Nomadulino v02 build: Wood pattern floor and grass pattern sides paint-glued on

Here are some pictures of the build of Nomadulino v02, a foam kayak (simple styrofoam based), incorporating some of the lessons of Nomadulino v01. Reason to choose for styrofoam over extruded styrofoam was cost (much cheaper). Similarly this version is covered in multiple layers of cloth held in place with D3 PVA glue or with…

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Below a list of some good DIY Kayak building resources: Portable boats: A former NASA engineer who now designs small boats which can be taken apart for easy storage and transport. There are also some plans for e.g. a foldable kayak seat, foldable mast, and for tape and glue joining wooden panels. https://www.portableboatplans.com/a-test-page.php Sawfish, the…

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One way scupper valves made from Black and Decker one way garden hose connectors: Original garden hose connector

Although my Nomadulino v01 foam kayak (extruded polystyrene based) is unsinkable, and I row in calm inland waters, there is still some collection of water dripping into the boat from the paddles, or there might be some coming in from waves when rowing in wind and waves on open water. Sit on top kayaks tend…

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It took a bit of time, but after an unanticipated computer failure perspektivo.nl is up again under updated software. The prolonged transition was due to the fact that the old software was outdated and no longer supported. Thus testing of various alternatives was needed. This resulted in a choice for a single underlying content management…

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The Geany text editor is a cross -platform text editor which can be expanded through plug-ins to understand different ‘languages’, such as programming languages (e.g. C++, Java, Python) or formatting sysstems (e.g. HTML, Markdown). It is lighter weight than a full blown word-processor, allows multiple tabs to be able to work on multiple files in…

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XnView MP is an excellent image management program with well developed capabilities to quickly update images, for example by auto-adjusting colour and lighting to remove haziness of underwater photographs. In addition it is a very capable Exif / IPTC editor allowing you to tag, comment, and provide author details into your photos. XnView can certainly…

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With the introduciton of Office 365 I switched from buying a full version of MS Office Professional to the Small Business subscription services as this offered me the full MS Office package, including MS Access, for up to 5 users at a competative rate per user. However I-ve now just been confronted with the fact…

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Hoe onafhankelijk het rapport van vorige week is van een ex-Rabo topman en zijn werkgroep met voorstellen over de toekomst van de huizenmarkt, kan je je serieus afvragen. Het lijkt volledig geschreven naar de wensen van Rutte en Dijsselbloem. Een onafhankelijker en inventiever groep mensen had dit niet geschreven. Studenten komen met toenemende schulden van…

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