beekeeper

TU Member
  • Content count

    35
  • Joined

  • Last visited

Community Reputation

2 Neutral

About beekeeper

  • Rank
    Member
  • Birthday 10/06/1949
  1. Hand Built Boats

    Punt / River Boat beekeeper
  2. Hand Built Boats

    Thanks. I don't know why one set of pictures remain. Photobucket has deleted all of mine (and others) and will not post them unless you upgrade to $$$ plan. I have not found a new free site to use. When I do I may try to repost some of the pictures. beekeeper
  3. Hand Built Boats

    No formal plans. Mostly "by hand and eye". Sometimes I make sketches and record the measurements I think I need/want, and reference them as I build. When I can remember what the scribbling is suppose to mean. I like different and they usually don't sell plans for that. beekeeper
  4. Hand Built Boats

    Ogeechee River Boat Boat is finished except for the rear seat. I will do that after I determine the best location. Bottom coating is granite powder, Rockite, and graphite mixed with epoxy resign. Hard and smooth. beekeeper
  5. Hand Built Boats

    Thanks for the compliment, and sorry for the mud. I will try again if you want me to . beekeeper
  6. Hand Built Boats

    They may help some, but the sides' shape and flare are determined by the angle of the chine logs and the shape of the floor. The pictures don't show the sides well, but they are of lapestrake design. This creates a very ridged panel . Combined with the tumblehome top part of the sides, a very stiff and stable shape is formed. The gunnels may act more as a "top rail" protecting the edge of the side and defecting water splashed or dripped onto the top panel of the sides. Hope I have not confused. beekeeper
  7. Hand Built Boats

    Another pirogue. Lapstreak sides. Cedar picket fence boards.
  8. Hand Built Boats

    Another pirogue:
  9. Hand Built Boats

    Thanks guys for the compliments. This is a new boat seat I just completed. Hope it is ok to post it here. beekeeper
  10. Hand Built Boats

    This is why I build boats! My son said he liked it and it met all our goals we set for it. Now all we need to do now is catch some more fish. beekeeper
  11. Hand Built Boats

    Thanks Ben. I try hard and it means a lot when someone likes them. I have some friends that are real boat artist so I don't think I am at their level. I have tried to post a link to their work but no luck. For works of art do a search for Keith's Pirogues, Denham Springs, Louisiana. beekeeper
  12. Hand Built Boats

    Thanks Bob. The last boat is short and wide for a pirogue. Best I remember it is about 11.5' X 30" in the floor. It was made to be a through in the truck, stable fishing boat. The others are more standard size pirogues. 14' to 15' long X 24" to 26" wide in the floor. beekeeper
  13. Hand Built Boats

    I have been away from this site for a while. These are some more boats I have built. A cedar/cypress strip pirogue: I was reminded, that I had not built my granddaughter a boat. So ... She liked it: Mine: For My son: beekeeper
  14. Grandson's Boat

    Sorry guys for not replying to the new post and thanks for the compliments. The wood is coated with epoxy resign and toped with 4 or 5 coats of marine varnish for a gloss finish and uv protection. I have built several boats since, that are probably "better" but his one is special and may be my favorite. beekeeper
  15. My Winter Canoe Project

    Very nice! What kind of plywood? What weight cloth? Beam width? I'm asking because my strip pirogue weighs 54lbs., and I was wondering what the differance may be. Great job the natural finish looks great. beekeeper