Hairie's Sasquatch 16.5 (Big Foot)

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Post by Oldsparkey » Fri Mar 14, 2008 8:41 pm

Mick....

Never worry .. NO ONE will be looking at you in such a beautiful canoe. Trust me they will only remember the canoe.

Later down the river , if they meet you then I would say 50 - 50 at the best. Probably 60 - 40 in the canoes favor. :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Post by paddlepup » Fri Mar 14, 2008 9:01 pm

Boat looks great on the water Mick,

I take it you didn't catch any fish or there would have been a couple of "brag" shots included :lol: :lol: . Good looking bit of water too...is there normally that much water is it a result of the recent wet spell :?: :?:
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Post by jem » Fri Mar 14, 2008 9:48 pm

Mick,

You make the boat look.... um..... "rugged".




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Post by Kayak Jack » Thu Mar 20, 2008 12:18 pm

that looks like a proper expedition canoe to take into Canadian backwaters. It will carry the mail for you.
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Post by hairymick » Thu Mar 20, 2008 3:30 pm

G'day guys,

Sorry about the tardy reply here. Been a little pre-occupied.

Chucky, you are absolutely correct mate. A lady who came on this trip with us, reckons the boat is sexy (her words) :shock:

G'day Pup,

No fish mate. With all the recent rain combined with land clearing that has been going on here, the PH level of the water has changed and the fish have shut right down for now. The spillway level was recently raised 2 metres and the lunatics also engaged in massive land clearing all along the banks. (bare earth policy) With the heavy rain, all the top soil has washed into the lake and silted it up terribly. When the silt finally settles to the bottom the lake probably won't hold a drop more water now than it did before they started.
Mick,

You make the boat look.... um..... "rugged
Thanks Matt...................I think :lol:

G'day Jack,

Welcome back mate. and thank you :D

This really is a great boat. She will do everything that I wanted in a tripping canoe, is useful in skinny water, and while I haven't yet tried her in significant chop, I am certain she is more than up to the task.

She is a very big Canadian canoe by Australian standards. I had a look at a fibreglass boat of similar proportions the other day and the thing was at least twice as heavy as Sasquatch. I have paddled boats like these before and hated them, simply because they were such hard work to get to the water and more importantly, back to the car after a long days paddling. No such issues with Sasquatch, simply unload her, easy solo lift onto the shoulder or top of head and off you go. A lot like a very good kayak 8)

Matt,

When you get the time, I would encourage you to consider drawing up a 14 foot version of this boat to add to your allready impressive fleet of canoes.

Still waiting on better piccies of her in the water. My mate has let me down some in this regard.

will post as soon as they get here.
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Post by jem » Thu Mar 20, 2008 4:00 pm

14' version will get there. Couple other tasks to clean up first.
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Post by zeb » Fri Mar 21, 2008 6:35 am

14' version will get there. Couple other tasks to clean up first.
GREAT NEWS 8) 8) 8)
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Post by hairymick » Mon Apr 07, 2008 5:39 pm

OK,

More piccies from this trip have finally arrived. (Thanks Kris) :D



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As I have said, she slips along with a minimum of fuss or effort.

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so much so, that I had no trouble keeping up with one of these,

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I love this boat. So much so that I just can't wait to get her back into the water again. I have no hesitation in recommending Sasquatch to anybody who is considering building a very serious tripping canoe. She is a genuine paddlers boat, capable of covering a lot of miles quickly with a minimum of effort, very stable and comfortable and absolutely silent with no hull slap at all when paddling into small chop. I just don't have enough good words to say about her.

Matt, if any of these piccies are of any use to you, please feel free to use them. :D Hope to get better ones soon. :D :D
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Post by Oldsparkey » Mon Apr 07, 2008 7:52 pm

Mick...

Some great pictures , Now about that guy in the canoe , we will not touch on that subject.
As I said .. Some great pictures of the canoe , she is a winner and the paddler..... He ain't that bad either since Ms.Robin likes him. :lol:

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Honestly ... Mick , Great photos , I really enjoyed them , a beautiful canoe and a happy paddler.
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Post by olsnappa » Mon Apr 07, 2008 8:40 pm

Yep....She's a beauty. You've done a great job on her Mick.
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