the lay up

Let me explain how a Nadgee kayak is made. ( I do this so you can understand the quality of materials used and the time spent to ensure a quality kayak ).

Firstly we layup the fabric, using your chosen cloth ( Fibreglass, Kevlar,Carbon/Kevlar, Carbon.) into the  mould.

During this process we pride our qualitiy by ensuring no air entrapment or snags of fibre are left throughout the hull or deck, this will save you ripping dry bags when you shove them in through your hatches.

Join the Halves

Next we join the two halves ( yes still on the same day ),

This is critical and one part of the manufacturing process that 99% of manufactures don't do

Why you might ask ??

Well, when you join two halves of a fibreglass mould you have a short window of time to join them where it becomes truly one

that is a chemical bond

where joining the two halves after that short window results in a mechanical bond where the strength of the join is a result of sanding and glassing relying on the sanded fibres that are (hopefully) standing up to join the glass/resin

 

I know which one I would rely on

On with the inside Tape

Next

using a double bias tape to join the two halves

we hand roll this inside tape seam all the way around the hull and deck including the bow and stern

not like some manufactures that only run the tape up as far as their arms (just stick your head in your boat and have a good look at the tape seam if you don't believe me )

Crank that fire

After this is complete we crank the wood fire in the shed and give the NADGEE that has just been built a good cooking at temperatures well over 50 deg for a good 8 hours.

why??

Well let me explain

yes you can do all of the above and just let the fibreglass cure by its self but by cooking the " NADGEE" you obtain much higher strength properties in the fabric than just ambient temperature curing

-now ask your man manufacturer what temperature their boats are cooked at

doing the join on the day of manufacture results in a much stronger join and boat

NKA headquarters

Now all of this is done in house in my custom built manufacturing plant that is solely used for building Nadgee kayaks

NKA Headquarters
NKA Headquarters

Solar power

We also make all of our own accessories in house offering you the customer superior quality and service and stand by our products.

Lastly Nadgee kayaks has taken it on its self to value add to the NADGEE kayaks (at no extra cost) by reducing the high CARBON FOOTPRINT that composite manufacture uses

not to mention the extra carbon overseas manufactures use by shipping their boats to Australia

Now how do they do that you ask ?

Well- Here at Nadgee kayaks our whole business (as is my home) is 100% run on solar power which reduces the CARBON FOOTPRINT very significantly and hopefully in the not too distant future I will also be delivering your kayak to your door by bio-diesel reducing the foot print even further

I know its not exactly kayaking but something I take very importantly and something we all should consider

one more thing

One more thing

Below is a short summary of what is standard on a Nadgee Kayak Australia kayak 

  • VCP hatches and rims (large rear and one day hatch and one forward hatch) 
  • Foot operated pump
  • Custom made removable seat and back band
  • Vinyl ester resin
  • Option of either sliding footrest or custom fitted bulkhead
  • Towing points
  • Deck lines
  • Spare paddle park( not strapped over your hatches)
  • Choice of a huge range colours
  • Tape seaming inside and out done at Layup ( important !!)
  • Pressure relief valves for each compartment (stops those hatches bulging and exploding)

And we are Australian made and owned and proud of it