Build a Wooden Pirogue

Discussion in 'Wooden Boat Building and Restoration' started by GymBob, Sep 21, 2008.

  1. GymBob
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    GymBob Junior Member

    I just completed a pirogue section on my website with instructions and pictures. There are also pages for building a lake skiff.

    http://www.jkwoodstudio.com/
     
  2. Ilan Voyager
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    Very Nice internet site, very well documented. Nice boats also. Compliments.
     
  3. GymBob
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    Thanks!
     
  4. StuartRB
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    A most excellent site.
     
  5. rfnk
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    This looks like a great little boat to use as a second tender for a yacht. What are they like in quite rough water really? I also think your website is excellent - instructions and photos are so clear!
     
  6. GymBob
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    Very stable, very dry, on plane they skim over rough stuff. Glad you like the site.
     
  7. JFH
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    Nice Work. Gotta love that southern talent!

    JFH ,,...Canada
     
  8. thudpucker
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    GymBob you ought to be ashamed of yourself telling him a Piroque would skim over the rough stuff.
    He's in Australia. Rough water is Mode 0' day for him.
    A Piroque is for polling around in a protected marsh.
    Once you really feel the Macho Mariner in your self image, you can try to stand up in a Piroque. Standing in a Piroque is a little like trying to stand on a Beach ball.

    rfnk you wouldnt want to take a Piroque out in open water like you have.
    One wave, a foot high or so and your whole Piroque is full of water.
    They are a pole boat for Marsh work. Wonderful for that.
     
  9. Ilan Voyager
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    what a rough statement!

    The so called pirogues in Louisiana are flat bottom boats very close to Great Banks doris and other work boats. They are very able little boats, very stable (yes you can stand up in these boats) and as I have built and owned one I can say a such boat skims over waves if kept light, and I have used my boat in pretty rough spots of Brittany in France. Also it's very easy to make it unsinkable at the expense of loss of inside volume.

    May be your answer comes from the "misuse" of the word pirogue by the Louisianans. A true pirogue is very narrow, round bottomed boat, often monoxyle like the river boats in Brazil or Africa. Not very stable, very low freeboard and not made for jumping waves.
     
  10. GymBob
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    I assumed he was talking about the other type of boat on my website, the lake skiff. I don't think anyone would use a pirogue as a tender for a yacht.
     
  11. thudpucker
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    You should do well with that CC skiff. It certainly looks good at your site.
     
  12. JEM
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    Nice work...both web and boats.
     
  13. thudpucker
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    By the way, what Glues do you recomend on your skiff?
     
  14. Oyster
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    Oyster Senior Member

    Thats a nice site and nice workmanship on all your products. Its interesting how the same words carry a different meaning across the globe though. An honest mistake for sure....kinda like when people use ribs for side frames and some people's mind is incorrect.
     

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