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hashbrowns
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Shitholeastan
Member since Nov 2011
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re: Ongoing Pirogue Restoration


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I got a little rushed and sloppy with the stencil work up toward the nose, but for right now I think it will do the job.


Remember, there are very few straight lines in nature. Looking good.






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Yat27
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Looking good!





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Polar Pop
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Member since Feb 2012
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Very true, I kept telling myself "what looks best is probably least functional". Just got back from scoping a few spots on the river to drop this thing in and hopefully get some ducks in it next season. Still need to get a paddle before I take it on the first trip.





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MSWebfoot
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Hernando
Member since Oct 2011
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What did you end up filling the holes on the bow with?





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QuietTiger
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Yeah man, that thing is coming along. Helps to have a nice place to work on it too.





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2indapink
Member since Mar 2012
192 posts

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I wouldn't consider that a 'pirogue'. I definitely think it's one of the older pro-gator boats. Either way it looks great. If you could bend and attach some conduit with bimini hardware you will have a heck of a little duck/fishing boat. I would look at putting one of the go devil crawfish models, dixie mud motor, or copperhead mud motors on it. Even an older OMC or Mercury 6-10 hp with a jack plate would be the tits. How much does it weigh? Seems like I remember them being a little over 300 lbs? If so, there is no way you could paddle that thing and not be exhausted.





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Polar Pop
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Member since Feb 2012
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Web, DO NOT JUDGE, I filled them with the almighty JB weld water weld putty . I spent all week long pondering on how much work I did not want to do on filling 6 non important holes. I almost talked myself out of filling them at all. I got the JB weld, hit the holes from top and bottom, let cure, scraped, sanded a little and painted. If they don't hold, I'm not out anything.

And yes, having free reign of my shop at work is awesome. It is also where the boat will be permanently stored.






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Polar Pop
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Does not weigh much at all...not extremely light but def. not 300#. I am going to try to get a paper trail on it for reegistration when my dad comes home from Afghanistan in August, until then I have no choice but to paddle





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Polar Pop
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Member since Feb 2012
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UPDATE - Finally got it in the water yesterday. The wind was absolutely horrible, I paddled about 10 yards backwards and got blown back to shore. I paddled backwards again and pulled the double blade out, seat is way too damn high with the angle of paddling I got drenched. I am thinking of putting a 7" seat base in to lower my body, or just scrapping this whole gig. I have a full AR lower if anyone wants to trade a yak











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MSWebfoot
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Hernando
Member since Oct 2011
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Well, it looks good. So is the registration process too big of a pain in the ass? I am thinking you need a trolling motor.





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Polar Pop
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Member since Feb 2012
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My dad is swinging through for a week from Afghanistan in April, so I think I can get the registration thing taken care of, if not.....I'm fricked.





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