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A ? Pirogue

Discussion in 'Pirogues' started by beekeeper, Oct 24, 2015.

  1. beekeeper

    beekeeper Well-Known Member

    Not sure what to call it.
    Bought some cedar picket fence boards, also known as sow's ear wood :roll: .
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    A different type of construction from my other builds. More work to do, but it is starting to look like a boat.
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    beekeeper
     
  2. hairymick01

    hairymick01 Well-Known Member

    G'day Beekeeper, I like that boat a lot. We would call it a clinker hull. Very strong.
     
  3. Kayak Jack

    Kayak Jack Well-Known Member

    Pretty boat, JD.
     
  4. oldsparkey

    oldsparkey Well-Known Member

    WOW..........
    That is turning out to be one nice Pirogue , Never have seen a Lapstrake one till now. :D
     
  5. Kayak Jack

    Kayak Jack Well-Known Member

    It's a Viking pee-reaugh!
     
  6. tx river rat

    tx river rat Well-Known Member

    What do you think it will weigh?
    Pretty work.
    Ron
     
  7. beekeeper

    beekeeper Well-Known Member

    Thanks guys.
    It is a mixed up build. Clinker or lapstrake sides, carvel or planked floor, and a strip tumblehome panel. It has been quite an adventure.
    Ron I have not put it on the scales but it seems light . I will try to weigh it after I finish it.


    bee
     
  8. seedtick

    seedtick Well-Known Member

    good job Bee

    might need to bring it down here, 8 1/2 inches of rain in the last 36 hours and it's still raining
     
  9. Wannabe

    Wannabe Well-Known Member

    We didn't use it all up here in Texas. Being a thoughtful, generous bunch we sent you some. :mrgreen:
    Bob
     
  10. texastom

    texastom Well-Known Member

    Nice boat Beekeeper. She's pretty like all your boats.
     
  11. jdupre'

    jdupre' Well-Known Member

    I like it, Bee. How did you attach the side planks to each other?

    Joey
     
  12. oldbuffpilot

    oldbuffpilot Well-Known Member

    Bee, that’s really innovative Thanks for sharing. Problem is I’m not even smart enough to figure out how you did it. Any chance of some build pics and narrative? I know the pic thing is time consuming… But you started me thinking.
    Good Fish’n
    Andy
     
  13. beekeeper

    beekeeper Well-Known Member

    Did not take pictures of every step but maybe these will help.
    Building the floor:
    Shape and how many boards
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    Straight edges and fitting the joints.
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    Shaping the floor
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    Chine log glued to floor, secured to strongback and the rocker set
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    The first plank is fitted to the chine logs and stems. It could be called the garboard since on a pirogue the whole bottom could be considered the center board. The flare and shape of the side strakes follow the shape of the chine log.
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    It's edge has to be planed to fit the angle of the next plank that rest on it. On a pirogue this is the only time this is needed because all the other strakes are at the same angle. It also has to have a tapered rabbet at each end, planed to 1/2 the thickness of the boards to allow the planks to fit flat at the stems. The next strake will have a matching one. The other stakes will be fitted the same. They are clamped and glued one at a time on the strongback.
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    The garboard is wider at the stems because of the rocker. all other strakes are the same width.
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    Strips for the tumblehome
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    bee
     
  14. oldbuffpilot

    oldbuffpilot Well-Known Member

    Thanks. That was a good description of the basics. We appreciate you staying up late to post!
    Good Fish’n
    Andy
     
  15. beekeeper

    beekeeper Well-Known Member

    If you have more questions or I was not clear, I will try to answer.
    The 7th. picture down in the last post is actually the planning of the garboard flush with the bottom. The planks lower edge is what has to be planed on an angle, so the next plank will fit tight.
    I have read where it is possible to fill the gap with epoxy paste instead, but that would take the joy of using the plane away. :cry: It would also make the lap larger and out of proportion.
    If you place all the planks on the table and make the laps as if you were going to assemble the side and then install it(like you would for SS&G panels), you will see that only the edge of the first plank needs planning, I thought of trying this but realized it would be difficult bending the side because it would be very stiff(similar to a plank build) .

    bee
     
  16. beekeeper

    beekeeper Well-Known Member

    Finally finished all the woodwork and applied a saturation coat of epoxy.
    The boat weighs 39.9 lbs.



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  17. beekeeper

    beekeeper Well-Known Member

    Pictures

    White oak batter board
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    New cypress chair, with my first hand cut dove tail joints.
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    Needs final finishing but starting to look like something.
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    Breast hooks over eye bolts.
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    The boat weighs 39.9 lbs. The seat is 6.0 lbs.

    beekeeper
     
  18. jdupre'

    jdupre' Well-Known Member

    Hand-planed rabbets, contrasting matched wood accents and hand-cut dovetails.............Bee, you have become quite the craftsman! Very nicely done. The boat looks awesome

    Joey
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  19. Kayak Jack

    Kayak Jack Well-Known Member

    My Grandpa JD done guud work. Even has an eye bolt on the inside of the stem ends. That's where he hangs a hammock when fish aren't biting. Momma Bee paddles another boat along side, so's she can bring him lemonade, and fan him whilst he snoozes. ;-)
     
  20. texastom

    texastom Well-Known Member

    WOW. That is a great looking boat. I love the curved stems you use. Thanks for posting the tutorial on how to do them. I have it saved for future use.
     

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