Recent content by oldbuffpilot

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    Fall kayak attire?

    I try not to get wet when launching Of course sometimes you can't help it. In the Winter I wear rubber knee boots sometimes called chore boots $15 at Walmart or Close to a 100 for the fancy kind. I opt for the cheap ones and put insoles in them. I'm curious what type of kayak do you paddle in...
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    Bayou Dorcheat Pirogue #3

    You're right about the light weight thing, my boats get heavier every year ! I'm kinda hung up on cedar and fiber glass for my use. However I may have found a local supplier fot your exterior luan. That may eliminate the need for fiberglass for inexpensive youth builds..
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    MM to Inches Chart

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    MM to Inches Chart

    I was trying to track down the manufacturer of Bee Keepers exterior Luan plywood and came across this chart. It doesn’t replace a calculator, but handy to have on the side of my tool box
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    The Cajun secret

    I generally use the low priced boat seat from Walmart it has a plastic frame shaped like a bass boat seat very light weight Often I put it on a Cedar pedestal to get the right height
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    Bayou Dorcheat Pirogue # 2

    Thanks I'll remember that ratchet wretched strap and block of wood trick probably probably gonna need it someday
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    Bayou Dorcheat Pirogue # 2

    Curious Bee, What glue did you use?
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    How Often/How Long?

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    If there's a difference in tracking and turning of these boats I can't tell it There is a big difference when it compares something like a Uncle John to the JEM 15 15 32
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    Ya’ll have carried this conversation to depths I had not considered :) please keep the information coming. I’m afraid I can’t contribute more. I did measure some pirogues. 3 commercial made fiberglass and 3 that were built from plans and 2 built by hand and eye. All of the rockers were about(+/-...
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    No Plans SS&G, No Plans, 3rd Try

    Thanks On another subject how is the new house project coming? That is a big undertaking, we did it but much younger. Hope to see you boat building in the future.
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    No Plans SS&G, No Plans, 3rd Try

    Sorry couldn't attach pictures msg file to large. PM me your mail and I'll see if I can share a google photo file with you.
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    No Plans SS&G, No Plans, 3rd Try

    Check back in few days I'll find some pictures in my Google file and post them
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    Boat Value?

    Thanks for your well-thought-out suggestions on my question Each of you have raised some good points and I appreciate you taking time to answer