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    Perfect vs good enough

    Since I'm apparently in the minority, I figured I'd add my two cents".......... My family, for at least three generations before me, have predominately been folks who built wooden things - houses, boats, cabinets, coffins, etc. My grandfathers opinion was that the only significant question was...
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    New pirogue .....hybrid build

    OK I'm lost Post #70 you say no stems in this build but the last pic looks have you have a stem. If that's not a stem, how are you holding the ends of the sides together?
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    Varnish?

    G'day to you Jack I use rust oleum for models and furniture that are not out in the sun, or will see very little sun, so I don't know how it holds up as an outdoor varnish
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    Varnish?

    I like epifanes last I bought was running close to $50/quart joey is right...…..4 or 5 coats of gloss, then 2 coats of matte scuff it and revarnish when it first appears to faill topcoats are easy, starting from ground zero is a lot of work
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    New Plank Pirogue Duckin Boat.

    I may have mentioned this before, if I have, just scroll on by...….. Grow back or new growth cypress is stiffer and more brittle than old growth cypress. Not sure what you're using but grow back will be more difficult to bend. Other things to look for when bending in the sides if to be sure...
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    Made the 6 o'clock news

    At least it wasn't crime stoppers https://www.wafb.com/2019/05/02/south-la-boat-builder-makes-history-using-history/?outputType=amp
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    Mikes "17 lb pirogue"

    I'm puzzled by your statement ", I have not been able to get enough flare" . The pics show you building around two jigs (forms), one in the center and one at the stern. Increasing the flare on the jigs will increase the flare on the boat. Especially if you put in ribs to hold the flare once...
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    New Plank Pirogue Duckin Boat.

    Just a suggestion...……. Typically you want the side of the board that was facing the outside of log to be the outside of the boat. Once you've picked out the two boards that you want for the sides, lay them flat, side by side with each end supported - say on a 2X4 or larger. Put a weight in...
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    New Plank Pirogue Duckin Boat.

    scarf with a belt sander, much safer than circular saw rough cut you panels to size be sure to allow for the scarf overlap. It's much easier to scarf panels that are narrower than four feet. This is the way I do it Lay a strip of metal on the edge of a table, put the first piece of...
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    New Plank Pirogue Duckin Boat.

    I don't know of anyone (else) that attaches the sides to both stems then jacks the sides out. Not saying it can't be done, but seems like it would put a lot of stress on the stem pieces. My stem pieces normally have two to three inches of flat surface touching (glued and nailed) each side. If...
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    New Plank Pirogue Duckin Boat.

    I would not hesitate to build a pirogue with 5/8" thick sides using old growth cypress I have built with 1/2. Never heard of yellow cypress but guess (and looking at the growth rings) is that it may be what we call "grow back" or new growth. My experience with grow back is that it is stiffer...
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    My cypress skiff

    Theoretical hull speed for a displacement hull in knots is 1.34 times the square root of waterline length in feet. The caveat is that the 10 Hp is more likely to get you on plane which dramatically increases speed for a given Hp. Once on plane I believe that speed factor varies the cube root of...
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    My cypress skiff

    pass by a place that sells boats and see what the recommended horsepower is for your size boat, or conversely, see what size boat will handle the size motor you are contemplating. Be sure to take into account the weight of the older motor vs. the newer ones.
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    Anyoner have a set of "study Plans for Redmond's WHISP??

    that what happens when the illustrator and ad agency do not know what they are advertising. Obviously there has to be some case below the shaft or it wouldn't go round and round. Do an internet search on "palmer inboard engines" for more realistic photos. At this point in time, there were no...
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    Anyoner have a set of "study Plans for Redmond's WHISP??

    guess it depends on your definition of heavy, I was comparing to modern engines. 3Hp weighs 220 lbs. A 1 1/2 weighs 140. I was wrong on the rpm's fpr Palmers, other engines of that era ran a bit faster