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Merry Christmas

Discussion in 'Boat Bragging Board' started by beekeeper, Dec 18, 2009.

  1. beekeeper

    beekeeper Well-Known Member

    seedtick said build it and if you don't like it, give it away. I like this one a lot, but I'm still giving it away. It is my son's Christmas present.

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    beekeeper
     
  2. Jimmy W

    Jimmy W Well-Known Member

    I like the looks of that one too Beekeeper.
     
  3. Coal

    Coal Well-Known Member

    Beekeeper, that's a nice looking build. I like the colors.
     
  4. seedtick

    seedtick Well-Known Member

    that's the one you've been building at your northern shop?

    very nice.....
     
  5. keith

    keith Well-Known Member

    con-grats, those are some sweet lines, sorry you and tick didn't get any credit from that other guy. later keith
     
  6. Oyster

    Oyster Well-Known Member

    Thats a nice job and I like the color combination too. I really like the square transom too.
     
  7. oldsparkey

    oldsparkey Well-Known Member

    You have done it again , that is one sweet looking boat and I bet your son will be Happy this Christmas. :D

    Chuck.
     
  8. Kayak Jack

    Kayak Jack Well-Known Member

    Dear BeeKeeper Daddy, I am your long, lost son from Ypsilanti, and am very glad I found you. Mommie has told me a lot about you and the boats you build, and I'm anxious to meet you tomorrow morning......... :wink:
     
  9. beekeeper

    beekeeper Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the compliment. I don't know if I will ever build a Bayou Skiff. The "firewood" skiff I built is better suited for my needs. It is narrow enough to paddle well and more stable than most pirogues, kayaks, etc. Seedtick and Keith's ideas and help were right on target when I discussed my goals. Uncle John changed it into a skiff more suitable for oars and outboard power ( a popular idea, judging by the response on here). Boats evolve. That is the beauty of designing and building them yourself. This design is my attempt to improve the skiff I built. I don't know if it is a skiff or a pirogue with a transom. Somebody should post some definitions.

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  10. beekeeper

    beekeeper Well-Known Member

    Thanks JimmyW, Coal, Oyester, And Chuck for the kind words. It is very pleasing and up lifting after all the work that goes into a boat. This site is great and lots of fun.
    The transom was used to allow for easier hauling in the truck and to have a wider bottom width close to the stern. Also handy for installing a trolling motor if wanted. My son picked out the colors. Ms bee will not let me do colors. :lol:

    Keith and seedtick thank y'all many times over for your advise and help. Your time and compliments are appreciated.

    Kayak Jack I am flattered at your attempt to claim kin. I would like to meet you, but you must rethink this idea of being my son so you can have a boat. The boats I built have flat bottoms, chine logs, nails and screws, and are painted. It would not be good for your reputation if people thought we were related. :wink: I do take you effort as a compliment. Thank you. :)





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  11. Kayak Jack

    Kayak Jack Well-Known Member

    Well, Dad, you're right. A flat bottomed boat with screws and nails is sorta against my religion. But (sniffle, maybe a sob or two) I was prepared to make an exception (another sniffle) for our relationship. (outright sobbing here).

    Now, I guess I'll just go eat worms. (broken hearted sobbing trails off into a misty distance)
     
  12. catfish

    catfish Well-Known Member

    mr keeper that is a good looking boat. your son may not never stay at home now. :wink: yea like the sqare tramson & the keels. i guess you could adopt ky jack :lol:
     
  13. beekeeper

    beekeeper Well-Known Member

    catfish
    My son is grown and lives with his wife and our two grandchildren. We hope this boat will help us fish, paddle, and spend more time together. I know if I would have adopted Kayak Jack he would have been around all the time. Thought for a minute he was liking a flat bottom, painted, boat that had nails and screws instead of epoxy and fiberglass holding it together. I'm still flattered by this slight hint of such. :wink: :lol:

    beekeeper
     
  14. Kayak Jack

    Kayak Jack Well-Known Member

    Shucks, Big Daddy BeeKeeper, I'd have eaten you of house and home. Less'n you eat gritz or okra. But I work for my keep. I'm not afraid of work at all; I can lay down and go to sleep beside it most anytime.
     
  15. Kayak Jack

    Kayak Jack Well-Known Member

    Seriously, I applaud your work to go fishing and camping etc. with your Son and Grandkids. Good on ya! Keep up the good work.
     
  16. TopWaterboy

    TopWaterboy Active Member

    Merry Christmas Mr. Bee! That's a fine looking boat, and I know your son is going to enjoy his maiden voyage. I've finished the woodwork on my pirogue, and I'm hoping for a few sunny days to finish her. Thanks for the help and all the advice. As you have said, this is definitely a fine site to visit. I have really enjoyed reading everyone's opinions and heckles. Most of all, I truly appreciate the wonderful works of craftsmanship that y'all have been able to create.
    TopWaterboy
     
  17. beekeeper

    beekeeper Well-Known Member

    TopWaterboy

    Your boat is looking good. When you get the finish on it, post some pictures. I know your proud of it, and rightfully so.

    beekeeper
     
  18. beekeeper

    beekeeper Well-Known Member

    The boat was too big to fit under the tree. My son had to settle for this, until I could deliver the boat.

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    beekeeper Well-Known Member

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