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Thursday, 03 February 2011 17:45

How To: Make a Kayak

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So have you ever wondered how your kayak was made?   How did this plastic floating creation that that takes me kayak fishing come to be?  Well for most of us our kayaks were created using a process called Rotational Molding.


Rotational molding, also know as Roto Molding or Rotocasting, is made from melting and forming Polyethylene while it is being spun on an axis. Polyethylene is a tough, waxy-textured material that is unaffected by water and many chemicals. It can be repeatedly softened by heating and hardened by cooling.

Check out the two videos below to get a better idea of how it works.

 

            

 

 


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adam hayes

About the Author: Adam Hayes is an avid kayak angler and the Co. Founder of YakAngler.com. He enjoys spending time on the water with his friends and family and really just about anything than involves growing the sport of kayak fishing.

 

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# Hammerhead 2011-02-04 18:26
That's pretty cool Thanks Adam
 
 
# ABadBackcast 2011-02-06 12:20
I always wondered how they did that. Wonder if Landingcrew can make us any of those. :sigh:
 
 
# robchoi 2011-02-11 09:38
Very cool. Always been curious about that.
 

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