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Pirogue Repair

Discussion in 'Pirogues' started by beekeeper, Nov 2, 2012.

  1. beekeeper

    beekeeper Well-Known Member

    This 30+ yr. old boat needed some love.

    Before:
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    Previous attempts to fix with spray insulation did not work:
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    Repairs:

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    Discovered the ply was 3/16". I only had 1/4" so I ran it through the planner. Fit perfect.
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    After:
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    beekeeper
     
  2. Wannabe

    Wannabe Well-Known Member

    Wow! BK. that is beutiful.
    Bob
     
  3. Kayak Jack

    Kayak Jack Well-Known Member

    Grandpa - you do good work! Is that MY boat?
     
  4. beekeeper

    beekeeper Well-Known Member

    Thanks Bob and Jack. :)


    beekeeper
     
  5. woodman

    woodman Well-Known Member

    Bee...You do love boats don't you....you are a craftsman and do excelant work....
     
  6. Kayak Jack

    Kayak Jack Well-Known Member

    The BeeKeeper loves to work with boats - and eat. Check out his hands and his tummy.
    More than either of those, though, he loves his family. He dotes on them, and enjoys them a lot. I've seen the grin on his face; he can't hide it.
     
  7. BEARS BUDDY

    BEARS BUDDY Well-Known Member

    Good Job by a good guy.
    P. S. I am still available for adoption, Grampa. :mrgreen:
     
  8. beekeeper

    beekeeper Well-Known Member

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  9. Kayak Jack

    Kayak Jack Well-Known Member

    JD, is the blue color to camouflage the boat to the fish? If so, does it work?
     
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  10. beekeeper

    beekeeper Well-Known Member

    Sorry I missed your question when you posted it in Oct.
    I could say it blends in with the blue sky and the fish don't think it is a boat. The boat is not mine so I don't know if that works or not. I think the original color was blue, or it was some left over paint I had from another project.
    Looks good to me but what do I know. I'm partially color blind. Maw Maw Bee has the final say on color choices.
     
  11. Kayak Jack

    Kayak Jack Well-Known Member

    Thanks, JD. Anything that helps a fisherman makes sense to me.
     

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