Adam Mendel
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Help Restoring 1996 Homebuilt
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I've been lurking around here for years, but its time to make a post!  I bought this cool homebuilt boat from the builder's widow a few years ago.  Its a bit of a strange bird, very narrow with low…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Adam Mendel on Wednesday.

 

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Adam Mendel replied to Adam Mendel's discussion Help Restoring 1996 Homebuilt
"Thanks guys!  Since I originally posted this I took the boat out on the Deschutes.  She floats and rows great, but the gunnels are low and I'm not.  Its not the most comfortable boat I've ever rowed so im actually leaning…"
Wednesday
Bennett Yarbrough replied to Adam Mendel's discussion Help Restoring 1996 Homebuilt
"Makes sense.  Maybe first replace the gunnels with something a little more substantial.  Add in spacer blocks to set the inner gunnel inboard a little to create a truss around the shear like Mckenzies and most whitewater dories do. …"
Wednesday
Rick Newman replied to Adam Mendel's discussion Help Restoring 1996 Homebuilt
"The physics of the situation requires a material that resists forces applied in tension, such as a rock trying to push through the bottom of the boat. Adam mentioned that the bottom of his boat was too flexible. An oil-canning bottom will waste…"
Tuesday
Bennett Yarbrough replied to Adam Mendel's discussion Help Restoring 1996 Homebuilt
"why not just clean up the bottom and laminate a piece of 1/4 inch ply to it? Layer of biax over that and call it good?"
May 13
Adam Mendel replied to Adam Mendel's discussion Help Restoring 1996 Homebuilt
"Anybody?  I'm leaning towards a layer or 2 of glass on the bottom and a false floor or some other form of reinforcement inside"
May 12

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