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I started the camo paint job on my canoe with stencils I made of swamp grass and cat tails. I painstakingly drew the outlines of the grass on posterboard and cut them out with an exactoknife. It took about an hour and a half to make the two stencils.
As you can see, I put a base coat of flat green then used the first stencil to get the grass pattern applied. The stencil was taped to the side of the canoe and I was waiting for the paint to dry before moving it over and painting more grass.
I had an audience, Martha and George, my landlord's two friendly turkeys. I walked over to my truck to get new tape and turned my back for 30 seconds. I saw Martha running across the yard with my stencil in her mouth. I chased her to no avail. She set it down and tore it into three pieces!
Can't trust friendly turkeys I reckon! I made a new stencil and will attempt this again tomorrow.



As you can see, George has returned to scene of last night's crime!

 

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final flight said:
never understood why people paint the outside of their boats when it will never been seen when in the water !!!!!!
I needed to prove to myself I could do what Realtree and MossyOak does for a lot less money. Besides, the outside of my canoe is quite glossy.
 

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final flight said:
never understood why people paint the outside of their boats when it will never been seen when in the water !!!!!!
That's so the fish don't see the boat and spook the birds when they frantically swim out from under the boat.
 

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Boatman said:
final flight said:
never understood why people paint the outside of their boats when it will never been seen when in the water !!!!!!
That's so the fish don't see the boat and spook the birds when they frantically swim out from under the boat.
 

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Don't forget the beavers, otters and muskrats either.
 

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Updated Picture of Camo Paint Progress

 
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