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#10872405 - 05/25/15 11:31 PM 14' pirogue (canoe) Denton/Little Elm area
Tony from Oak Point Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 01/23/05
Posts: 2120
Loc: DFW, Texas
I built this boat out of all weather plywood, heavy fiberglass tape, and marine epoxy about 13 years ago. Today I tested it to make sure it floats and is water tight. The boat weighs about 56lbs. The max passenger capacity is conservatively about 300lbs. With this type of boat you sit on the bottom like a kayak to keep your center of gravity low, i.e. a styrofoam boogie board or similar "seat". I usually had pool noodles along the thwart/crossbeams. If you want it I'm throwing in an simple life preserver. I assume no liability and I'm offering the boat as is for use in calm, warm, protected waters.








Edited by Tony from Oak Point (05/26/15 12:32 AM)

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#10872410 - 05/25/15 11:40 PM Re: 14' pirogue (canoe) Denton/Little Elm area [Re: Tony from Oak Point]
Tony from Oak Point Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 01/23/05
Posts: 2120
Loc: DFW, Texas
Some more info...

The good:

14' boat is fairly fast. Less windage and lighter than most canoes. Can bring your dog or a smaller person with you. Can stand up in calm water if you are nimble. Very shallow draft, i.e. can skim along in 2 or 3 inches of water. There is some rocker to it(not perfectly flat) so it does okay in a mild current. The air chambers add some safety and storage. Ropes on each end and the thwarts make it easier to carry and to tie down.

The bad:

The boat is NOT meant to be a big water / open water boat. Calm bays, creeks, lazy rivers is what this boat is for. If you cannot safely swim back from where you are boating this is not the boat for you. If you lean to one side too much it will flood much like a canoe. I assume no liability for this boat. It is a homemade boat meant for casual use in calm, warm, protected water.

The pirogue flat hull doesn't perform as well as a more complex hull. When paddling fast, i.e. 4 or 5 mph, the hull tends to "dig" to one side or the other. By paddling on the side that the boat is listing to you can help keep the boat on track but personally I like a more complex hull design most of the time.

The ugly:

Nothing fancy here. White house paint or white spray paint is used as "sunscreen" to keep the epoxy from getting weakened by UV rays. I haven't painted the boat in awhile and it's no looker. You could paint it camo, etc, if you want. The wood is coated with epoxy which makes is mostly water proof. The boat has aged. Epoxy and fiberglass can be used to repair small cracks or holes although there are none now. I'm not sure if the boat has a month, a year, or 10 years left?

The price:

Free to the first person who PMs me with a current user name with more than 100 posts on the TFF total or more than 10 posts combined in either the kayak or bank fishing sections of the forum. I'm only counting posts older than 5/26/2015. Work keeps me rather busy so I may not get back to you that quickly.



Edited by Tony from Oak Point (05/26/15 12:15 AM)

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#10872781 - 05/26/15 09:35 AM Re: 14' pirogue (canoe) Denton/Little Elm area [Re: Tony from Oak Point]
JJ4MEL Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 01/21/09
Posts: 959
Loc: McKinney, TX
Great deal for someone trying to get started or likes to fish the local ponds. This will get you off the banks.

You the man Tony!

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#10882269 - 05/29/15 08:54 PM Re: 14' pirogue (canoe) Denton/Little Elm area [Re: Tony from Oak Point]
Boatswains Mate Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 05/29/15
Posts: 2
Tony,

I just sent you a PM.

Dave Kershaw
"Boatswains Mate"

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#10882960 - 05/30/15 08:21 AM Re: 14' pirogue (canoe) Denton/Little Elm area [Re: Tony from Oak Point]
Boatswains Mate Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 05/29/15
Posts: 2
Thanks Tony!!!

I have sent you another PM.

Dave

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#10883591 - 05/30/15 01:14 PM Re: 14' pirogue (canoe) Denton/Little Elm area [Re: Tony from Oak Point]
Tony from Oak Point Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 01/23/05
Posts: 2120
Loc: DFW, Texas
You're welcome. It is nice to give the boat a new home.

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