Skin on Frame
Update 1

Sandra got the skin on the kayak yesterday. She was not real sure how it would go, but I think she made a good job of it

First the canvas is draped over the frame:

I guess I forgot to take any pictures of stapeling the bottom. It was fairly straight forward. We used a cheap electric Arrow stapler.

After the bottom was stapled and trimmed, she covered the decks with the scraps.

Then the side decks

Finally, all was trimmed. The next step was to wet the whole thing to shrink the fabric. Sandra wondered if we had mistakenly got pre-shrunk fabric, as there did not seem to be much shrinkin' goin' on. Good thing she got the skin nice and tight in the first place.

Next comes six coats of paint...