. Once the general shape is established, I carve away the excess with a wire brush and then sand everything smooth with 60 grit sand paper. So far this project has cost $22 in foam (direct from the manufacturer)and 3 cans of spray foam (@$24)! Less than $50! THAT'S A LOW PRICE!

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dilbot macguillacutty
dilbot macguillacutty - 2 years ago
TAKING REQUESTS! Choose what song you want to hear in the next video. If I can, I play it.
Pulsejet Lover
Pulsejet Lover - 2 years ago
dilbot macguillacutty If you could level the music volumes that would be cool. That first song made me laugh. Great kayak build.
dilbot macguillacutty
dilbot macguillacutty - 2 years ago
+Robert Anderson... please stop watching!
Robert Anderson
Robert Anderson - 2 years ago
No more music please....
Doug Kalmer
Doug Kalmer - 2 years ago
What is powering the hot wire?
Darren Pierce
Darren Pierce - 2 years ago
Me again. Not Jelly Roll...Green Jelly.
Darren Pierce
Darren Pierce - 2 years ago
Where's part 2? Awesome soundtrack!! How about "Big bad wolf" by Jelly Roll?
Diego Santos
Diego Santos - 2 years ago
Qual a cola que vc usou para unir o isopor?
Rödët Bürk
Rödët Bürk - 2 years ago
Awesome project... just terrible music selection
Tomeka Pompey
Tomeka Pompey - 2 years ago
Woodprix is nice for that.
James Wagner
James Wagner - 2 years ago
Great video! Kick ass soundtrack!
Michael cee
Michael cee - 2 years ago
james. really?
Omarigamerdude 1
Omarigamerdude 1 - 2 years ago
Turn that shitoff

10. comment for 11' Foam Kayak!

Linus
Linus - 2 years ago
This must be one of the worst songs I've ever heard
dilbot macguillacutty
dilbot macguillacutty - 2 years ago
+Linus ...well, at least you tried it.
Vince Green
Vince Green - 2 years ago
Omg what is with the music. Couldn't finsh the video
riley williams
riley williams - 2 years ago
I love the tunes!!!
r j
r j - 2 years ago
No music Please
David Hefner
David Hefner - 2 years ago
Cover the entire foam with a coating of plaster, seal with epoxy coating, wax, then fiberglass. Dig out foam through entries points. Then fiberglass.
dilbot macguillacutty
dilbot macguillacutty - 2 years ago
+David Hefner... ummm. No... to ALL of that!
dilbot macguillacutty
dilbot macguillacutty - 2 years ago
+David Hefner ...come on over... you start Monday
HENRIQUE CYBORG cyborg
HENRIQUE CYBORG cyborg - 2 years ago
horrible music : (
Whys That
Whys That - 2 years ago
If u agree the music ruined this video like my comment. Lol
Nova Scotia Hobo
Nova Scotia Hobo - 2 years ago
Interesting , but loose that music man
dilbot macguillacutty
dilbot macguillacutty - 2 years ago
+Nova Scotia Hobo ... do you want me to re upload this video with a song of your choosing?... perhaps something with a maritime sound to it? Perhaps... just turn the volume down...like an adult would do...BTW, 'lose' only has one 'o'.
Abdelrahman El Behiry
Abdelrahman El Behiry - 2 years ago
is it still floating and all?
Abdelrahman El Behiry
Abdelrahman El Behiry - 2 years ago
why did you choose eps foam over xps and polyurethene?
Abdelrahman El Behiry
Abdelrahman El Behiry - 2 years ago
i have been reading about EPS and i knew that it delaminates did that happen with you?
dilbot macguillacutty
dilbot macguillacutty - 2 years ago
+Abdelrahman El Behiry ... Sure! All of the foam pieces were 2' x 4' x 1.5" thick. ALL SURFACES are 2 sheets laminated together using spray foam (in a can) and hot glue... the spray foam to bond the surfaces and the hot glue to hold things in place while it set up.

Also, I made sure to overlap the seams. This prevents any 'creaks and groans' or noises while inside. The spray foam makes all the difference... it's like it was welded together!

As for the skin... just layers of latex paint (put on thick) layer of cloth (anything thin and absorbant, even a bed sheet. I did 2 layers of each, 1 layer of dark blue (to seal in the cloth)then added a layer of wood glue (brushed on)to the bottom.

