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Polar Pop
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to everyone........except Demon

Dark brown stencil going on tomorrow, just trying to figure out how to place it without blocking everything else.


MSWebfoot
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Hernando
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I appreciate the pace of this project. I have 3 kids. It took me 6 months to fix my Chapman and I still haven't finished it!


Polar Pop
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The fast pace is due solely to the pirogue being in my shop at work and me being the only one that works at the shop.


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Clyde Tipton
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Dark brown stencil going on tomorrow, just trying to figure out how to place it without blocking everything else.


I would stop with the stencil, and attempt a log/branch looking thing long ways down the boat over the grass stencil.

Then go over that one more time with the black stencil.


Polar Pop
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You bring a great idea to the table clay, now I just have to figure out how to engineer this log into the spread.


Clyde Tipton
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I would take a broad brush and do a dark brown log looking thing. Then take the black and put little lines here and there running down it to give it a bark look.

Here is my quick attempt at it with paint...

Image: http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x60/ftillm1/log_zpsab195a2c.png width = 500




Polar Pop
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10/4 Thanks for the idea. Im limited to rattle cans at the moment but I might be able to tape off a branch shape across the whole boat and spray it with the dark brown.


Polar Pop
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Shot of dark brown this morning. I might add some satin green and a little more black/dark brown to break up that light color. I like the look of it, but the traditional "shadowgrass" color stands out too much, especially the terrain I hunt. I am more of a nat-gear guy, but could not afford the $100 stencil.

Clay, the thought of doing the tree branches was awesome, but stressed me out just thinking about it, I appreciate the idea (and drawing)





Can't tell too much of a difference in the photos, but it looks nice in person. Paint still fresh so looks spotty. I plan to have the stencil work tied in and done today. Next will be seats and a little repair work up front.


Polar Pop
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Done with paint

Got the dark brown sprayed, then went over with the satin green (a little lighter than the color of the boat). I still wanted to break up the light brown and the pattern in general, so I angled the stencil and hit the middle with black to finish it off.

I have some rustoleum rubberized spray coating i am going to lightly hit the inside with (I have a few spots of the foam that are chipped away).

The pattern is a little redundant, and I have a couple of run marks from the stencil getting heavy, but overall I am pretty pleased with the final paintjob. It will work for what I am going to do with the boat, and when it gets scratched, I can just toss the stencil on there and hit the spots that need it.





QuietTiger
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That looks great. Smart to paint some at diagonals.
Are you going with traditional seats or snap down cushions?


Polar Pop
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Thanks man I really appreciate it. I am going to try out a fixed base swivel and folding plastic seat on the back, and a drop in base up front so I can easily remove the seat when not needed.

Worst case scenario is that the seat is too high to comfortably paddle. If so, I am going to get 3/4" plywood, fix it to the floor somehow (strong epoxy I guess), and get a 7" tall seat base. They sit at 13" right now.


Polar Pop
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Light coat of rustoleum rubberized sealant. Not too pretty but there were a few chips in the foam that I wanted to hit pretty heavy, and just a light coat on the floor and side walls. I also wanted to break up the light colored floor for hunting purposes. After looking at it enough, I am about to take the stencil all the way up to the front.



mcpotiger
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THat looks great. Good job.


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TigerBait413
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CenLA
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That looks pretty awesome


Polar Pop
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Thank You Thank You

Just got done filling the holes up front. Wrapping the project up tomorrow morning, its been fun!


Polar Pop
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Got the holes filled and painted, put bow / stern light mounts on and painted (mainly just to fill holes), got seat in (ended up going with OD Green), and carried stencil up front and a little on the top. 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.











DrTyger
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Lake Charles
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I like it!

If you don't mind me asking, where did you get the original pirogue?


Polar Pop
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Thanks! My dad got it a few years ago from one of his friends here in Bossier. I think it originated from Moore's Pro Gator in Benton


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LSUwag
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You're doing a really nice job on that. Makes me want to have something similar.

Are you going to trailer it of just put it in back of your pickup?


Polar Pop
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I am just going to throw it in the back of my truck, its not nearly as heavy as it looks.


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