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My Strip Pirogue

Discussion in 'Pirogues' started by beekeeper, Feb 16, 2011.

  1. beekeeper

    beekeeper Well-Known Member

    Not finished but getting there.

    A very big thanks to Swampwood for his help and heated shop.
    As usual thanks to Keith and seedtick for advice and inspiration.

    Built it on a strongback with stations, stapleless.
    Western red cedar and cypress.

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    beekeeper
     

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  2. seedtick

    seedtick Well-Known Member

    nice,
    betcha almost cried when you put that black stuff on the bottom
     
  3. wilded

    wilded Well-Known Member

    Looks great. :mrgreen: ET
     
  4. Kayak Jack

    Kayak Jack Well-Known Member

    Dear Daddy BeeKeeper. remember when you make one for your kid - I'm closely related to you and need one of them. (jumping up and down here, waggling hand in the air, squealing - grunting - wheezing - squealing some more)
     
  5. rpecot

    rpecot Well-Known Member

    That there is pretty. Keep up the good work!
    :D
     
  6. oldsparkey

    oldsparkey Well-Known Member

    That is one good looking boat and I especially like the slight curve to the bow and stern ends , it adds a lot of class to the already good looking lines of her.
     
  7. captaindoug

    captaindoug Well-Known Member

    Like Chuck said, the curved stems look really nice. Seedtick once offered a tutorial on how to do that, but I missed it, or he hasn't done it yet. Can you tell us the dimensions, rocker? How did you prepare the strips? Great looking boat.
     
  8. beekeeper

    beekeeper Well-Known Member

    Thanks guys for the compliments.

    It did hurt to cover the bottom with graphit, but not as bad as scatching it when I put in or take out.
    I like the curved stems also. Keith and seedtick showed me how to make them. I don't know if I could explain it well enough. I will try some pictures the next time I make some.

    The boat is 15'-4" on top, 14' in the floor, 24" bottom, 36" beam, 11.5"sides flaird 30 degrees off vertical.
    The stips were cut 3/4" wide, then beaded and coved. The strips for the floor and 2" up the sides are 3/8" thick. The sides are 1/4". The batter boards are white oak.

    beekeeper
     
  9. beekeeper

    beekeeper Well-Known Member

    Jack, we have had this discussion about being related before. :roll: You might actually like this boat. It does not have a round bottom, but the chines are (soft) rounded over. .
    Before leaving swampwood's shop we saturated the inside. After looking at it in the sunshine, I resanded the interior and applied another saturation coat. Still not perfect, but what it is, is what it is. Breast hooks and outside gunnels are installed. Lot's more work before I get to paddle it.

    beekeeper
     
  10. Kayak Jack

    Kayak Jack Well-Known Member

    So, just cause you're younger'n me, you deny paternity?? Cheap way to get out of sharing our boat. (insert a "Harrumph!" here)

    Well, maybe you'll get to the Rendezvous, and maybe you'll bring a boat for us to see. I hope to see you both.
     
  11. seedtick

    seedtick Well-Known Member

    captaindoug
    i remember offering the tutorial on curved stems but i don't remember anyone saying they're interested

    Reckon it just passed me by.... sorry

    Friend Keith and I are involved in a little addition to his storage building this week but I'll try to get to it next week
     
  12. mike

    mike Well-Known Member

    If you're starting a list of interested folks, add me right after Captaindoug. :mrgreen:

    Mike
     
  13. jdupre'

    jdupre' Well-Known Member

    Looking really good, bee. The bottom pattern came out especially well. Have you weighed her yet?


    Joey
     
  14. beekeeper

    beekeeper Well-Known Member

    Thanks Joey. I finished the rails today and started the breasthook caps(?). I will try to weigh it after they are done.. All the wood work will be complete. It feels lighter than my other boats of similar size. I have really enjoyed working with the solid wood instead of the cheap ply I used befor.

    beekeeper
     
  15. tx river rat

    tx river rat Well-Known Member

    The strips spoil you . Yeaa they do.
    Ron
     
  16. beekeeper

    beekeeper Well-Known Member

    Finished the wood work today, lots of finish work left.
    Tried to weigh it on the bathroom scales. Not very stable but looked to be a little under 60 lbs.

    beekeeper
     
  17. captaindoug

    captaindoug Well-Known Member

    I looked up what "Bead and Cove" is, saw a little video from the Rockler Co.( http://www.rockler.com/product.cfm?page=18920) Pretty neat, but if you don't mind sharing, how do you clamp and glue the strips together? Did you use moulds or frames on the strong back you mentioned, or just a couple of jigs, and bend to meet the stems like Seedtick and Keith demonstrated on that Marsh Pirogue? Does it matter what side you start with, the Bead or the Cove? Still a lot of mysteries on this one for me. And don't even get me started asking about how you made that pattern in the bottom....
     
  18. Wannabe

    Wannabe Well-Known Member

    Capt.Doug
    Bead and cove is used for regular strip built boats. The boat is built upside down and the first strip is put on with the cove facing up so it will be eaiser to glue the strips togeather. The cove holds the thin line of glue until you put the bead from the next strip in. But that is a whole different ballgame than a strip built stitch&glue Boat. A strip built boat is usually a contionus curve where S&G is made of flat panels.
    Bob
     
  19. captaindoug

    captaindoug Well-Known Member

    Ah ha... I am beginning to see 'da light. Looking at it again, I see this is basically a flat panel boat. With all that pretty wood and the curved stems, I guess I couldn't see the forest, for the trees. The bead and cove joint between the strips must make a stronger joint I would think, or why would you do what appears to be a bit of extra work? Of course there was that heated workshop, and probably a bunch of cool tools to play with... :lol:
     
  20. Wannabe

    Wannabe Well-Known Member

    Caotaindoug,
    You do not need a strong joint. Just enough to hold the wook togeather until you get the fiberglass on.
    Bob
     

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