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swamp girl complete

Post by sawdusty » Sat Oct 18, 2008 9:07 am

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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Post by jem » Sat Oct 18, 2008 9:36 am

Fixed your picture links.

She looks might purty!!! :D
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Post by hairymick » Sat Oct 18, 2008 4:22 pm

Heya Sawdusty,

Good job mate!! :D

I am sure you are going to love this boat. 8) :D
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Post by jheger » Sat Oct 18, 2008 5:00 pm

Sawdusty,

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

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weight

Post by sawdustysneeze » Sat Oct 18, 2008 6:22 pm

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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Post by Jimmy W » Sat Oct 18, 2008 8:53 pm

That is a good looking boat.

Jimmy

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Post by craiggamesh » Sat Oct 18, 2008 10:44 pm

Thats a beautiful boat. I love the detail on the deck.
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Post by olsnappa » Sun Oct 19, 2008 1:04 am

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

Post by Kayak Jack » Sun Oct 19, 2008 4:57 pm

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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thanks!

Post by sawdustysneeze » Sun Oct 19, 2008 8:22 pm

Thanks for all the kind words.

Kayak Jack, I'm in Kalamazoo.

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