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  1. beekeeper

    Hand Built Boats

    My "Chaland"
  2. beekeeper

    Hand Built Boats

    Trying to post pictures of the boats Photobucked deleted. May not be in same order as originals.
  3. beekeeper

    Hand Built Boats

    Punt / River Boat beekeeper
  4. beekeeper

    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
  5. beekeeper

    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
  6. beekeeper

    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
  7. beekeeper

    Hand Built Boats

    Thanks for the compliment, and sorry for the mud. I will try again if you want me to . beekeeper
  8. beekeeper

    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
  9. beekeeper

    Hand Built Boats

    Another pirogue. Lapstreak sides. Cedar picket fence boards.
  10. beekeeper

    Hand Built Boats

    Another pirogue:
  11. beekeeper

    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
  12. beekeeper

    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
  13. beekeeper

    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
  14. beekeeper

    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
  15. beekeeper

    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