After I make the required repairs, I may coat the entire thing with wood glue for good measure.

My confidence in what it can handle is building... Calgary's Bow River is pretty tame... there is a class 2 rapid in one spot downtown, and a couple class 1 rapids here n there.

As for the sea... the less openings, the better... longer and leaner maybe. Mine is based on a fishing/recreational style kayak. Not good for oceans, big waves or strong rapids.

Let me know if you post a vid.
Cheerz.
Abdelrahman El Behiry
Abdelrahman El Behiry - 2 years ago
can you please tell me how exactly you reinforced it and maybe add on what you did cause i'm taking it to the sea
dilbot macguillacutty
dilbot macguillacutty - 2 years ago
+Abdelrahman El Behiry ...Sure is... it's snowing today in Calgary... about 3"!!! I will be uploading a 'repair' video soon regarding the keel, the seat hinge... minor repairs etc.

I'm also planning an overnight tent trip where I put this kayak to the test with camping gear and food /water.

Thanks for watching and pls sub for updates!
SilverThorn 792
SilverThorn 792 - 2 years ago
gawgia boys song actually.made me not fast forward through a black screen just to listen.love the boys and both of the other songs as well.3 of my favs.cant wait to see if you drivit it after.2 base coats over fiber sheet mesh wrapped and embeded coat of synthetic stucco /base coat withportland cement elastometric blend or just a base coat and waterproof oil paint with flex additive.or are you gonna fiber glass over it by using thin layer of fleece material wrapped in fiberglass basecoat resin.then painted
dilbot macguillacutty
dilbot macguillacutty - 2 years ago
+SilverThorn 792 ...lol I added extra black screen cuz I couldn't bring myself to turn it off... ALOT of ppl don't like BYOB (middle song)... don't know why.

The outer skin was just poor man's fiberglass (paint and cloth. The paint was from the Habitat for Humanity Restore ($25) and the cloth was from the Dollar store ($3). I won't Dryvit it, but the thought did cross my mind. I also probably won't fiberglass this one and just call it a prototype.

Cheerz

20. comment for 11' Foam Kayak!

pen mightygun
pen mightygun - 2 years ago
i guess we all have differing skill sets
axelram5510
axelram5510 - 2 years ago
Awesome video. I love the Elmer Fudd song.where'd you get it? And that's how you cut styrofoam.
dilbot macguillacutty
dilbot macguillacutty - 2 years ago
+axelram5510 ... stand up comedian Mark McCollum has a vid on youtube. Cheerz
1 2
1 2 - 2 years ago
Forgot the foam pieces on your elbows
dilbot macguillacutty
dilbot macguillacutty - 2 years ago
1 2 ...lol. I brought them upstairs to share with my wife.... she was not amused...
Whys That
Whys That - 2 years ago
Music sucks
dilbot macguillacutty
dilbot macguillacutty - 2 years ago
Whys That ... WRONG! La la la la la la la laaa, ooweeooo!!! My channel, my music... your speakers, your volume knob...
OUR VIDEO. Let's enjoy.

So go on, kick off your shoes, put your feet up, lean back and just enjoy the melody (ooweeooo). After all, music soothes even the savage beast.
TallFrame Game
TallFrame Game - 2 years ago
Lol
Stephen Usher
Stephen Usher - 2 years ago
What the hell is with the angry music!!! Even with the sound off I know it's still playing.....
dilbot macguillacutty
dilbot macguillacutty - 2 years ago
+Stephen Usher... can you still hear it??
Brooklyn Avenue
Brooklyn Avenue - 2 years ago
THIS MUSIC SUCKS DEAD ASS THROUGH A PAPER STRAW AT HIGH NOON IN THE MONSOON SEASON.
ALVIN75 mancuso
ALVIN75 mancuso - 2 years ago
Good Work!!! Bad music
Scott Joyce
Scott Joyce - 2 years ago
I'm not saying the music was great but I seriously couldn't stop laughing during the wabbit song, great work and the song was at least entertaining.
Andy Bushnell
Andy Bushnell - 2 years ago
music is terrible

30. comment for 11' Foam Kayak!

