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    Boat Value?

    My suggestion on the labor coast was probably on the light side. I work slow and put too much time in my builds. Nobody would pay enough for me to recoup my labor, even at minimum wages. Charities request a value so they can report your donation and also to know how much to advertise the item...
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    Boat Value?

    This is a hard question. Several ways to look at it. The "honest value" adds to the difficulty. Food for thought: How much $ in materials and labor? Would you be willing to pay someone this amount? How much do similar boats (other materials) sell for? For handcrafted/homemade donated items...
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    Bayou Dorcheat Pirogue # 2

    If I would stick with the same build procedures and design, my experience would matter more. That would be boring.
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    Bayou Dorcheat Pirogue # 2

    I don't have access to my pictures right now. Look at this post https://www.southernpaddler.com/community/threads/truck-boat-2.10206/ . If the photobucket censorship effort is not too bad you may see enough to get the idea. If that doesn't work for you, I will try to text you a picture. The...
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    I Like This Boat Because....................

    Nice boat and design. For most of us a boat is a tool to be used. It is special when a tool works well for the task and is comfortable to use. Never hurts we made it our self and it looks good at the same time.
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    Curved Stem

    Joey we often talk about our design needs and likes are different. Our preferred building techniques are also different. I know I'm a dinosaur but the "figuring and fiddling" is what I like. I often wish more people were building with these outdated methods. I think I know how the dugout...
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    Curved Stem

    The V bottom part would probably not be needed. If you wanted to build your normal method (sides attached to logs and stem first) the floor would be standing proud. A external stem piece (cutwater / batter board) could be fitted and faired to it. Thin strips laminated together in place would...
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    Curved Stem

    I have been stumped about making the curve stem shape(canoe look)that flows under the bottom. When you built your boat you had to make the transition between the floor and sides with epoxy goop. The floor sat proud on top of the sides and chine logs. My thoughts was to curve the stem pieces...
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    I Like This Boat Because....................

    Joey nice pirogue. The 'tangent" and journey our first boats lead us on is the best part of building and using them. Some people build one boat and miss out on the journey. I wish there were more folks enjoying the experience. I too have made some friends along the way. Chuck that is a...
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    Bayou Dorcheat Pirogue # 2

    Thanks. I'm anxious to finish it but it will be a few days before I can even start.
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    I Like This Boat Because....................

    Post a picture of a boat or boats you like and tell us why and what you like about it/them. Can be one you built or not. I'll start. This may be my all time favorite build. I liked it's somewhat traditional design and I even liked the outside chine logs. The second picture probably...
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    "Short Stuff" pirogue

    Hope I didn't come across as sounding critical or finding fault. I know the design features you made are right for you. Since your boat has little or no rocker I just wondered how it might work with more load.
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    Bayou Dorcheat Pirogue # 2

    I'm pleased I was able to correct the "warped" tumblehome panel. Probably would have went unnoticed by most folks but it bothered me. The overall shape is enough different from my other boats that it looks a little "canoeish" to me, but the more I look the better I like it. I don't have the...
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    "Short Stuff" pirogue

    My sides plus the tumblehome panels are usually 2" to 2.5" taller so I would have 5" or so of freeboard. Do you think the added weight sinking the boat more would make the boat harder to turn?
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    "Short Stuff" pirogue

    What would you think would happen if you added 100 lbs. or so to the payload?
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    Bayou Dorcheat Pirogue # 2

    It is a boat now (will float) but there is more work. It needs batter boards installed and then finishing.
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    Bayou Dorcheat Pirogue # 2

    The tumblehome panel is angled 98 deg. off the sides at midship (at the braces). That angle is determined by what depth/height you need the panel to reach and how wide the cockpit is. The twisting occurs because the sides become more vertical at the ends. They are also rising as the sides get...
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    "Short Stuff" pirogue

    I am glad the design is working well for you. What "best" materials would you use for the "top notch" build?
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    Bayou Dorcheat Pirogue # 2

    After installing the plywood tumblehome panels they had warped(dipped) between the stems and supports due to the twisting. Not sure if these pictures show it well enough. I raised them up and then installed the combing. After removing the temporary supports the combing straightened the...
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    Bayou Dorcheat Pirogue # 2

    This was not my first build using forms and pre cut sides. It did go better than the other time. It is probably easier than the "from the bottom up" way I usually do. Not sure it is as accurate. I missed my desired rocker by about 1/2" at the bow. I checked before fastening the floor but...