June 30 at 3:29pm
Getting aggravated at site-been attempting to attach pics(useless right now)and instead of wasting time attempting,in vain,to attach pics will give narrative,instead!!Getting close to Teal Season and knowing what I know about how crazy busy my Consultant Schedule typically gets just prior to Teal Season,I decided to get a jump on some of the work needed on one of my fleet of three Chapman pirogues.Got one from 1981,probably one of their very first and she has gone through two sets on gunwales,now on third set and newer one,2002 era,needed upgrade as her original cypress gunwales getting weaker by the day and not worth risking damaging perfectly fine Chapman by NOT replacing gunwales and got neat set of thick vinyl gunwales from Steve Geraci,owner and resident of Slidell-makes it easy for those of us not wanting to make the haul to Chalmette.Newest Chapman is about year old got her at last season's Delta Waterfowl Banquet,NShore Chapter and she has the nice and thick vinyl gunwales,bullet-proof,in my estimation.Got newer Chapman ready for installation of vinyl gunwales and also got her sanded and painted interior and exterior with duck boat green,Crescent Color,Mandeville store has great oil-based paint that is extremely durable!Can't wait to scout for teal an turns out decent amount of teal seem to hang around not that far from some sight-casting redfish spots!!Wish I could attach pics but does NOT seem to be allowing me,even went to Google Chrome as my browser,to NO avail!!