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Cypress Pirogue

Everyone from Louisiana seems to remember that cypress pirogue boat Pawpaw kept in his barn. Cypress pirogues have since become a relic of the past. Pirogues are flat bottom boats designed to paddle shallow swamps and marshes. Most of them were built out of necessity, so special attention was paid to materials and craftsmanship to ensure a long lasting product. Modern polymers have allowed quality and craftsmanship to be replaced by speed and convenience. This combination usually equates to an inferior product. Unfortunately, the craft of building a Cypress Pirogue is becoming a dying profession. The goal of this book to preserve that art by providing clear plans on how to build a quality Cypress Pirogue that can be cherished, and passed down for generations. For more information on cypress pirogues visit www.PoretsPirogues.com

Design Specs

Designer: 
Nicholas Poret
Year of Design: 
19th century
LOA: 
13.5
Beam: 
34"
Draft: 
6" fully loaded
Displacement: 
~1100lbs
Materials: 
Wood
Propulsion: 
Paddle
Skill Level to Build: 
Beginner
Available as: 
Complete Plans
Cost: 
19.99
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