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Tar Devil
08-02-2008, 07:22 PM
Learning the ropes...

http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff298/TarDevil/Boats/Ez%20Canoe/Laurens%20First%20Ride/100_0509-1.jpg

http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff298/TarDevil/Boats/Ez%20Canoe/Laurens%20First%20Ride/100_0503-1.jpg

http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff298/TarDevil/Boats/Ez%20Canoe/Laurens%20First%20Ride/100_0506.jpg

Tar Devil
08-02-2008, 07:23 PM
Giving her dog a ride...

http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff298/TarDevil/Boats/Ez%20Canoe/Laurens%20First%20Ride/100_0513-2.jpg

http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff298/TarDevil/Boats/Ez%20Canoe/Laurens%20First%20Ride/100_0523-1.jpg

http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff298/TarDevil/Boats/Ez%20Canoe/Laurens%20First%20Ride/100_0517.jpg

http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff298/TarDevil/Boats/Ez%20Canoe/Laurens%20First%20Ride/100_0521.jpg

http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff298/TarDevil/Boats/Ez%20Canoe/Laurens%20First%20Ride/100_0512-1.jpg

Hwyl
08-02-2008, 07:34 PM
Beautiful, the boat's not bad either

JimD
08-02-2008, 10:46 PM
I think they got the hang of it.:)

seanz
08-02-2008, 11:20 PM
http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff298/TarDevil/Boats/Ez%20Canoe/Laurens%20First%20Ride/100_0523-1.jpg



That's such a peaceful looking picture. It's now my 'wallpaper'.....:cool:
Won't last long though, there's a constant battle between boats and LOLcats on this computer.
:rolleyes:
:D

Tar Devil
08-03-2008, 12:51 AM
This is my current wallpaper...

http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff298/TarDevil/Boats/Ez%20Canoe/Laurens%20First%20Ride/100_0514.jpg

Lew Barrett
08-03-2008, 12:55 AM
Wow! Just wow. She's gorgeous! What a beautiful young woman, and what an enchanting scene! You did yourself proud, Phil.

Paul Pless
08-03-2008, 07:32 AM
So, Phil, looks like you'll be building yourself another pirogue, eh?:D

bamamick
08-03-2008, 07:32 AM
Wow, that's hot! lol. What I mean by that is when I look at that picture I can just imagine how hot it was on that river. Yesterday driving back from Montgomery it was a consistant 98-100 until we got down by the coast again.


Great photos, Phil. I can just imagine the pride that you feel when you look at them. Thank you very much for sharing them with all us.

Mickey Lake

Tar Devil
08-03-2008, 11:40 AM
So, Phil, looks like you'll be building yourself another pirogue, eh?:D

I'm hoping she'll build one with me!

Concordia...41
08-03-2008, 03:04 PM
Good job - all the way around!

- M

pipefitter
08-03-2008, 06:11 PM
Ok, NOW I see where all the gray hair comes from.
The boat looks superb in that setting. I imagine that this little project of yours just keeps on giving in light of these photos. You must be pretty happy with the whole process. Congratulations yet again. Next I hope to see some pictures of fish along with the boat as well. Good luck and thanks for sharing a great project.

LLaver
08-04-2008, 08:57 AM
Now your just showing off :)

I hope mine grow up to love boats

Lee

paladin
08-04-2008, 09:34 AM
I thought pirogies were those noodly things with cheese and taters in the middle......

Tar Devil
08-04-2008, 11:26 AM
I thought pirogies were those noodly things with cheese and taters in the middle......

... which I didn't know until I worked in Pittsburgh for 4 years! :D

Tar Devil
08-04-2008, 11:42 AM
Phil,

Have you found footbraces (or the crutch tip stick footrest) unnecessary?

I don't see any in the pics of you or Lauren. Just wondering - I thought it might be more comfortable with the footrest.

I agree with the others - looks like a great day!

I hadn't devised a foot rest by launch, and I'm wondering now if it would make much difference. I haven't found that I need it for any reason... maybe my back would feel a little better. But the main mission (supposedly) is fishing, and the less I clutter the interior, the better it'll accomplish it's mission. I just keep using it as is for the time being.

