Made me appreciate my wooden boats

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tx river rat
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Made me appreciate my wooden boats

Post by tx river rat » Wed Jan 11, 2012 10:14 pm

I stopped by a kayak shop today and they had a rigged out hobbie ,sails ,pontoons ,drive unit .
5,700.00 Dollars
Ouch
Love my wood
Ron

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Re: Made me appreciate my wooden boats

Post by makenmend » Thu Jan 12, 2012 10:17 am

had to have one when they 1st came out ( I was still working then ) in 06/07
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Still have it, the only plastic boat I have left.

but she is the genesis for this.

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And yes I love my wooden boats.That hull is doing the Colorado freeze trip this weekend, sorry you couldn't make it Ron, really wanted to see that Northwind (like I need another project right now :roll: )

MM

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Re: Made me appreciate my wooden boats

Post by Oldsparkey » Thu Jan 12, 2012 12:49 pm

Ron....

On the Brazos with you Darrell and Bill if you will remember Bill had his new Kevlar Canoe that he dropped $2,100.00 for and it was considered a second ( scratched ) not the top ( showroom ) that goes for full price.

The Sasquatch ( 14x30 ) that I made , got the kit from Matt back in the dark ages when they were available , and added some more expense to it. Especially that Teflon paint for the bottom along with the primer ( filler ) paint for it. Anyway with the kit and all the rest of the expense I figured the Sasquatch cost me $600.00 for everything to make it the way I did. I did go overboard when making this one since it is the one I plan on having for a long time.
Now Bills Kevlar canoe weighed 32 pounds and the Sasquatch weighs 30 pounds.
As I told Bill , I could make three of my canoes for what his cost and still have beer money left over. :D

The Sasquatch was almost double the price of what I normally can make a boat for , especially a Pirogue. Making a wood boat does have a lot of advantages.
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Re: Made me appreciate my wooden boats

Post by tx river rat » Fri Jan 13, 2012 12:36 pm

Chuck and watching you and Bill paddle they were close in performance.
Ron

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