David Poole
David Poole - 2 years ago
Assuming that's a kayak what are you going to use it for? Short and wide don't plan on fast or long distance.
dilbot macguillacutty
dilbot macguillacutty - 2 years ago
+David Poole .... short and thick, does the trick... lol. ...and did you see the lightning? ...speed of light is pretty fast!
Mow Money Mods
Mow Money Mods - 2 years ago
WARNING if you couldn't handle the music you are probably too old for the build pace anyhow, lol
wagner santos
wagner santos - 2 years ago
Muito legal o seu trabalho.
Jay Winters
Jay Winters - 2 years ago
Quit watching- music ruined it.
dilbot macguillacutty
dilbot macguillacutty - 2 years ago
+Jay Winters bye bye!
musi Marcano echeverria
musi Marcano echeverria - 2 years ago
great work
Smokeydabee Charles Coleman
Smokeydabee Charles Coleman - 2 years ago
Please list each song, my daughter is laughing at them all.
Smokeydabee Charles Coleman
Smokeydabee Charles Coleman - 2 years ago
Thanks,lol
dilbot macguillacutty
dilbot macguillacutty - 2 years ago
+Smokeydabee Charles Coleman Finally... someone who appreciates good music!

#1 The Wabbit Swayer (?)
#2 BYOB (System of a Down)
#3 Down in a Holler (The Jawga Boys (pronounced - Georgia boys)

All are on YT.
Cheerz
Detroit home inspectors
Detroit home inspectors - 2 years ago
My music is so much better:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HIQVELCMWXg
dilbot macguillacutty
dilbot macguillacutty - 2 years ago
+Detroit home inspectors ... I just checked... you're right, it is a good song... funny too. When doing research for this project, it was your's and AF Caveman's Battle Yak that I used for inspiration.

I think the three of us take the top 3 spots on YT for a foam kayak video!
Vossie_m
Vossie_m - 2 years ago
dude the idea is awesome and i'd love to see it finished but dammm your music stinks..
marcus vinissius gelak
marcus vinissius gelak - 2 years ago
musica horrivel
Robb's Homemade Life
Robb's Homemade Life - 2 years ago
Dilbot, I loved this DIY kayak video and i subscribed. I have a small apartment and am looking at small diy boats I can fit on my 10 foot balcony. I was thinking about skin frame but I like what you did with foam. BTW, I get people hating my music selections all the time. I tell them to let me know a tune that everybody likes and I wil play it.
You can't please everybody so you got to please yourself. Ricky Nelson-Garden Party.
Archie
Archie - 3 years ago
what about Brakes ?
dilbot macguillacutty
dilbot macguillacutty - 2 years ago
+Archie ... liquid cooled, hydraulic brakes... of course!
مسلسل ا
مسلسل ا - 3 years ago
بايخ
dale carpenter
dale carpenter - 3 years ago
Good song ! The first one.
dilbot macguillacutty
dilbot macguillacutty - 3 years ago
+dale carpenter ...cheerz
andrew shourd
andrew shourd - 3 years ago
fuck, I didn't know Elmer Fudd was in a metal band, dude....that music is awesome!!!!. Great video btw!
dilbot macguillacutty
dilbot macguillacutty - 3 years ago
+andrew shourd ..thanks!! That's a stand up comedian who did that song. Not sure of his name... i appreciate the good words... everyone else has been crappin' on the the tunes in the comments.

Cheerz!
FishNFoolLures
FishNFoolLures - 3 years ago
REALLY REALLY stupid music made me turn it off instantly
FishNFoolLures
FishNFoolLures - 3 years ago
anybody that listens to this crap has no brain so why turn it on;
dilbot macguillacutty
dilbot macguillacutty - 3 years ago
+FishNFoolLures ...turn your brain ON and the sound OFF...EASY
Pappa Pace
Pappa Pace - 3 years ago
Good video, if you turn off the sound.
dilbot macguillacutty
dilbot macguillacutty - 3 years ago
+Gary Pace ...so you found the mute button.? Great! Sooooo many others had to stop watching because of the music.

