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 Post subject: Re: Building a pirogue
PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2008 12:13 am 
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I built a Hybrid a couple years ago- it was a fun summer prodject. US Composites had the best prices on resin and glass at that time.

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 Post subject: Re: Building a pirogue
PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2008 6:53 am 
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Mine was from the uncle johns plans too. The picture above is similar to mine although I don't have the horizontal braces on the bottom between the ribs.

I put those in there just for a little extra support. (in case I ever get brave enough to stand up in it)
I also made a keel out of 1x2x6, those ribs gave me anchor points for the keel.

I would also put spud holes (1"pvc on each end) if i ever do it again

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 Post subject: Re: Building a pirogue
PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2008 7:19 am 
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I also put small handles front and back, just easier for two guys to lift out of truck, or for me to drag over a beaver dam, etc. The handles are just furring strips I glued to the sides.

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 Post subject: Re: Building a pirogue
PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2008 10:10 am 
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by the way it makes a great layout boat!


You're brave enough to lay down in that thing and pop-up to shoot...is it really that stable?


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 Post subject: Re: Building a pirogue
PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2008 10:21 am 
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I hope my turns out stable enough that is what I am wanting to do. I will hav epics monday going to start on it this afternoon.

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 Post subject: Re: Building a pirogue
PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2008 12:55 pm 
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Yes you can use it as a lay out boat, but you have to have spud holes, and spud poles, you can just put some stainless i bolts in the front and back, and stick a piecie of conduit through them and into the mud, makes it really stable. It works better if you have true spud hole through the boat. If you dont know what im talking about, look at Chapman's boats he offers them.

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 Post subject: Re: Building a pirogue
PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2008 1:47 pm 
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I've seen the spud holes before, I just wasn't sure how much stability they really brought to the equation. Thanks for the input. Did you construct a blind/cover to camo yourself?


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 Post subject: Re: Building a pirogue
PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2008 3:40 pm 
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fellas Im a big boy I built one a little over 10' in length, 3' bottom and 4' cross top side to side, used a 1/2 steel frame in the floor and around the top for strength (I pull it behind the 4 wheeler) I used 1/2 foam sheets to fill in the gaps in the frame and used the 10# matts, cause I got them for almost nothing, and I love it not that expencive mine is a little heavy but not too bad I built a two wheel cart that straps under it and off we go.........you can take camo fabric and cut it to fit the boat after it cures and apply the fabric with the poly resin then vacuum bag the whole thing sand it and it will look better than anything u will see in a store, but all these extras will add more weight.


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 Post subject: Re: Building a pirogue
PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2008 5:27 pm 
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i built one a few years ago using the kit from unclejohns and i'll have to say its a pretty simple process. mine is around 12' long and i wouldn't want one any smaller. i didn't fiberglass the whole bottom of mine and i should have. the bottom held up fine for the first 3-4 years but its getting pretty rough now. gonna have to replace it this summer. i used gorilla glue and stainless screws to put it all together and then fiberglassed the seams with cloth and resin i got from lowes. i used 1x2's for the rub rail but couldn't find any long enough to go the whole length so there is a seam in it and it allows the sides to flex a little. so i suggest you try to find some that will go the whole way or buy a long2x or wider 1x and cut your own. and the biggest suggestion i can give you is to wear some good gloves when dealing with eurathane glue and the resin. have fun with your project and take pics of its progress.

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 Post subject: Re: Building a pirogue
PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2008 6:26 pm 
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you can scarf that joint (hehehehe) on teh rub rails and make a piece as long as you want.....

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 Post subject: Re: Building a pirogue
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yeah i didn't think about that when i was building it

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I also did the Uncle Johns....kinda heavy,but it didn't leak! Didn't look real pretty either,but someone with more talent could build a nice looking one .


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 Post subject: Re: Building a pirogue
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Here are some pics so far:

Here is the scarph joint in prep.

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Here is the scarph joint drying

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The sides drying

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Putting in the ribs
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Attaching the bottom

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Drying

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Inside with bottom on.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2008 9:46 am 
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Those look great man. I hope they float. :)

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