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Old 03-28-2011, 03:07 PM
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Doug Ashy lumber in Lafayette has the plywood you are looking for. They have a yard in Breaux Bridge that is a little closer.
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Old 04-02-2011, 04:43 AM
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Before I could call them, someone on Bayou Bucks answered an old classified add looking for a pirogue and well $50 later I have one. I do need to do some glassing though. I figure when I get used to the pirogue, I will build one. Tim
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Old 10-09-2011, 04:48 AM
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hello, awesome build. I live in biloxi, ms and often go to the barrier islands and need something like this to get into inlets, small bays, tide pools etc to get to the redfish. i have a few questions for you. Have you weighed your 1-man or 2-man pirogues yet? im wondering how much they way as i am wanting to build the lightest 1-man pirogue i can, but still carry say a small cooler or bait bucket with me. Also, im a little confused on the cuts you maide on the side pieces. I see where you went 3" down on the bottom of the sides to add rocker, but did you also go 3" down on the top cut to match the contour of the bottom.Do the side pieces look like |) or )) if turned on end when cut out. Basically is there two curved cuts goin from bow to stern or only one curved cut along the bottom? Thank you much and i do plan on building one of these before the spring.
my first posting so i might not get this correct. any way i'm in biloxi and building some of these also. this was a great set of postings. i know they are older but i enjoyed them very much. tx
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Old 12-16-2011, 12:26 AM
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I am wanting to build a pirogue and i am slightly confused by one part of your description. Is the widest part of the pirogue(which is the joint of the two sheets of plywood) the front or the back of the pirogue? Thanks for your help and answers.
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Old 06-30-2012, 12:42 PM
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Originally Posted by youu_whoo_whoo View Post
I am wanting to build a pirogue and i am slightly confused by one part of your description. Is the widest part of the pirogue(which is the joint of the two sheets of plywood) the front or the back of the pirogue? Thanks for your help and answers.

When used with two people, the widest end will be the front. Reason is to give more lift to the bow. Now if one person is much bigger, just swap around.
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Old 06-30-2012, 12:50 PM
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Been some time I looked at this thread. Anyone used these plans? If so, please post a picture of your build.
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Old 10-22-2012, 06:25 AM
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Nice write up you have here.

I may build one in the winter time with my son (he's 8) and wet test it in Bayou LaFourche and if not Bayou Lafourch my Uncle -In-Law has a nice 2' deep pond in Gheens that I could try it out in.

Most people around here who do boat building go through Robichaux Lumber for their materials as they have been supplying boat builders for quite some time.
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Old 10-24-2012, 02:26 AM
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Been some time from the last time I posted in this thread.

So, anybody built one?
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Old 12-21-2012, 08:40 AM
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Originally Posted by prockvoan View Post
Been some time from the last time I posted in this thread.

So, anybody built one?
Hi! Mike Horton here. Just joined because I am getting myself revved up to build a pirogue of some description after the 1st of the year and really like what you've posted!

More later - being called to lunch!

I have found that Condon Lumber in White Plains, NY (real close to me) has 1/4" marine ply in 10 ft lengths and also has some cypress boards 14 ft X 1" rough that they could plane down and dress up any way I wanted it.

My thought is that maybe I ought to build one or two out of fir and less expensive material before launching into working with the expensive cypress.

Also, I can't see any real advantage to the 10' ply since would still have to do a joint somewhere in the overall length...stuff costs about $108 per sheet.

What I am looking for is a lightweight, 2 person paddling craft just for puttering around on one of the quiet Catskill lakes where we have a nice little vacation place.

Have a 12' aluminum jon boat and elec trolling motor - but it is not really all that much fun and paddles with difficulty and does not row much better. I want something that just slips along easily under paddle power like the old cypress boats that we always left sunk in the lake and drug out when we wanted to use them!

Any thought will be appreciated!

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Old 08-14-2013, 09:23 AM
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Th OP's health was failing when I last heard...anyone have any news?
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Old 08-17-2013, 08:59 PM
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Th OP's health was failing when I last heard...anyone have any news?
Last I saw that he posted was back in june based on his history. He had posted back in april in the gulf coast section that he wasnt doing very good and they were talking about hospice care. If you ask down in the gulf coast forum I know there are a lot of guys that know him there.
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Old 07-19-2014, 08:28 PM
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Just a real quick post to show off my Canadian Pirogue. It'll be on the water around Algonquin Park in Ontario very soon. My sincere thanks to Prockvoan for such an excellent and detailed post, it made building mine easier and fun. Hope your feeling better.



Here is a series of blog posts to show off my build, also fiberglass sucks to work with. Blog here ----> http://goo.gl/c0K6YK
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Old 01-15-2016, 08:20 AM
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Built a nesting pair of pirogues from the plans provided, boats turned out great. So I wanted to thank the OP for taking the time to make the post.
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Old 02-15-2016, 06:46 PM
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I hope the op is still around so I can thank him for posting how to make a pirogue.
Decided last fall that I needed to build one and found this post. I made mistakes but never claimed to be a carpenter. It does float and handles good. It should get me places that I couldn't get to in my flat bottom boat last fall because of low water.
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Old 02-18-2016, 05:36 PM
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Great job and thanks for sharing!!!! I built one also and it was a lot of fun. Biggest reward is my boys using it to duck hunt here in Louisiana
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Old 03-13-2016, 01:44 AM
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Well folks, I'm still hanging in there. Great to see some people built. Thanks for posting your pictures.
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Old 03-13-2016, 08:05 PM
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Paul, Looks like you were up really early. Glad to see you are doing well, or at least ok. I drove thru there during hunting season and wanted to stop to visit but I was with someone else in their car so it didn't work out. Next time for sure.
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Old 12-15-2016, 08:35 AM
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This is a sweet thread. I need to build a couple.
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Old 05-10-2017, 07:35 AM
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This is a sweet thread. I need to build a couple.
This thread has been in my favorites for several years. Sunday afternoon I brought some wood home. I took these pictures night before last. The stems are together now. Hopefully can get a little more done this week.

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Old 08-19-2017, 05:37 PM
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Hi!
I hope you're still active on this site. I had a question about the battons. You said "The angle slop will point towards the center. That is a must! "

I'm not quite sure if I am understanding this. So there are 4 sides of the battons and one side is cut at an angle. Is the angle on the bottom of the boat, facing up, against the side for facing the center of the boat? If is on the bottom does that mean the shorter end of the batton is on the side and the longer end toward the center or vice versa? Thanks for taking your time to read and answer this.

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