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    Perfect vs good enough

    Also true "Good enough is the enemy of better." Everything about "Perfect vs Good Enough" seems to be relative to our criteria (what game we play).
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    Perfect vs good enough

    I have had so many thoughts about this subject I have resisted posting. I don't like to type that much. I don't see an issue. Either perfect, or good enough can be OK. It just depends on what game you want to play. There seems to be four aspects of boat building, fit, finish, form,and...
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    Pirogue fishing in Kansas?

    I'm glad you had a chance to fish. Looks like very fishy water. Any small mouth bass?
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    Happy Hour Kayak finally wet

    Very nice looking little boat. You could probably add the skeg now and have a serviceable boat. The "chaland" I built had a skeg and it behaved pretty well for a short boat with a lot of rocker. I did not use it enough to know if the skeg had any negative aspects for my use.
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    Stitch and Glue No Plans

    We tend to recognize that boat designs have evolved into what they are today but often fail to notice that they are still continuing to change. Whether we choose traditional, current, or"next best thing" depends on what game we choose to play. Two biggest influences I see effecting paddling...
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    Got To Love Pirogue Fishing

    Three years latter on the same part of the Bayou another pre Father's Day trip and I caught this one: We did not catch the numbers we had on the first trip but one fish like this makes it special. P.S. For any sharp eye observers the date on my camera was wrong.
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    Crawfish Paddle

    They are "over designed/made" for what is needed to stir crawfish but that would be too easy. A little longer here or a little wider there and they would work fine for boat paddling. I can make the most simple project into a bigger undertaking. Borrowed a 2X4 from my neighbor. After cutting...
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    Stitch and Glue No Plans

    Boats always look even better on the water. Every boat is a compromise. Making those compromises fit your goals/criteria is the fun part of designing and building it your way. Sometimes we have to compromise our usage (leaving the ice chest) because of those changes. The more we require from...
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    Crawfish Paddle

    After 7 years of hot water and crawfish seasoning this one needed retiring, so I made a couple new ones. Made from pine "box store" 2 X 4 but I like the figure in the wood.
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    Stitch and Glue No Plans

    Very nice work. The cedar strips make for a very pretty boat. You will have a lot of questions to answer at the launch site. Building by hand and eye is very rewarding. Thanks for sharing your build and what you learned with us.
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    Tales from the Log of the Ruptured Duck

    Glad you had time with your Granddaughter. Grandchildren are one of the few good things about growing old.
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    Air Power

    Jack, I did not attempt to cook them. They were too old, and dried out. New ones would not work for shooting or eating. Too thin for shooting and too many advertisements to stomach for eating. I had a .22 cal, that seemed to have more power than the .17's. It was powered by those little CO-2...
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    Air Power

    I am not big into shooting much these days, but I have a RWS .17 cal. air rifle. Got it a few years ago so my grandson and I could shoot more without going to a range, etc. It is so impressive compared to the air rifles I had back in the old days. Recently shot a few rounds into some old...
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    Stitch and Glue No Plans

    Does your V in the bottom form a "tunnel hull" of sorts or does the tip of the V point down?
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    Stitch and Glue No Plans

    Your tumblehome panel was puzzling to me. I could not compute why/how the panel appeared to be the same width from one end to the other. Then I realized the ends came together on sort of a reverse stem angle, not ending in a point. Looks different to my eyes but should be easier to build...