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DGentry
04-16-2009, 05:56 PM
The sun came out and it got warm, so we launched the Wee Lassie on the raging N fork of the Shenandoah River today. And took some pics.

So here they are.

Oh, and the boat paddles great! Err, I mean super-awesome, of course. Even if it didn't float I still think it makes a good wall hanging - now it's going to do both!

Dave Gentry

Ahahahahaha is me laughing like a giddy schoolgirl, btw.

Also, I always wear a life jacket. Always. Except that the water here was only thigh deep, max, and I wasn't alone, etc. Still . . . .

Please ignore the plastic paddle.

Questions and comments still welcome!

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w117/alias1719/WeeLassielaunched007.jpg

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w117/alias1719/WeeLassielaunched030.jpg

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w117/alias1719/WeeLassielaunched033.jpg

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w117/alias1719/WeeLassielaunched040.jpg

DGentry
04-16-2009, 05:59 PM
And here's a kinda "artsy" pic of my uncle, Steve, paddling her. He's 6'3". And leaning a bit to port.

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w117/alias1719/WeeLassielaunched020.jpg

hokiefan
04-16-2009, 06:04 PM
Really cool... I like it.:)

Good job,

Bobby

switters
04-16-2009, 06:10 PM
That looks so cool, any giddy school girl mannerisms must be forgiven for the launching of such a neat canoe.

2MeterTroll
04-16-2009, 07:53 PM
good job sir.

cybulski
04-16-2009, 08:53 PM
man! thats neat.

johngsandusky
04-17-2009, 07:39 AM
Launch day is best of all isn't it? :)

alkorn
04-17-2009, 11:48 AM
DGentry:

Beautiful boat!

Your info shows Bellingham, WA, as your home. How is it that you're paddling in the North Fork of the Shenandoah?

PaulC
04-17-2009, 07:36 PM
a) Wow!
b) Do you find that the film fogs up from the humidity very much?
c) How much/how far can you see below?

Oh, and Wow!

kazeai1969
04-17-2009, 07:45 PM
Sweet ride man!

DGentry
04-18-2009, 04:20 PM
Thanks again, everyone!

Just got home from a 10 mile long float down class 1, with 15-18 sections of shallow class 2. The boat is very agile and I was able to dodge most every rock, though she shipped plenty of water in the larger wave trains. All in all, she's a real success, esp considering this is technically a "flat water only" boat.

The skin does not fog up at all, being an open boat. The transparent kayak I had would fog up after an hour or so of paddling, though.
I can see as well below me as if I had on a dive mask - the limit is water clarity.

Alkorn, I'm spending the winter is relatively warm, sunny and dry Virginia, rather than the ever cold, gray and rainy Bellingham. I'm headed back in a week or so, though.

Cheers!
Dave

Woxbox
04-18-2009, 06:53 PM
Fantastic boat. Next step, clear lexan framing so that it looks like you're paddling with no boat at all. :D

BBSebens
04-19-2009, 12:01 AM
I'm spending the winter is relatively warm, sunny and dry Virginia, rather than the ever cold, gray and rainy Bellingham. I'm headed back in a week or so, though.

One of those people huh? Lol.

BobW
04-19-2009, 12:24 AM
Wow! That is Impressive!

Thanks for the pics.

Bob

WX
04-19-2009, 01:38 AM
Looks good Dave, though I have to admit I find it slightly disturbing, just seeing the framing...cool though:D

The Bigfella
04-19-2009, 02:11 AM
Absolutely fabulous

Captain Intrepid
04-19-2009, 02:18 AM
Absolutely wonderful! Though the clear skin does mean you have to wear pants while paddling, shame eh?

ShagRock
04-19-2009, 02:32 AM
Super nice! Great piece of workmanship!

Ed Armstrong
04-20-2009, 11:30 AM
Very very nice!