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 Post subject: swamp girl complete
PostPosted: Sat Oct 18, 2008 9:07 am 
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Hi All,

I started this build quite some time ago. Things were going pretty well with the exception of a few challenges that ended up working out. But when I ran out of epoxy and time I strapped the boat up against the ceiling of my garage and proceeded to ignore it for over a year. A few weeks ago I decided it was time to get it done and do some fall smallmouth fishing out of it. I must say that I'm very happy with how it turned out and how it handles in the water. I even have landed a few fish already with here. Here are a few pictures.



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Hopefully I did that right.

Happy paddling and good fishing!!


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 18, 2008 9:36 am 
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Fixed your picture links.

She looks might purty!!! :D

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Heya Sawdusty,

Good job mate!! :D

I am sure you are going to love this boat. 8) :D

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 Post subject: swamp girl
PostPosted: Sat Oct 18, 2008 5:00 pm 
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Sawdusty,

Great looking boat, is she the 16 foot one? What do you think she weights?
Thanks


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 Post subject: weight
PostPosted: Sat Oct 18, 2008 6:22 pm 
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I was a little surprised to find that she weights about 55 lbs. But I guess fiberglassing the inside and all the thickened epoxy I had to use to fix my mistakes added up :oops: Ash gunnels, seat and decks helped add some weight too. I can still move it around pretty easy though.

Forgot to mention this earlier, but I stood up in it and was comfortable enough to make quite a few casts. Then I thought, hmm, what if I get hammered :shock: set the hook like a :twisted: and fall into this cold Michigan water. I better sit back down on this nice comfortable rope seat I made. :lol:


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That is a good looking boat.

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Thats a beautiful boat. I love the detail on the deck.

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Very nice looking boat, sawdusty. Great detail......and she looks like a real fish-taker...!! :D

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 Post subject: Re: weight
PostPosted: Sun Oct 19, 2008 4:57 pm 
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sawdustysneeze wrote:
... and fall into this cold Michigan water. I better sit back down on this nice comfortable rope seat I made. :lol:
What part of Michigan are you in? I'm in the East Lansing area.

I like the wide caned area on that seat. Some have way too small a caned area and leave paddlers sitting on the edges of a seat hole that is uncomfortable.

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 Post subject: thanks!
PostPosted: Sun Oct 19, 2008 8:22 pm 
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Thanks for all the kind words.

Kayak Jack, I'm in Kalamazoo.


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