Andy Pruitt Heisler
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Inside sheer rail repair
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Started this discussion. Last reply by David Witton Aug 1.

Strongback and instructions
3 Replies

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike Baker May 21.

Car and Boat Show

Started Aug 28, 2014

 

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David Witton replied to Andy Pruitt Heisler's discussion Inside sheer rail repair
"Gunwale (pronounced "gunnel") is defined as "the upper edge of a boat's side". It defines the sheer line of the boat, and on dories consists of an inwale and and outwale. So yes, sheer rail and gunwale describe the same…"
Aug 1
Andy Pruitt Heisler replied to Andy Pruitt Heisler's discussion Inside sheer rail repair
"This is a really helpful picture Kurt.  Thank you!"
Jul 30
Andy Pruitt Heisler replied to Andy Pruitt Heisler's discussion Inside sheer rail repair
"Thank you David!  Are "Inner Gunwale" and "Inner Sheer Rail" different names for the same thing?  I read "sheer rail" on plans in the Drift Boats and River Dories book.  But maybe I was looking at the…"
Jul 30
David Witton replied to Andy Pruitt Heisler's discussion Inside sheer rail repair
"White oak or ash. Kurt's suggestion is right on (as usual) and will add a bit of strength to that area. I'd add blocks to both sides. "
Jul 28
Andy Pruitt Heisler replied to Andy Pruitt Heisler's discussion Inside sheer rail repair
"Thank you Kurt! That’s really helpful. I can’t wait to get on the water!"
Jul 26
Kurt Selisch replied to Andy Pruitt Heisler's discussion Inside sheer rail repair
"Hate to butt in here, but in case David is away from the computer awhile. White oak is the typical material. I might also recommend installing transom wedge blocks that fit between the hull panel and inside handrail or inwhale. This will support the…"
Jul 26
Andy Pruitt Heisler replied to Andy Pruitt Heisler's discussion Inside sheer rail repair
"Thank you David. If I replace it, what kind of wood do you recommend?"
Jul 25
David Witton replied to Andy Pruitt Heisler's discussion Inside sheer rail repair
"Seems like to do a decent job, you'd want to scarf the missing piece on - that means removing the existing piece. At that point, it might be simpler to install a new inwale (inner gunwale)"
Jul 25
Andy Pruitt Heisler replied to Andy Pruitt Heisler's discussion Inside sheer rail repair
Jul 24
Mike Baker replied to Andy Pruitt Heisler's discussion Strongback and instructions
"Thanx Gregg!"
May 21
David Witton replied to Andy Pruitt Heisler's discussion Strongback and instructions
"I'd recommend getting a copy of Roger Fletcher's book "Drift Boats and River Dories". There are also several good, detailed assembly blogs on this site. One is here."
May 21
Gregg Maddock replied to Andy Pruitt Heisler's discussion Strongback and instructions
"You do not need a strong back but I would recommend getting some instructions. I’ve got plans from Mike Baker, Don Hill, Ray’s and Tatman.  Mike Baker hands down has the best instruction and plans.  He is on this site. Gregg"
May 20
Paul W Reynolds left a comment for Andy Pruitt Heisler
"Are you still looking for a boat?  I might have one for ya if your still looking.  Let me know. Paul"
Aug 13, 2012
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Apr 27, 2012
Andy Pruitt Heisler is now a member of Wooden Boat People
Jul 11, 2009

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At 2:35pm on August 13, 2012, Paul W Reynolds said…

Are you still looking for a boat?  I might have one for ya if your still looking.  Let me know.

Paul

 
 
 

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