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…Read More DIY Kayak building resources
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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…Read More DIY one way scupper valves
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This winter I build my first hybrid foam kayak / canoe, the Nomadulino v01. Nomadulino is the Esperanto word for ‘small wanderer’, which fits with the size of the boat and the intended use as small nature photography kayak (or fishing kayak for those who fish). The core is made of pieces of 4 cm…Read More Nomadulino v01, my first hybrid foam kayak / canoe
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 The prolonged transition was due to the fact that the old software was outdated and no longer supported.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…Read More Perspektivo.NL website is up again after computer failure and switch to a new environment
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…Read More Geany text editor
Keepass and KeepassX are open source password managers which allow you to keep all your passwords safe in an ecrypted database. Both use the Keepass version 2 file format for storing data. Both are available for Windows, iOS, Linux, and Android, either as official releases, or in the form of file format compatible derivatives. Various…Read More Keepass and KeepassX password managers
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…Read More XnView MP image browsing and updating