RE: [bolger] Re: seizing rope onto double paddle for Payson Pirogue
I did launch my Payson Pirogue last weekend, and I was very happy with her.
I've taken lots of pictures of her construction and launch, and even took a
short video of me paddling her for the first time. I haven't had time yet
to assemble things into nice web page, but hope to within the next week. My
web site is "mgalvin.com/boatbuilding." I've posted stuff there about
building a Nymph and a Junebug, some pictures of Phil Bolger's old
Resolution, a visit to Dynamite Payson's shop, and building oars for my
Junebug. Nothing there about my Payson Pirogue, yet.
I ended up using Turk's head knots on the paddles as drip rings. The Turk's
heads were not hard to tie, do seem to work well, and look salty, to boot.
After using the Pirogue, as Bolger suggested, without a seat and footrests,
I'd like to try a seat to see if it adds comfort and efficiency. I wanted
to try building a wooden seat according to plans in Mark Pettingill's book
on building "Sweat Dream", a canoe he designed much like the Pirogue. I am
running out of good weather here in Michigan, so I instead decided to order
a commercially made seat from a company called "Surf to Summit," what they
call a "Tech Molded Kayak Seat with Pack," for $88.
From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of
Sent: Wednesday, September 10, 2008 8:42 PM
Subject: [bolger] Re: seizing rope onto double paddle for Payson Pirogue
I've been out of town and just now getting back and uploading a picture of
the spray skirt
and seat. I'd like to see your Canoe but can't seem to find your web site.
> I would love to see a picture of your Pirogue and skirt. I've taken lotsof
> photos of the construction of my Pirogue and will organize them into apage
> on my website, soon. The paint is curing on my boat as I type. I expect to[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
> launch her Sunday.
> Michael Galvin