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Polar Pop
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Ongoing Pirogue Restoration



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.

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As it sat.

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Stripped and Removed tons of suite


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Headed to shop

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Sanded and primed left side

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

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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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mylsuhat
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MadtownTiger
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get a pop up blind will make that pretty nice during duck season.





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HeadBusta4LSU
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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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MSWebfoot
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Looks good!





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El Josey Wales
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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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Polar Pop
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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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4X4DEMON
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Looking good bro





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Polar Pop
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Thanks Demon, we will get out soon man, should be getting right.





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Bleeding purple
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That looks like an original skeeter.






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DrTyger
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Can't wait to see the finished product.





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Bleeding purple
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On closer inspection both boats i first pick are original Skeeter bass boats


The brand that started it all!







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LSUwag
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Looks like a good project.





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Polar Pop
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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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KingRanch
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keep us updated






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Polar Pop
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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 )

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Pirogue updates coming soon!






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MSWebfoot
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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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Polar Pop
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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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Slickback
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Congrats on the baby.

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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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Polar Pop
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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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