A little eye candy

Discussion in 'Wooden Boat Building and Restoration' started by txriverrat, May 17, 2011.

  1. txriverrat
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    txriverrat Senior Member

    This weekend was the Texas Kayak Fisherman wooden boat roundup.
    a few pics

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    My boat isnt finished but was close enough to take and paddle

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    There were sof , foam yaks, full stripers , s@g , and SS@G boats . If you wanted to paddle one just ask and take off. we had a blast
    Ron
     
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  2. Lister

    Lister Previous Member

    Very nice pics.
    Lister
     
  3. cthippo
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    cthippo Senior Member

    Very nice, Tx! The lack of cockpit rings still messes with my head, but I see you're not alone in that.
     
  4. Boston

    Boston Previous Member

    great pictures
    thanks
    B
     
  5. txriverrat
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    txriverrat Senior Member

    I think it goes back to the location sensitive thing. Its hot here , hot water ,I might be paddling in a 105 degree weather like last year.
    You have the cold wet weather and cold water.
    I notice that most of the yaks here are going to a mix of canoe ,big open cockpits,easy in and easy out . Closed decks for water tight storage ,a low profile to help in the wind.
    Ron
    Very few folks are into rolling here.
     
  6. upchurchmr
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    upchurchmr Senior Member

    Ron,

    Where are you at in Texas?

    How do I get in touch with the "Texas Kayak Fishermen" organization, do they get together often like you showed?

    Marc
     
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    Stunning Boats

    If I manage to ever build a boat of this quality and beauty, it goes into the den as a trophy
     
  9. LP
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    Oh, heavens, NO!!!!!! :eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek:

    It goes in the water! :D:D:D:D:D:D

    You'll have to make your entries and exits quick or under the cover of darkness though. All of that exposed wood in a boat is a huge people magnet. If they see you , you'll be mobbed and be trapped or hours answering questions like: How long did it take to built it? What kind of wood did you use? etc. etc. etc.:p:p:p
     
  10. Dirteater
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    Dirteater Senior Member

    wonderful boats :)
    no 2 the same! great assortment.
    what a great day it must have been to see
    them all on the water. :D
     
  11. michael pierzga
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    michael pierzga Senior Member

    A collection of home built small craft is worthy of true celebration. While we are celebrating may I add that I dont like bright finished craft.

    Paint please. Beautiful shapes need colour. I prefer white and a green shear on beautifully formed craft.
     
  12. upchurchmr
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    upchurchmr Senior Member

    Michael,

    Congratulations on being relatively unique. I have always believed the Woodenboat forum was a hotbed of bright finished people.

    I have generally collapsed to paint because I am not very good at bright. And I really hate varnish, not being one of the old timers who knows everything about it.

    Happy new years.

    Marc
     
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  14. BPL
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    BPL Senior Member

    Very tight workmanship.

    Great opportunity and a great group I'd say.
     

  15. upchurchmr
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    upchurchmr Senior Member

    I checked on the website and was quite interested in the boats. Obviously customised for the purpose, but other more traditional kayaks there also. I will be interested to correspond with some of the builders.

    The group meeting (messabout) at Inks Lake in central Texas was something I had heard about but not known who sponsored.

    I have a brother in law who just cannot abide being in a sit inside kayak, I might approach him about one of the open top boats shown. These are obviously for lakes or mild rivers where being filled from a wave is not a real consideration.

    Nice looking workmanship, including a sailing trimaran kayak in work.

    Hoytedow,

    How do you know about these guys, are you from Texas when you are not "Between the Gulf and the Atlantic"?

    Marc
     
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