Build a pirogue

Discussion in 'Boating' started by catsmith1, Apr 23, 2007.

  1. catsmith1

    catsmith1 New Member

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    I had planned on building a boat before my next deployment but I believe I am going to do a trial run on a pirogue. I am going to use some "chinese blueprints" off a buddy of mine's but build it stitch and glue instead of tack and glue. I want to try the process before going big.

    I can get two sheets of 1/4 and two 8 foot clear 2x2 and get started.

    Anybody ever built a pirogue?
     
  2. Mark J

    Mark J New Member

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    If you build it stitch and glue whats the 2x2 for?
     

  3. catsmith1

    catsmith1 New Member

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    The design I am going off of has three ribs in it. If I glassed the botton and epoxy the inside would I need the ribs? I will have three thin runners on the bottom to help it track. I am looking at 12' with a 36" bottom at the middle.

    It will be based loosely after the following:

    http://www.unclejohns.com/boat/default.htm

    I will not be using the front or back pieces.
     
  4. Mark J

    Mark J New Member

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    I would build per plan. Converting one method to another is tricky.
    If it were me I'd download a free set of plans for a canoe. Pirougues arent real stable.
     
  5. catsmith1

    catsmith1 New Member

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    I have had more luck getting wet in a canoe my self.:lol::embarassed:

    I may make two. One like they say first and then try the stitch and glue.

    One for me and one for my daughter.