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    Default Duckpunting, northern New England

    Mostly because there can never be too many threads on this forum depicting small wooden boats being actively used and loved.......



    A message from Mrs. Mumbles to passers by on the highway who might be wondering........




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    And a few screen grabs from Go Pro clips:










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    Thanks for that. Much needed boost up.

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    Default Re: Duckpunting, northern New England

    Where were you?

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    Default Re: Duckpunting, northern New England

    Hanging your feet off the lee rail.... were you getting ready to punt some ducks?

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    Default Re: Duckpunting, northern New England

    Gareth, it's Dead Creek, in Addison County a few miles east of Lake Champlain. JPatrick, the ducks had it coming......
    actually, duck punting is a bit like windsurfing lying down, or maybe simultaneously walking a tightrope while you juggle.....keeping the chines engaged is key, and draping a foot or two over the lee rail is a way to trim the thing efficiently while looking nonchalant....

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    The whole thing is somewhat masochistic.

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    In a happy way.....

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    Default Re: Duckpunting, northern New England

    Quote Originally Posted by callsign222 View Post
    The whole thing is somewhat masochistic.
    But fun looking!

    -Trevor

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    You know what I like about these boats? They are all about the same speed and capabilities even with different weights and builds so it's easy to put together a fleet with a bunch of friends and have a good time self-flagellating ourselves. Even Dan Noye's New England Special Dory-Punt which is 4' shorter and built from actual timber goes the same speed and fits right in with the other punt (it may even point higher too).

    So far in Northern New England we have four punts. Who else is going to join?

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    Default Re: Duckpunting, northern New England

    I you are going to lay about like that whilst punting you may as well be comfortable……..


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    The ethafoam floorpad is pretty lux, but now you've got me thinking a nice velveteen neck bolster would be the bomb......hmmmm....


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    Ok, I admit, looks fun!
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    Default Re: Duckpunting, northern New England

    Quote Originally Posted by John hartmann View Post
    The ethafoam floorpad is pretty lux, but now you've got me thinking a nice velveteen neck bolster would be the bomb......hmmmm....
    Thanks, nice pics & video.

    Dylan Winter has an adjustable backrest-on-a-rope in his punt. You can see it in some of his videos; they are fun, too.

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    Default Re: Duckpunting, northern New England

    Great new thread, wish it was North East England rather than Northern New England ��

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    Default Re: Duckpunting, northern New England

    With what appears to be little or no wind, those things scoot right along.
    I was born on a wooden boat that I built myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by callsign222 View Post
    You know what I like about these boats? They are all about the same speed and capabilities even with different weights and builds so it's easy to put together a fleet with a bunch of friends and have a good time self-flagellating ourselves. Even Dan Noye's New England Special Dory-Punt which is 4' shorter and built from actual timber goes the same speed and fits right in with the other punt (it may even point higher too).

    So far in Northern New England we have four punts. Who else is going to join?
    does the duck punt crew have plans for labor day weekend? how about a trip to Gloucester for the Schooner Races and some serious messing about in the Annisquam, Essex, and Ipswich salt marshes?

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