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New JEM Crawdad build

Discussion in 'Pirogues' started by Muddybutt, Oct 17, 2017.

  1. Muddybutt

    Muddybutt Member

    New crawdad it's like a gheenoe
     
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  2. oldsparkey

    oldsparkey Well-Known Member

    It sure looks like a good fishing boat.

    Chuck.
     
  3. Kayak Jack

    Kayak Jack Well-Known Member

    The picture is pretty small and blurry here. Maybe others can see it better?
     
  4. oldsparkey

    oldsparkey Well-Known Member

    Click on it and it will enlarge. :rolleyes:
     
  5. Kayak Jack

    Kayak Jack Well-Known Member

    That's handy! I like the aspect ratio of the hull
     
    Last edited: Oct 20, 2017
  6. beekeeper

    beekeeper Well-Known Member

    Nice looking boat. Please tell us more.

    beekeeper
     
  7. oldbuffpilot

    oldbuffpilot Well-Known Member

    Real pretty boat. The paint really adds to it. I think you will find it very practical. I built the prototype, it's made a stable lightweight fishing boat. Hope you enjoy it as much as I have. Matt is real good at putting ideas into design.

    Andy
     
  8. Kayak Jack

    Kayak Jack Well-Known Member

    You're right, Andy. Matt is good at many things. I look forward to meeting him one day.
     
  9. Guillaume

    Guillaume Active Member

    Very interesting.
     
  10. oldbuffpilot

    oldbuffpilot Well-Known Member

    Would you mind sharing the motor details you have on the crawdad? I understand how your river boat set up works and really admire those boats. This crawdad motor set up looks different and I'm about ready to motorize mine.
    Thanks,
    Andy
     
  11. Brian_Clouser

    Brian_Clouser New Member

    Is that a hobie mirage drive?
     
  12. Muddybutt

    Muddybutt Member

    Drive is h2 pro ped pedal drive it works good but I prefer the mirage drive just too difficult to build in and design rudder
    Interior is durabak smooth white I really like it
    Bottom is graphite epoxy
    Has 2 exterior layers of 6 oz cloth
     
  13. beekeeper

    beekeeper Well-Known Member

    Is the Durabak as smooth as regular paint? Did you buy it local or had to order?
    It looks very nice. The white reduces heat build up.
     
  14. Muddybutt

    Muddybutt Member

    Not quite as smooth but cleans easy no scratch easy on feet if use the smooth version
     
  15. Muddybutt

    Muddybutt Member

    Ordered from manufacturer
     
  16. beekeeper

    beekeeper Well-Known Member

    Thanks Muddy.
    I was wondering if it would work well on the outside.
    May be durable but probably not the best choice for a smooth finish on the outside?

    beekeeper
     

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