October 22, 2018 at 11:32am
Got an ole Chapman pirogue,possibly one of first ones crafted by Ron Chapman,and I replaced the rotted cypress gunwales about 23 years ago,fashioned out of 2 by 4 pressure-treated and cut down to size a tad thicker than original(Steve Geraci,shop foreman,commented on how well-built my second gunwales were)and the second ones finally bit the dust and my older son and I built these and I actually ran outta marine 5200 adhesive before I could finish!!Take a look and these are gonna last another 20 years,I will be about 80,hope to still be duck hunting by then!!Want to completely repaint her with duck boat green and camo-stencil her-use her for very stable and mobile duck blind(put about 20 giant palmetto branches around her).Hope them big ducks start showing up and have heard from Lacombe buddy that the doggone blue wings are out in full force vs very few in teal season!!