Non Gator Boats

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Re: Non Gator Boats

Postby beekeeper » Sun Jan 31, 2016 4:47 am

My first plank and scaled model pirogue.
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Wood was regrowth cypress and had little color so I opted to paint the sides:
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Looked better to me:
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Used plywood for the floor and pine for the seats because they would be painted also:
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Inside painted:
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3.5 to 1 scale = 35+ times as hard to build. At least for me.

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P.S. I did not do the painting. Ms. Linda Lyles http://www.natchitochesartguildgallery.org/linda-lyles was kind enough to do the art work. I was honored to contribute the frame.
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Re: Non Gator Boats

Postby NCSUDucker » Tue Feb 16, 2016 3:40 am

Too cool Bee! Impressive all the way around!

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Re: Non Gator Boats

Postby beekeeper » Tue Mar 01, 2016 3:31 am

Finished another scaled down plank pirogue. This one is sinker cypress. Ms. Linda will paint this one also.
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The stand will work for table or wall display.
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Re: Non Gator Boats

Postby beekeeper » Tue Apr 12, 2016 10:01 pm

Finished!!!! :D :D Well almost. Paddle needs a few coats of varnish, but the boat is "what it is".

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Re: Non Gator Boats

Postby beekeeper » Tue Apr 12, 2016 10:03 pm

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Re: Non Gator Boats

Postby beekeeper » Mon May 23, 2016 9:56 pm

4' model ready for art work.
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Re: Non Gator Boats

Postby beekeeper » Sat Jan 21, 2017 3:11 am

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This boat is now being raffled for St. Jude's Children Hospital, see link below:

https://mindenstjude.com/product/art-painted-boat

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Re: Non Gator Boats

Postby beekeeper » Thu Apr 06, 2017 11:53 pm

An Ogeechee River Boat
Just for fun, another something different.
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Original boats were designed to be paddled from the stern seat. They usually had a live well mid ship. The boats were used to run fish nets, and for sport fishing. The seat slid back making room for the net to be emptied, or moved forward when casting. The rear paddler controlled the boat position.
The rear seat was attached and did not slide. I will use my pirogue seat until I can determine where to place the seat for my use.(Let me think :roll:,Grandson likes to paddle, I like to fish. :D ) Actually it will be me paddling so he can concentrate on fishing.

One of my reasons for building this boat and the one that jumped started the build, was to see how cheap I could build a boat. I don't know how good the design will work for me but something has attracted me too it. It is made with "sow's ear" wood and will never be a "silk purse".
Home Depot had 1/4" plywood in their cull pile for $5.47 per sheet. What did I have to loose. 3 sheets, a couple other boards, some glue, paint, etc. Total cost $64.04.
Not to mislead anybody, this what I could have gotten by on. I added a protective bottom coat, sanded the wood(sand paper isn't cheap), and bought a different color paint instead of the miss tint I already had. Est. real cost (as built) probably $100.00 + or -.

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Re: Non Gator Boats

Postby beekeeper » Thu Apr 13, 2017 1:31 am

Bottom coating is granite powder, Rockite, and graphite mixed with epoxy resign. Hard and smooth.
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Boat is finished except for the rear seat. I will do that after we determine the best location.
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