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By ojdidit
#1372573
Dogpaddlin wrote:oj

Beautiful boat! Is it cedar?


Thank you.

No, this boat is all redwood. The white is the sapwood and dark is the heartwood. My second boat I have started is redwood on the hull and on the deck I have gone with cedar. I was able to find some great colors of cedar and had some ideas for designs on the deck.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/kayakbuild/
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By ojdidit
#1383283
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Had to get one more boat picture in. I'm in the little strip built one on the left....ignore the other two boats :lol:
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By preacher
#1387130
My very first build . . . 13' pirogue.
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My Bumble Bee . . . 16' pirogue w/yak decks and hatches.
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My baby bubba's Honey Bee . . . 12 1/2' pirogue w/yak decks and hatches.
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My next project (soon I hope) . . . 15' JEM Craft Cape Fear SOT.
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Not gonna show my tupper-ware :mrgreen:
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By Harold Ray
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I have really enjoyed all of these pictures, the discussion, thoughts and explanations. You all are special people who do beautiful woodwork; not everyone can accomplish that.

Thanks for posting great images of what you are doing!

Ray
By Dogpaddlin
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Here is the Brazos River Fishing Rocket (Gerald's design) built as a wedding gift for my best friend. It is 16' X 24" and fast :D

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By Harold Ray
#1395434
Here is the Brazos River Fishing Rocket (Gerald's design)


That is a beautiful boat, spare and sleek! You say its Gerald's design; did he build it or did you? Whoever did did a wonderful job it appears to me.

Ray
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By Night Wing
#1396532
Dogpaddlin wrote:Here is the Brazos River Fishing Rocket (Gerald's design) built as a wedding gift for my best friend. It is 16' X 24" and fast :D

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That is a fine, fine looking boat! :D Another great design by Gerald. 8)
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By Mullet Key
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Here's a few for ya!
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By Shaun
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Hey everyone. I just got in to kayaking about a month ago. I've never thought about making my own. You guys are some kind of awesome craftsman. This is art!!! Great thread. I'm really enjoying this. :clap:
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By DarrellS
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Shaun,
Glad to see you on TKF. Building a boat is not hard it is just time consuming. A lot of guys get into boat building because they want features unavailable in plastic boats. Other just think they look cool. If you decide to build one just jump in with both feet and get after it. There are a lot of people on this forum who are more than happy to help out any way possible.
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By TexasZeke
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AyJay wrote:Image

Jem Sabalo 15' x 28", ~24-26" at loaded waterline. 80lb fully rigged.


a truly beautiful boat. all your hard work paid off and you should be proud.
great job

kevin
By Dogpaddlin
#1476108
That really is a sharp looking boat! I am sorry I could not hang around at the Bash and study it a little more. Since you are in Spring, maybe we can get together and soak some bait at some point.
By RealBigReel
#1490788
GAR
14' by 30" wide. Hull weight is under 50 lbs.
Coolers front and rear.
Mirage pedal drive. (made 7 MPH)
4 rod holders. This was designed as a fishing machine.
Ready to go fishing.

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Started the build 4/29/10. Have caught over 60 fish from this kayak by 7/12/10.
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By Pogo
#1490801
RBR, what are the chances you can bring that baby to the Mess-A-Bash one week from now? You ought to, I'm pretty darn sure you'd be a hit.....

http://mysite.verizon.net/ngc704/TKBB_Messabout/

It's admittedly not exactly my style and all, but after studying your post I get more impressed by the minute, actually. Now I wonder what are you gonna do for anchors, if anything?

Very cool, and congrats on the launching! :D
By RealBigReel
#1491126
Pogo wrote:RBR, what are the chances you can bring that baby to the Mess-A-Bash one week from now? You ought to, I'm pretty darn sure you'd be a hit.....

http://mysite.verizon.net/ngc704/TKBB_Messabout/

It's admittedly not exactly my style and all, but after studying your post I get more impressed by the minute, actually. Now I wonder what are you gonna do for anchors, if anything?

Very cool, and congrats on the launching! :D



Sorry I work weekends.

I rarely anchor but I have a line from the nose back if I wanted to use it or I can side anchor off of the numerous holes in the rail (gunwale).

My favorite kind of fishing is kayak trolling. This machine is perfect for it. But it will work just fine in rivers too. Very shallow draft.
By texray
#1514568
And I was just recently bemoaning the fact that there are no craftsmen left in this country. Great looking bunch of boats, my faith is restored! I may have to get my woodworking stuff out of the storage place.
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By DarrellS
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BBW 1626 SRCHR

view from rear:
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View from front:
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Put four pad eyes on the back deck to tie larger stuff down with:
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