Finally started - Boat shelves and Pirogue

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Falcn
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Joined: Sat Sep 10, 2011 7:06 am
Type of boat I like: Solo open canoe

Re: Finally started - Boat shelves and Pirogue

Post by Falcn » Mon Oct 10, 2011 7:09 am

Thats looking really nice. Very clean lines. Good work.

goanywhere
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Joined: Wed Mar 30, 2011 7:20 am
Type of boat I like: Fishing SOTs.
Location: Adelaide, South Australia.

Re: Finally started - Boat shelves and Pirogue

Post by goanywhere » Mon Oct 10, 2011 6:01 pm

Looks very nice and clean Earvin. That didn't take long once you got your teeth into it.
My psychologist reckons I need lots of fishin' therapy!

Earvin
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Joined: Tue May 20, 2008 8:44 am
Type of boat I like: Okwata.
Location: Cundletown, NSW, Australia

Re: Finally started - Boat shelves and Pirogue

Post by Earvin » Mon Oct 10, 2011 11:39 pm

It has a few imperfections, and is a simple build but I am really happy with it. It is a perfect starting build. When I started I had no idea what I was doing but I have learnt heaps and am keen to get to something a bit more complicated now. First the Merrimac and then .... :D. Some of the builds on here are very inspiring.
Simon

"It is better to travel well than to arrive".

goanywhere
Posts: 374
Joined: Wed Mar 30, 2011 7:20 am
Type of boat I like: Fishing SOTs.
Location: Adelaide, South Australia.

Re: Finally started - Boat shelves and Pirogue

Post by goanywhere » Mon Oct 10, 2011 11:49 pm

I think I took a big step in choosing the Sabalo first up. I could have chosen a simpler build but I wanted to build my ideal fishing yak and I was willing to take the risk. I did build a couple of outrigger pontoons as a learning project, which was an essential first project. Without doing that I shudder to think what mistakes I might have made.

As it is looking, it is turning out quite well but has a few imperfections as you say. I think it will still look quite good and hopefully all the faults are just cosmetic, and it will function as it should. If I get to build another kayak I will do a much better job second time around. :)
My psychologist reckons I need lots of fishin' therapy!

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