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    Default umiak

    hey
    my name is oyster
    i am a boataholic
    i made a umiak, but can not post pictures.
    if anybody would like to see photos let me know and i will email them

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    Cool!
    So did I, as well I shall again this winter, as the second should be better~~LOL!!~~

    Get a photobucket.com account, load the picture there, like the e-mail, then copy and paste the URL to your posts here. Good luck!
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    Hey stranger,
    I did manage to get one photo on my profile page.
    Mine is 25' long.
    Been on local lakes,Fairbanks to be nenana, and eagle to circle.
    I have had 3 daughters,2 son in laws,8 grand kids, my wife and I In it all at one time.
    What a hoot!
    Would love to see photos of yours and hear more about it.
    My winter project is a 20' cedar strip freighter canoe.
    Strongback,forms,bow stem,transom done.
    2 strips on each side glued and tacked to forms.
    I am not to handy with cyber doo doo but will try to get a photo bucket account.
    Thanks


    What a hoot!

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    Oyster,

    I saw your boat in your profile; beautiful! Looks like a lot of work went into that one. What did you skin it with?

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    thanks mike,
    that was my first skin on frame boat and i had no plans so it took a little longer than it should.
    all in all i feel that construction method is faster than welded aluminum,stitch and glue or cedar strip.
    a few details; red cedar keel,stringers,gunwales,thwarts,seats.
    yellow cedar bow stem,stern post,head boards,ribs and pegs.
    white oak false keel.
    the skin is 14 oz ballistic nylon with a two part polyurethane finish.
    thank you.

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    Default great looking craft

    When you come to a fork in the trail, take it!

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    thanks alaska canoe,
    she is very fast.
    and with 3 inches of rocker quite nimble.
    her name is tootega.
    thank you

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    Quote Originally Posted by oyster View Post
    thanks alaska canoe,
    she is very fast.
    and with 3 inches of rocker quite nimble.
    her name is tootega.
    thank you
    An Inuit name; how appropriate! How did you think of it?

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    http://s1212.photobucket.com/albums/cc450/oyster9/
    i got a photobucket account.
    this should be a link to build photos if i did not screw it up.
    thanks

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    hey mike,
    i was researching umiaks on the web and found a inuit dictionary.
    ok time to go glue a few strips on the freighter.
    thanks

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    Very cool build, thanks for sharing!!!
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    your welcome stid,
    of the boats i have built this one is by far the most satisfying both building and paddling.
    thanks

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    Beautiful boat Oyster. I like that A lot!

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    Very Nice Oyster,

    Curious, what's the approx. weight of that rig?
    Looks really good with all those folks in there, ready to, "Haul Gear"
    Ten Hours in that little raft off the AK peninsula, blowin' NW 60, in November.... "the Power of Life and Death is in the Tongue," and Yes, God is Good !

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    hey kodiak,
    two people can carry it
    i do not think it goes 250 lbs.
    but anybody that helps me carry it swears it will go a ton!!!
    thank you

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    thanks budman,

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    Quote Originally Posted by oyster View Post
    i do not think it goes 250 lbs.
    Nice work. You're lighter than my 19 foot squareback canoe.

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    hey familyman,
    you will not find anybody lousier at;
    ranging distance,
    judging wind,
    reading water,
    bringing enough gas,
    and especially guessing weight than me!
    other than that man i am down right handy!!!!
    hah i joke
    thank you

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    Default darned oyster...

    Darn you oyster..... you hit me (well) like that at a time that I cannot rep ya..... too soon. I'll remember and catch ya when I can. Again, Great craft you've got there!

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