Rob's Wood Strip Kayak Build - Start to Finish (2.5 years into 13 minutes!!)

I built my petrel (design by Nick Schade) over the past 3 years and ran a time lapse camera through the process. I'm proud, and the process is pretty cool if you have 13 minutes of patience (I've added some energetic music to keep you awake.)

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I built my petrel (design by Nick Schade) over the past 3 years and ran a time lapse camera through the process. I'm proud, and the process is pretty cool if you have 13 minutes of patience (I've added some energetic music to keep you awake.)

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Ron Lee
Ron Lee - 2 years ago
Kayaks are A child's YOU. You should GROW up
phdfxwg Fischercat
phdfxwg Fischercat - 3 years ago
a friend just gave me his mold told me his took him about 210 hrs to finish and more than a few shots of rum !
Kari Mccarthy
Kari Mccarthy - 3 years ago
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Kugos27
Kugos27 - 3 years ago
very impressive. great craft you made
murali muvvala
murali muvvala - 3 years ago
where can i get the design
Mike Geno
Mike Geno - 3 years ago
Really, really cool build!
Jack Barfly
Jack Barfly - 3 years ago
Great effort - looks beautiful
Thomas Bruno
Thomas Bruno - 3 years ago
fabulous
zYintelligence
zYintelligence - 3 years ago
Man more time spent into that that some houses

10. comment for Rob's Wood Strip Kayak Build - Start to Finish (2.5 years into 13 minutes!!)

halim bendib
halim bendib - 4 years ago
nice & nice work
Daniel Spada
Daniel Spada - 4 years ago
Amazing!!!
szaki
szaki - 4 years ago
That's 5222 hrs labor, if he worked on the kayak 5 days/8 hrs per week for 2.5 years.
Cost at $20/hr =$104,400 for labor.
stuart cole
stuart cole - 4 years ago
Beautiful kayak. I would love to see a series of 10-20 videos of how you did it.
Alexander Saltiel
Alexander Saltiel - 4 years ago
I own a Great AUK kayak wood strip 17ft 24in .  This work is brilliant how do you put a price tag on this!!  Truly work of ART.
Buddysimo Simonetta
Buddysimo Simonetta - 4 years ago
Alexander Saltiel yeah man! with all that carbon fibre on the in side it will be bullet proof!
Joshua Wheeler
Joshua Wheeler - 4 years ago
Walter White on product, preparing for a river getaway ;}
Awsome work!
max gold
max gold - 4 years ago
very very cool!
Ronjon
Ronjon - 4 years ago
I guess it's a matter of perspective. If you love to build things, this video is awesome. If you like to actually kayak, it's very, very sad...I don't think I could bring myself to ever use something I had that much time and effort invested in and I'll bet this kayak has been replaced by the next project/s and spends almost no time in the water. As for its builder, you Sir are a master craftsman.
Buddysimo Simonetta
Buddysimo Simonetta - 4 years ago
Ronjon that is the whole point! more dangerous just transporting to water! after that it,s in it,s element
GordWing
GordWing - 4 years ago
Beautiful craft...
juan jose albores
juan jose albores - 4 years ago
muy bien pelado , sos un ARTISTA

20. comment for Rob's Wood Strip Kayak Build - Start to Finish (2.5 years into 13 minutes!!)

Umabari
Umabari - 4 years ago
...and what takes about 2.5 seconds is getting that first scratch. Congratulations, your kayak is now complete...
PcGames Defined
PcGames Defined - 4 years ago
took u 2.5 years to build a kayak?
Josh Denny
Josh Denny - 4 years ago
I could totally see that. Busy guy. Gets to work on it a few times a month on the weekends when he doesn't have something going on. It took me close to 8 months to build a simple dresser.
Frodo
Frodo - 5 years ago
Beautiful Kayak, bullet proof with nice features!
Harald Hofer
Harald Hofer - 5 years ago
Why would anyone dislike this video?
Awesome job. Building a kayak is definitely on my bucket list.
Thx for sharing!
the TOMSTER
the TOMSTER - 5 years ago
very impressive work! whats the song from the beginning?
the TOMSTER
the TOMSTER - 4 years ago
+Federico Lopez Bervejillo nice! Thank you!
Federico Lopez Bervejillo
Federico Lopez Bervejillo - 4 years ago
Baka - Outback
jimgam730
jimgam730 - 5 years ago
Now that was very cool.
Daniel Parker
Daniel Parker - 5 years ago
I am so impressed by your build!! I ordered one of Nick's Kayak plans and you have inspired me to get started. Thanks for posting!! You are a true craftsman!!
Ryan Taylor
Ryan Taylor - 5 years ago
How many actual hours went into the build? Thanks
MrJames6674
MrJames6674 - 5 years ago
Thank you for the video that was fun to watch ......
Joel
Joel - 5 years ago
Will it really take 2.5 - 3 years to complete a kayak?!! I was under the assumption this was more like a six month project working nights and weekends.
Umabari
Umabari - 4 years ago
+Joel It won't take that long. A lot depends on the details you put to it. Building the buck and cutting all those strips takes forever. Fitting and stapling all those strips takes forever. Glassing is quick, but sanding all that glass takes forever. Putting on several finish coats and sanding in between each takes forever. Putting that first scratch on it is quick and easy. Point is that it really depends on how quick you can work through so much labor. 2.5 years is a VERY casual build. You might also consider a kit.
Minato_Playz

30. comment for Rob's Wood Strip Kayak Build - Start to Finish (2.5 years into 13 minutes!!)