If, in a video, I don't like the music, the wind, power tools or other loud sound... I simply turn the sound down... but I never comment on it because once it's uploaded...well... its kinda hard to find a parking spot on the information super highway!
Daniel Brown
Daniel Brown - 3 years ago
Ignore the music haters! That's why there's volume contro. If they don't like it they can turn it down! You made an excellent video and gave me a couple ideas ty!
The Narrator
The Narrator - 2 years ago
dont listen to this idiot.
no accounting for bad taste.
dilbot macguillacutty
dilbot macguillacutty - 3 years ago
La la la la la la la la la laaa Oooweeooo!
dilbot macguillacutty
dilbot macguillacutty - 3 years ago
ATTENTION VIEWERS ... at 2:22 the music gets loud fast and angry.. mute the sound if it's not your thing! For those that do...CRANK IT UP!!
Peter Maier
Peter Maier - 3 years ago
the musik let frozen my eggs

50. comment for 11' Foam Kayak!

BOB JOHNSTON
BOB JOHNSTON - 3 years ago
hAD TO TURN IT OFF....AIRHEAD MUSIC TOO ANNOYING.
dilbot macguillacutty
dilbot macguillacutty - 3 years ago
+BOB JOHNSTON just try the mute button... then you can still watch.
John Bunkoski
John Bunkoski - 3 years ago
Music ruined what could have been a good video !
dilbot macguillacutty
dilbot macguillacutty - 3 years ago
+John Bunkoski ....mute at 2:22 to save your ears...it gets better. Thx
david,r. massey
david,r. massey - 3 years ago
Back in 1976 i went to home depo and bought many sheets(4ft.x8ft x1" and a few same size but 1/2'' thick. Drew out waterlines with freezer wrap& long 1/4"x1/2'' cedar strip. Used a pin dipped in ink to pierce thru frzz wrap to find saw pattern for foam insulation. Stacked up each layer over the week end on a Blanchard groung steel plate fitters slab where i worked. My newly wed wife and i did McMasters to Paramalee bridges on the AuSable River neer Grayling Michigan in 57 minutes(3 minutes off the record marathon time). Canoe was covered in hand layed epoxy & Kevlar. Sanded to 1/2" thick(foam hull). Weighted at 30lbs.(excellent at the time). Canoe was 18ft.-6" long,27" wide at 3" waterline, 33" wide at gunnel hiegth, even though it didn't need gunnels.
beargibson3100
beargibson3100 - 3 years ago
MY JAM OZZY FUDD LOL
Jacob Worthington
Jacob Worthington - 3 years ago
What was the density of the foam?
dilbot macguillacutty
dilbot macguillacutty - 3 years ago
+Jacob Worthington ... high density... but there is an ultra high density as well...
dilbot macguillacutty
dilbot macguillacutty - 3 years ago
+Jacob Worthington ...somewhere between medium and high. I've seen extremely dense, tiny beads... but this is a bit lighter. I used spray foam to glue it together so it's super strong and the floor/bottom can handle my full, standing weight.
Gabriel Kolbe
Gabriel Kolbe - 3 years ago
dude, I want to watch your video but had to turn the sound down.
Smileking films
Smileking films - 2 years ago
Gabriel Kolbe same
Mr Anonymous
Mr Anonymous - 2 years ago
What kill the wabbit it the shit
dilbot macguillacutty
dilbot macguillacutty - 2 years ago
+Mow Money Mods
Haha I'm 40 as well! SOAD rocks and Ozzy Fudd... come on! la la la la la la la la laaa ooweeooo !!
Mow Money Mods
Mow Money Mods - 2 years ago
I cranked the volume, how can you not love it, showing their age and I'm 40, lmao
dilbot macguillacutty
dilbot macguillacutty - 2 years ago
+Rolland Riehn \n/
Rolland Riehn
Rolland Riehn - 2 years ago
have an amp on the pc headphone output. I did turn it up! :)
brimstone33
brimstone33 - 2 years ago
See, that's where you went wrong. You should have turned the sound UP to 11. Then you'd get it.
Michael Bartee
Michael Bartee - 2 years ago
the build is kickass But that music ruins it!!!
The Narrator
The Narrator - 2 years ago
exactly how i felt as well.
awesome video...music.....
Mithat Gurdal
Mithat Gurdal - 3 years ago
Exactly the same here. that music required some acquired taste
Gabriel Kolbe
Gabriel Kolbe - 3 years ago
no worry bro, liked your video, respect for all the work you put into it
dilbot macguillacutty
dilbot macguillacutty - 3 years ago
+Gabriel Kolbe ...that song is not for everybody... I'll play better stuff in the future. Thx
Ashton Borne
Ashton Borne - 3 years ago
got a site for that eps foam?
dilbot macguillacutty
dilbot macguillacutty - 3 years ago
+Ashton Borne www.epsmolders.ca located near Ponoka, Alberta.

