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  1. J

    I didn’t know this!!!

    Cashed in?!! I say, let 'em ride on the blackjack table. :D
  2. J

    Tales from the Log of the Ruptured Duck

    Jack, JACK, snap out of it! You've gone off the deep end! LOL!
  3. J

    Tales from the Log of the Ruptured Duck

    I'll play. LOL. When you walk, you are lifting more than your body weight when you push off with each step. If you don't believe that, watch the scale when you step off of it. The scale goes up a LOT. With a bike, the wheels are supporting your weight and you are using a fraction of that...
  4. J

    Stitch and Glue No Plans

    "...a similar boat a little longer and less deck, ...." So, basically, you're heading in the direction of a + or - 12 foot pirogue/canoe type of boat. That's a good, solid, proven style of boat............for a good reason.........it does a lot of things really well.
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    Stitch and Glue No Plans

    Jack, they probably would have been even more alike if the Aleuts would have had access to the same materials.
  6. J

    Stitch and Glue No Plans

    A good rule of thumb is this. Find out what people in your environment and similar environments around the world are using for your situation. Chances are you will find a boat design that has been perfected over hundreds or thousands of years. People scratching for a living can't afford to...
  7. J

    Stitch and Glue No Plans

    The end result is very good. Nice finish. Under 15 lbs is awesome and should make loading and unloading a breeze.
  8. J

    Tales from the Log of the Ruptured Duck

    Sounds like a mighty fine time.
  9. J

    Perfect vs good enough

    Ooo, ooo.... butter pecan. I’m in !
  10. J

    Perfect vs good enough

    A little more insight into my troubled mind. I make boats partly ( or maybe even mostly) for the artistic thrill of crafting a 3 dimensional object. The shape is the big thing for me. So, when the sides of a pirogue are fastened together at the ends and clamped to the center jig.......THAT...
  11. J

    Stitch and Glue No Plans

    Nice looking boat, Andy.
  12. J

    Tales from the Log of the Ruptured Duck

    Nineteen! Wow, time sure passes fast these days. She sounds like a great person.
  13. J

    Pool Party...........

    He really looked like he was enjoying it.
  14. J

    Life goes on.....

    I've been watching some carpentry videos on Youtube and found one featuring Larry Haun. Evidently, he is the crown prince of framing carpenters. He had it down to a science. He wrote books about it and everything. At 79, he and his brother could still frame an entire modest sized house in...
  15. J

    sold the Swamper

    Yes I did, Jack. I also gave them the link to this site and told them about the Swamper build thread if they were interested.
  16. J

    sold the Swamper

    A nice young couple New Orleans just drove away with my old Swamper kayak. They strapped it down on top of their Prius. One less thing cluttering up the shop. I got what I had in it plus maybe a little. Fair enough.
  17. J

    Air Power

    Bee, with that Diana, I got almost a complete pass-through on two good sized coons. they didn't go far. An adult coon is a fair sized animal. I also shot 5 skunks, one behind the other, coming single file down a trail. At one of our Lead Flings, we were shooting at a metal gong at 100 yards...
  18. J

    Pirogue or kayak...

    It's hard to beat a 13-15 foot pirogue for an all-around fishing platform. The rocker can be adjusted to your liking very easily. If you're not looking for a speed demon, keep the boat wider out towards the ends and make the bottom panel 24-26" wide. Good wood and glass would give you a 13...
  19. J

    New pirogue .....hybrid build

    Thanks, Bee. I like simple and clean........in most things in my life.
  20. J

    First excursion in the China Syndrome.

    Yeah, Jack, sometimes it just doesn't work out like we plan.