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Crazy Hoss
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What is a Good Pirogue for Duck Hunting?

I need something I can throw into a 20' skiff and then transfer to and duck hunt.

What are some good options?


Motorboat
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I don't know how to answer this. there are fiberglass pirogues and wooden ones. sizes vary depending on what you need.


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bluemoons
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Ron Chapman.


Crazy Hoss
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I started looking at craigs and la sportsman

I currently have a heavy 13' kayak that's really too much work to deal with.

It seems like I'm looking for a single person deal.

Are there any "brands" out there?


Crazy Hoss
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Ron Chapman.


Thanks


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Crazy Hoss
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Native Ultimate


Looks like what i should trade my Big Tuna for...


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B_LSU90
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If you can, I recommend getting one with the spud holes.

Image: https://www.pirogue.com/spudhole%20canoelrg1.jpg


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bluemoons
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If you are just looking for a pirogue for yourself and maybe a dog/some gear, the 10.5' Chapman is nice. I think it's called the Canebrake. It does not track as well as the longer models, but it's less than 30lbs and really easy to deal with. It does not pole well. I have three different Chapman models and that one gets the most use.


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CootDisCootDat
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A 10-12', free, fiberglass one.


Them shites are expensive. Aluminum and wooden pirogues are so heavy. PITA with flipping out of boat and loading gear. I wouldn't even want to attempt drag one over a mudflat after water drops out.


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poule deau
Member since Jan 2009
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What are some good options?


for one man and gear, I use a 12' fiberglass one.

easy to load up, maneuvers well, easy to conceal.

last one I bought came from the pierre part store for a little over $300.

I can usually get 3-5 seasons out of one before I do something stupid and crack the side.


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Crazy Hoss
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A follow up question, not necessarily for pirogue but also for my boat.

Anyone make "decent" pushpoles in this land?


Motorboat
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Anyone make "decent" pushpoles in this land?


that's a question for Bluemoons and redsonredsonreds


Crazy Hoss
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are those peoples "handles" or other websites?


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DownshiftAndFloorIt
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I built a 12' one last year for about $150. Works fine


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sparkinator
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Bobcat 2 man pirouge.

Image: https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/p/AF1QipMEBWoFAeB_pgEGcZika7uGrLQtqzecKgHSKmcq=w592-h440-n-k-no


It’s got a concave bottom that makes it really stable. It tracks good too. My brother has one and 2 people can use it if they don’t haul much gear and aren’t going very far.

I’ve got a water moccasin and it just doesn't track as well and isn’t nearly as stable. Also, it is taller so not as easy to hide as the bobcat. The bobcat is so low profile, we wouldn’t worry about hiding it. We would just put burlap over it and push it out of the way. Or sit on it while wadding.


This post was edited on 8/16 at 1:41 pm


speckledawg
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Bobcat 2 man pirouge


How exactly would 2 fellas sit in that thing?


Islandcat
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Member since May 2011
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Fiberglass is gonna be a lot easier to move in and out of a boat/marsh. I find their stability in the water leaves a lil to be desired. Not bad, I just don't care for it, so I use my wooden one for that reason. It is very stabile in the water for me. I am around 260 so that is my number one concern for sure. On the downside it is a heavy mofo that I hate dragging thru the marsh lol. Just something to think about.


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sparkinator
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How exactly would 2 fellas sit in that thing


Guy in front is kneeling. Guy in back is either kneeling or sitting on top with feet in the pirouge. Deeks are between the two. Other gear shoved under front and back of cover.

The water comes up over the top of the shell in the back, but doesn’t rise over the top of the lip.

Of course we just got to our hole in it. Once we got there, we wadded while hunting. You could ease along in it and jump ducks too.

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Tbooux
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I have a 12' fiberglass that I'm looking to get rid of.

<-- at gmail if interested.


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