David G
08-05-2008, 12:44 AM
The Nerve of Some People!!

Has a boat professionally built. Goes out and hires a gorgeous young model to show it off... then claims the both of them as his own. Hrrrmph ;)

Canoez
08-05-2008, 07:08 AM
Phil, - there are a few options for the footrest. One is a piece of dowel (large diameter to keep it comfy...) that has a piece of rope at either end tied to your seat. It’s adjustable by how much rope you use.

The other option would be to put a small piece of wood running fore and aft with a series of holes spaced about an inch apart. A foot-rest with a slot running through it that fits over the first piece of wood and a pin coming down through the middle of the slot would let you adjust it well. Don’t forget that you want the foot-rest to have slight angle on it (~15° or so) to make it comfortable.

Commercial foot rests are good (like for kayaks), but wouldn’t look right on that boat.

With the foot-rest you’ll get more work out of each stroke and your lower back will thank you after a long day. DAMHIKT :rolleyes:

outofthenorm
08-05-2008, 08:42 AM
The Nerve of Some People!!

Has a boat professionally built. Goes out and hires a gorgeous young model to show it off... then claims the both of them as his own. Hrrrmph ;)

That's probably not even a real dog. ;)

David G
08-05-2008, 09:38 AM
That's probably not even a real dog. ;)

Beautifully trained professional dog-model, I'm bettin' :p

Tar Devil
08-05-2008, 11:53 PM
then claims the both of them as his own. Hrrrmph ;)

Yeah, well I claim her... not sure she still claims me!

Ethan
08-06-2008, 06:51 PM
Yeah, well I claim her... not sure she still claims me!

Ah, teenagers....ain't they grand? ;):D

My nephew made a smart arsed crack a few weeks ago about "good looking girls aren't into...wood boats...". Damn kid's 15 and thinks he knows it all. Sure glad I wasn't ever like that!;)

Great job Tar!

Phillip Allen
08-06-2008, 06:55 PM
the foot rest wouldn't help me...I gotta have my knees below my hips or it kills me...no kayaking for me or any other event where I must sit as shown above

J. Dillon
08-08-2008, 04:35 PM
Nice images Phil . So glad ya got the pirogue in commission. The daughter shots are great, keeper images for sure ... also the dog too.

Did ya catch any fish yet ? How about standing up and casting ? I still haven't tried that yet.

Hope to get my granddaughter in mine soon. She's age 11. Never paddled any sort of craft but is a great swimmer, so I expect she will do OK. Next week I'll know.

I hope you post images of you casting.

JD

Tar Devil
08-08-2008, 08:44 PM
Nice images Phil . So glad ya got the pirogue in commission. The daughter shots are great, keeper images for sure ... also the dog too.

Did ya catch any fish yet ? How about standing up and casting ? I still haven't tried that yet.

Hope to get my granddaughter in mine soon. She's age 11. Never paddled any sort of craft but is a great swimmer, so I expect she will do OK. Next week I'll know.

I hope you post images of you casting.

JD

Went out this morning before work...

http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff298/TarDevil/Boats/Ez%20Canoe/Fishing%20in%20EZ%20Canoe/100_0567-1.jpg

http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff298/TarDevil/Boats/Ez%20Canoe/Fishing%20in%20EZ%20Canoe/100_0568.jpg

That's the 4th or 5th caught by either me or my son. This morning I also tried it with a singe paddle... she handled great. Tracks straight as an arrow.

The day I took the photos of Lauren and her dog was her first time paddling anything. Took to it like a duck!!

Tried standing up once... I went swimming!:D Might try it again sometime when I don't have fishing gear on board. It wiggley!!:)

I do love the boat

J. Dillon
08-08-2008, 08:50 PM
Well Phil, I guess that ends my ideas of standing up in mine. I agree it sure is a great little boat. I hope more folks here get inspired to build one. :D

JD

Tar Devil
08-08-2008, 08:55 PM
Well Phil, I guess that ends my ideas of standing up in mine. I agree it sure is a great little boat. I hope more folks here get inspired to build one. :D

JD
See where hokiefan is building one?

Canoe build (http://www.woodenboat.com/forum/showthread.php?t=76779)