Any EPS company would probably carry something similar. These bags of foam (2'x 4' x 16 pieces) were only $22cdn! $160 ore more at Home Depot. They have minor defects or density variations though out... they don't recommend acrylic stucco application (normally sold for) as some areas may not adhere properly. .. but it works great for boat building!
mikldude
mikldude - 3 years ago
Nice work sir !
M D
M D - 3 years ago
how many hours did you spend building this thing?!? more than $83 I'm sure. did it float?
dilbot macguillacutty
dilbot macguillacutty - 3 years ago
+Martin Deck
probably about 100 hrs. She floats and tracks perfectly! Total cost: $92.00!
kc5dil1225
kc5dil1225 - 3 years ago
good kayak build. all the screaming took away from the whole vidio
Robert Hamilton
Robert Hamilton - 3 years ago
I had to stop the noise ... that kind of music limits the audience.
Ryan Wolfert
Ryan Wolfert - 3 years ago
Where did you buy those bags of styrofoam
dilbot macguillacutty
dilbot macguillacutty - 3 years ago
+Ryan Wolfert ... an eps supplier in central Alberta. Any major company would have these I think... the density varies in spots and the dimensions are off by millimeters. .. 2' x 4' + or - a 1/16. So they can't sell them for acrylic stucco exteriors...
CauseAndEffect
CauseAndEffect - 3 years ago
To lose fat: Don't eat processed sugar and processed carbs (bread, pasta, white rice, etc.) until you need to gain weight.
Thank me.
dilbot macguillacutty
dilbot macguillacutty - 3 years ago
+CauseAndEffect ... I ONLY eat foam!
ULTRA NOOB
ULTRA NOOB - 3 years ago
Fiberglass the bugger?
ULTRA NOOB
ULTRA NOOB - 3 years ago
dilbot macguillacutty right :) if you do a future project carbon it? Way cheaper then fiberglass, a bit weaker but notmuch. Not as cheap as what you made now though hehe. Cheers and have fun with it
dilbot macguillacutty
dilbot macguillacutty - 3 years ago
+ULTRA NOOB ... poor man's fiberglass. .. thin fabric combined with latex paint. Not terribly durable. ..
ULTRA NOOB
ULTRA NOOB - 3 years ago
Apart from the music half way which is utter crap.. superb vid!
Paolo Flores
Paolo Flores - 3 years ago
Buggs is a friend of mine. So i dont like the kill da wabbit song.....but they are tasty.
Samuel Alejandro Salazar Cabrera
Samuel Alejandro Salazar Cabrera - 3 years ago
Expecting 2nd part
dilbot macguillacutty
dilbot macguillacutty - 3 years ago
+Samuel Alejandro Salazar Cabrera ... part 2 is now ready... and a float test video as well.
dilbot macguillacutty
dilbot macguillacutty - 3 years ago
current cost tally:
foam $22
spray foam x 3 $30
paint $25
fleece $6 (dollarama)
$83!!!
dilbot macguillacutty
dilbot macguillacutty - 3 years ago
I'm currently recording the build footage for part 2 which will be available soon.
Hand holds are installed at the front and back of the Yak and 'poor man's fiberglass' is applied to all sides of the exterior with extra layers on the bottom for reinforcement. I used thin fleece from the dollar store (which was sold as a 'frost protection fabric' for plants)combined with exterior latex paint the finally a layer of wood glue to seal ever thing in!!!
lander435
lander435 - 3 years ago
когда продолжение???? очень ждем. музыка супер...
Michael cee
Michael cee - 2 years ago
samuel. nice music?
Joseph Beheeler
Joseph Beheeler - 3 years ago
love the kill the wabbit song
kaiwren75
kaiwren75 - 3 years ago
No update? Excellent work btw
dilbot macguillacutty
dilbot macguillacutty - 3 years ago
+kaiwren75 part 2 is now available for viewing. So is a float test video as well.

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