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    Small Paddlers

    He said ..." What should I build for a smaller paddler say 5'5" and 125lbs with minimal paddling experience?"
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    Kayak Surfing

    Wouldn't a white water kayer when using the same kayak for surf kayaking find it rather boring. The surf around here is basically weak and unlike those giant waves in other places. Quite a while back ( the middle 1960's ) an fishermen used a Solo Folbot to go offshore ( Cocoa area ) to shark...
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    A Comfortable Pirogue (Boat) seat ..ya can make

    You are burning daylight.
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    Sampan or plank pirogue

    Easy portage , could see where he was going. His ingenious style of holding the botttom on the boat as he attached it was thoughtful. I like how he made the sealent for the boat and fixed a meal at the same time.
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    24 Hour Kayak

    Be a good 1st time kayak to see if you like one. Or one you would not worry about to much to use for duck hunting. That's to get to the blind , out to shoot , then back in to return to the vehicle. It could be camouflaged to look like a log or something since it would not have the traditional...
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    24 Hour Kayak

    Looks to me like it will take a lot more then 24 hours to build it.
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    Marsh Pirogue (almost)

    We have the plastic chairs on the back patio and I drilled two small drain holes in the rear portion of the seat for drainage. In a rain they become a small , posterior , soaking pool. They are comfortable and almost indestructible should make a great boat seat. Some old time history and those...
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    Kids Pirogue

    The bench could serve several different uses for a outdoors person. A seat for starters , a fish cleaning station or a foot rest , a cooking table or a dinning area , a night stand for valubale inside a tent. The list goes on and on.
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    Kids Pirogue

    All of my boats , especially the ones made from 1/8th inch wood were glassed inside and outside to help strengthen the wood. Also as additional protection from abrasion caused by the scuffling of the feet when inside the boat.
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    Assists for aging fishermen

    " The rope was getting difficult and for a while my balance was off shortly after standing too quick." I found that happens when you try to get up to quickly. Last February I had a nurse get really mad at me when I got up to fast. The room was wobble for a short time. Best to take it slow...
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    Assists for aging fishermen

    1st , Happy Birthday. Wouldn't a good old fashion Oak Cane help with getting up and down. Just asking because when my back was giving me fits last year. I used a Trekking pole ( A backpackers Trekking pole ) as an assistance in getting up and down. Preparing for the next go-round ( I know...
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    So you thought you were a good shot.

    Take a look at what this guy can do with a Bow and Arrows , yep , plural , arrows.
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    Kids Pirogue

    Sure loooks like a boat. I would say it's a boat in the raw since the finishing coat is not on it ....yet.
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    Building a square stern pirogue strip, stitch and glue

    I never thought of using some plastic to make a pattern for the glass. I just stumbled ahead with a solid sheet. Then when it was in I trimmed to fit and matched everything up. Some good fillets in the ends were my salvation. Especially for hiding any rough areas and smoothing things out.
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    Marsh Pirogue (almost)

    I have built several Uncle Johns Pirogues with 1/8th inch door skins. To regress a bit , my 1st one was with 1/4 luann and came out to heavy for what I wanted. All the others were 1/8th inch door skins. 1st they were butt jointed with glass and epoxy on both sides of the joints , about a 6...
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    Building a square stern pirogue strip, stitch and glue

    I would epoxy saturate the wood on each side of the seam. After it cured then lightly sand it , wipe clean with a dry , clean , cloth. Lay down my tape about 1/4 inch on each side of the seam. Then when mixing the epoxy I would add some wood flour ( mine was redwood from the sander when I made...
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    Marsh Pirogue (almost)

    A nice photo record of the build , Looking forward to the rest. :)
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    The Cajun secret

    Customer service does not seam to speedy from them , from what I have read on here. Hopefully the plans will arrive soon so you can start the build. Out of curiosity have you looked at boat plans from Uncle Johns General Store or Matt's at Jem Watrcraft ? Those are two folks I have done...
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    Garlic Butter Shrimp

    Garlic Butter Shrimp Yield: Serves 4 Prep Time: 2 minutes to 5 minutes Cook Time: 3 minutes Ingredients 1 pound peeled and deveined uncooked medium shrimp 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 2 tablespoon olive oil 1/2 cup dry white wine 4 cloves garlic, thinly...
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    Kayak Jack?

    I get occasional email from him now and then in matters that are interesting. Last one was March 30 , 2023.