rui costa
rui costa - 5 years ago
congratulations great job.
Franciszek Dolas
Franciszek Dolas - 5 years ago
you are master beautiful
LINEHACKER
LINEHACKER - 5 years ago
AMAZING!
Chris Williams
Chris Williams - 5 years ago
That is an incredible vessel you have created.  I have a lot of respect for your craftsmanship.
Matthew Murdock
Matthew Murdock - 5 years ago
What, no footage on the water!??!
Umabari
Umabari - 4 years ago
+Matthew Murdock ...just wondering how you watched the video?
Umabari
Umabari - 4 years ago
+Matthew Murdock I know, right? We don't even get to see it finished and out in the sun. Last shot after 2.5 years...wrapping it in moving blankets. May still be wrapped up to this day...
Calvin Smith
Calvin Smith - 5 years ago
Built in 2.5 years.  Sinkable in a day.
Pablo Enrique Tirabassi
Pablo Enrique Tirabassi - 5 years ago
Admirable work !! Beautiful your kayak !! A work of art !!
Kevin G
Kevin G - 6 years ago
Very nice build there. It looked like you stalled out on your project a few times and forgot how many coats of poly and varnish you'd already put on it though lol. It must be hard to squeeze in time between the jobs of everyday life to attend a project like this but you completed it. Awesome Job. I'm inspired now.
Andrew Mylander
Andrew Mylander - 6 years ago
Great job, Rob!  I built Nick's Night Heron High Deck last year.  Took some pictures throughout, but watching your timelapse made me want to build another.  Just don't know where I'd put it, or what I'd do with two.  They are truly gorgeous kayaks.  Again, a beautiful job.
TheEulex
TheEulex - 6 years ago
Great job. Thanks for the vid. 
Jonathan Taff
Jonathan Taff - 6 years ago
awesome. every reason to be proud.
Alfredo Arbe
Alfredo Arbe - 6 years ago
Must weight a ton  and looks unpracticall to me,since in hour/man dedication must be around 1.000.000 dollars at least, but who cares, true art allways is ,besides if I were an oil sheik,I will gladly pay that for having it in my garage among masserattis and stuff like that ;)
Swims Loves U
Swims Loves U - 6 years ago
What an amazing job!! I just wish the last 10 seconds would have been of you and it in the water
LingJun Zhang
LingJun Zhang - 6 years ago
good job, what thickness wood you use for hull~
Jon S
Jon S - 6 years ago
Wow! What a great display of patience, dedication, knowledge, and skill. Great job sir. I hope you enjoy it out on the water for longer than it took you to build!
Randall Kelnhofer
Randall Kelnhofer - 6 years ago
Well done. Some dream about it, some do it. I salute you sir.
twoweary
twoweary - 6 years ago
Who did your soundtrack ? Very nice.
ThePipcg
ThePipcg - 6 years ago
Beautiful piece of work.
Experience Everything
Experience Everything - 6 years ago
what did it cost to make?
Luciano Ravioli
Luciano Ravioli - 6 years ago
¡Te felicito! Un trabajo increíble.

50. comment for Rob's Wood Strip Kayak Build - Start to Finish (2.5 years into 13 minutes!!)

David Steer
David Steer - 6 years ago
Great time lapse mate. My brother & I built a cedar strip canoe 20 odd years ago using the same principals, but with woven cane seats. To this day it turns heads wether on the water or roof racks to n fro.
Neo Lemmilä
Neo Lemmilä - 6 years ago
That kayak is beautiful!
emmanuel cachia
emmanuel cachia - 6 years ago
great job well done
Andrеy-Kott
Andrеy-Kott - 6 years ago
5+ :)
MentalHealth
MentalHealth - 6 years ago
awesome video! Great work. your attention to detail is somewhat overwhelming, but the end result looked more than worth it. 
Marcos Gil
Marcos Gil - 6 years ago
So beautiful!! very nice!!!
swampymaan
swampymaan - 6 years ago
wow...nice work
Ivan Orange Co. South California
Ivan Orange Co. South California - 6 years ago
2.5 years in such small space to build kayak,  you are great, just after 45 sec I would  kick everything around me, wife too, how was on water?   
Doylee10000
Doylee10000 - 6 years ago
If u were working as fast as the timelapse it would have only taken 13 minutes to complete :)
Cosmas Bauer
Cosmas Bauer - 6 years ago
Wow what a wonderful piece! And with all this glass and resin it must be pretty durable!
tyson1ize
tyson1ize - 6 years ago
incredible yes and I'd love to be able to do it myself...may-be a good look at the finished product would have been nice too!!
Fabiano Ribeiro
Fabiano Ribeiro - 6 years ago
Muito bom!
Strix Xirts
Strix Xirts - 6 years ago
lol i was expecting it to not fit out the door when he finished it.
Juventino Robles
Juventino Robles - 6 years ago
Tienes la paciencia de un santo, por el kayak y por el vídeo , felicidades !!!!!
Craig Reisgen
Craig Reisgen - 6 years ago
You are amazing.  Incredible work!  I hope to build one ... some day.
Geez
Geez - 6 years ago
Thanks for the great video. I really like the music. Who is it, I've got to get my hands on that first song...
paddlespaz123
paddlespaz123 - 7 years ago
Nice looking build. Thanks for sharing.
How she paddle?
Tom Frazier
Tom Frazier - 7 years ago
Awww... :( I was hoping to see some nice shots or video of the finished kayak. Good job though! :)
Allan Pearlman
Allan Pearlman - 7 years ago
This is so cool and great! Congratulations on completing this three-year project to build a kayak. And with the time-lapse photography, its like those old Disney films of flowers blooming. Your kayak has bloomed! Next stop: the nearest body of water to go paddling?
Blane Ebersold
Blane Ebersold - 7 years ago
Gorgeous boat Rob. Now I'm waiting for the next video... you doing a roll in it.

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