SwampGirl In progress - FINISHED AND WET

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Post by jem » Mon Aug 18, 2008 9:51 am

Nice!!
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Post by AustinPynes » Mon Aug 18, 2008 10:03 am

Thanks.

She'll be prettier when she is on the water and the fish are biting.
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Post by Kayak Jack » Mon Aug 18, 2008 5:47 pm

Austin,

Did you do anything special to get that pretty red color? Or, is that just blood?
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Post by AustinPynes » Mon Aug 18, 2008 6:00 pm

Actually redder in the picture. I did add a little red tint. It is milder and better in real life.
I saw some in the Woodcraft shop that had a nice deep look to it and thought I would give it a try.

on another note. I think my last sand before varnishing will be tomorrow. Then I will let it set for a few days while I wait for the epoxy to cure. Gives me this weekend to figure out how I want to rig her for fishing. I have a soft seat, paddle, PFD, lines for an anchor trolley (still thinking how I want to set that up, breasthook handles need to be considered along with some storage for my stuff. One thing I might add are some foot braces.
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Post by AustinPynes » Sun Sep 28, 2008 9:36 am

Got her done and went on a shake down cruise.
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Very happy with how she glides on the water and stability.

Can't wait to take her fishing on our rivers.
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Post by Kayak Jack » Sun Sep 28, 2008 10:12 am

Boat looks very nice. And, Brad Pitt looks good in it too. (How much did you have to pay to get a movie star to model your boat?)
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Post by jem » Sun Sep 28, 2008 10:30 am

Nice!

Put that pic in the gallery already.
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Post by Oldsparkey » Sun Sep 28, 2008 11:13 am

One good looking boat and just think ... you made it. Now it will be interesting to see how many fish you can catch when out fishing.
I will bet if you never catch anything you will still have a ball just by being out and about in your boat. :D

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