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    Wren on the water photos

    Just got these last night. I have been able to get out and paddle Wren a few times but never had anyone with me with a camera. I meet David last night over at Short Creek in our State park. This is my new favorite place to paddle!

    We saw bald eagle (not that rare anymore), an Osprey. A couple of old eagle nests. Tons of Blue Herons and 8 (white) Egrets. They were reintroduced a few years ago so they are not too common yet. And the usual cast of fish, muskrats, kingfishers etc.

    High point was David has his camera. I finally got to see my boat on the water!!

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    It's funny how it looks so different on the water! The things that bugged me on the bench look different on the water. It actually looks like I wanted in these photos.
    God grant me the senility to forget the people I never liked anyway,
    the good fortune to run into the ones I do,
    and the eyesight to tell the difference.


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    Very cool. I assume you stayed dry? That little craft looks as though it could really move with very little motivation. Really nice work!
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    Well except for the funny looking guy in the hat............

    Looks great!

    I did not realize the difference in deck height in front of you, compared to just behind you was so big, for whatever reason I missed that in the build photos.

    Looks really nice, and I agree, should slice through the water well.

    Cheers!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuart Ablett View Post
    Well except for the funny looking guy in the hat............
    I love that hat! Yea it is goofy looking but I am old enough I don't care. It keeps the sun off my face and neck. No RedNeck sunburn for me! I just don't wear it in public. Wife doesn't like me mowing grass in it though. Neighbors might see me.
    God grant me the senility to forget the people I never liked anyway,
    the good fortune to run into the ones I do,
    and the eyesight to tell the difference.


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    Outstanding !

    Man, that's a beauty! Looks great in the water. How does it paddle ? Fast ? Maneuverable? I don't remember if you have a skeg or not. And that looks like a beautiful place to paddle.

    I was out last evening on the Hudson river near Coeymans, NY with our ADK Tuesday Paddlers group and we saw a bald eagle also.

    Enjoy the Wren !!
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    Congrats on the completion of it. It looks like alot of fun and reminds me of summer camp in the finger lake area.

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    Good to see Wren out in the open, where it belongs. Nice to see it finished.

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    Yeah, I was gonna ask who the old grey haired gut with the funny hat was, too. Think you might want to update your avatar one of these years.

    That IS one sweet lookin boat. A strip canoe is on my round tuit list. One of these days.
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    Jeff,

    That is really, really cool. We build stuff for other people all the time, so it's nice to see someone build something for himself!

    Only one question: it looks fast, but is it sturdy enough to repel a gator attack?

    Thanks,

    Bill

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry Palmer View Post
    Yeah, I was gonna ask who the old grey haired gut with the funny hat was, too. Think you might want to update your avatar one of these years.
    Hey! my avatar is just a few months old.

    I do have a lot of gray, it just doesn't show unless the light hits it just right. Obviously it hit it perfect yesterday!

    It's funny, I will lean over for something and when I do often the light will highlight my gray and people are like "I didn't know you were gray!".
    God grant me the senility to forget the people I never liked anyway,
    the good fortune to run into the ones I do,
    and the eyesight to tell the difference.


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