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Building A Priogue

Building my second pirogue, only took 25 hours. Used 5mm luan from home depot and poly resin and fiberglass cloth for waterproofing.

DIY Silnylon

Supplies

2 tubes of 100% clear silicone
1 gallon of Coleman fuel
1 paint roller (foam)
1 paint tray
1 caulk gun
1 knife
1 empty plastic bottle with a secure lid to mix (shake) the silicone and coleman fuel. Adding washers and nuts helps speed up the process.

Step 1)
Empty 1 tube of 100% silicone into your bottle.

Step 2)
Fill bottle up to the 3/4 mark (neck). I like to use a Simply Orange Juice bottle.

Step 3)
Screw on your lid and shake vigorously for about 5 minutes. Adding washers and nuts to your bottle speeds up the process. You want to suspend all the silicone into the coleman fuel.

Step 4)
Once all your silicone is suspended you can start painting. Pour about 1/3 of your bottle into the paint tray. As you run low, add more. The longer you let your mixture sit, the faster it evaporates. So paint fast.

Step 5) Let it dry at least for over night, or maybe even a couple days to make sure all the coleman fuel has evaporated.

DIY Silnylon

DIY Hammock

I Made a camping hammock over the 4th of July weekend.

20 yards of 62″ 100% Taslan Digital Cammo Nylon from Hancock fabrics – $48
4 steel rings from McCoy’s Lumber – $4
100′ of 550 parachute cord – $6
2 1″x 12′ lashing straps from Harbor Freight – $4
4 spools of 100% polyester upholstery thread – $8

best place to find out about hammocks and hammock camping is the hammock forums.

Hammock dimensions: 12ft x 60″

Making your own hammock, Priceless.

(Still need to make the rain fly)..

Kayaking Lake Bastrop – South Shore

On a recent family vacation to the South Shore of Lake Bastrop, we spent most of our time kayaking around the near by coves. Here is a small collection of video.

Launching the Pirogue – South Shore, Lake Bastrop

On a recent family vacation to the South Shore of Lake Bastrop, we spent most of our time kayaking around the near by coves. Here is a small video of my son and I launching my homemade pirogue

Perch fishing in a homemade pirogue – south shore – lake bastrop

During our last family vacation, my son and I did a little perch fishing from my homemade pirogue.

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