Ongoing Pirogue Restoration
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Ongoing Pirogue Restoration
Posted by Polar Pop on 2/16 at 11:31 pm
seen in my previous paddle question thread, acquired this pirogue from my dad, plan on dusting the cobwebs off of it and get some hunting and fishing done.

I plan on painting it OD green, with black stencil. Putting a fixed mount brown seat on the back, and a removable seat base up front with brown seat, and a flush mount rod holder in the top of the seat base.I am thinking about looping and riveting a couple of 2" straps for gun, rod, and paddle storage.

If the OB doesn't mind, I will update this thread as I make progress with this project.



As it sat.



Stripped and Removed tons of suite




Headed to shop



Sanded and primed left side



Sanded and primed back and right side (Had to knock off a mountain if resin from a terrible repair attempt someone left me with)



Stencil I will be using

Next is to sand and prime seat bases, fill a few holes in on the nose, and paint.



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Posted by mylsuhat on 2/16 at 11:36 pm to Polar Pop



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Posted by MadtownTiger on 2/16 at 11:39 pm to mylsuhat
get a pop up blind will make that pretty nice during duck season.


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Posted by HeadBusta4LSU on 2/17 at 12:25 am to Polar Pop
Pretty damn cool, that thing would be perfect to toss in off of hwy 1 in fouchon or leeville and bust some Reds


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Posted by MSWebfoot on 2/17 at 8:24 am to Polar Pop
Looks good!


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Posted by El Josey Wales on 2/17 at 8:25 am to HeadBusta4LSU
quote:

Pretty damn cool, that thing would be perfect to toss in off of hwy 1 in fouchon or leeville and bust some Reds





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Posted by Polar Pop on 2/17 at 8:43 am to El Josey Wales
Thanks everyone. I will update soon when I get some progress made. I'm up in NWLA so if I ever make it down south I'll look into dropping it in down there. I'm hoping to get with a few NWLA OB ers and catch some fish soon. In November it should be deadly on the ducks.


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Posted by 4X4DEMON on 2/17 at 9:48 am to Polar Pop
Looking good bro


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Posted by Polar Pop on 2/17 at 9:51 am to 4X4DEMON
Thanks Demon, we will get out soon man, should be getting right.


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Posted by Bleeding purple on 2/17 at 11:49 am to Polar Pop
That looks like an original skeeter.



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Posted by DrTyger on 2/17 at 11:52 am to Polar Pop
Can't wait to see the finished product.


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Posted by Bleeding purple on 2/17 at 12:00 pm to Bleeding purple
On closer inspection both boats i first pick are original Skeeter bass boats


The brand that started it all!




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Posted by LSUwag on 2/17 at 12:41 pm to Polar Pop
Looks like a good project.


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Posted by Polar Pop on 2/17 at 8:26 pm to Bleeding purple
I'm glad you said that, I can't figure out anything about the history of the boat. Looks like an old Skeeter or maybe a Pro Gator "lil gator".

I will update tomorrow with the prepped seat bases, hoping to be completely finished by next weekend. I just hope this thing isn't going to be a bitch to paddle, but I will find out soon. At the time, registration is not an option, so no motors at all.

I am looking at a 96 inch "Shoreline Marine" paddle, it's only $35, but I just want something to get the job done.
Paddle

If anyone has any ideas or suggestions please let me know, I appreciate the interest and won't let the OB down



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Posted by KingRanch on 2/17 at 8:28 pm to Polar Pop


keep us updated



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Posted by Polar Pop on 2/19 at 10:01 am to KingRanch
Not a pirogue update, but still wanted to share. Wife and I have a future OBer on the way! Due date October 2 (but she sweaaars I will still get to hunt this season )



Pirogue updates coming soon!



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Posted by MSWebfoot on 2/19 at 10:04 am to Polar Pop
Congrats on the kid!

If you have family close you may be able to hunt.

Thanks for the paddle link too, I may get that one also.



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Posted by Polar Pop on 2/19 at 7:24 pm to MSWebfoot
Thanks man I'm pretty excited!

Primed the seat bases and first coat of olive went on tonight. I will paint another coat of olive tomorrow, followed by the stencil. I have zero patience so I tested the stencil out just to sand it off for more green underneath. I also have a few holes to fill up front, trying to figure out the most efficient way.












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Posted by Slickback on 2/19 at 7:39 pm to Polar Pop
Congrats on the baby.

quote:

but she sweaaars I will still get to hunt this season


No you won't.




For clarification, is that a p-row or p-rog?


Looking good.



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Posted by Polar Pop on 2/19 at 7:42 pm to Slickback
Thanks slick, as for the clarification, I have no clue. Looks like an old Super Skeeter but has the lines of a Pro Gator "lil gator". No history on it, just hope it paddles well since I have no papers to put a motor on.


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