Ants Uiga
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  • Bodfish, CA
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Rescue Suggestions
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This boating upset occurred on the Upper Kern at about 400 cfs in my local area.  I was simply an observer.As I looked at the pictures, I was wondering how to recover the boat.  My my thought was to…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Shawn Baker Jan 2.

Web Photos - a formerly neglected resource
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Kudos to Randy for the site and all the photo (and comment) contributors. I neglected the photo portion of the site until yesterday - at my loss. Now, I am making up for lost time.The photo 'hook'…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike Thomas Aug 1, 2017.

Oars - what steps to find a sweet spot
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Understanding oars on a drift boat is not easy.In fly fishing, if the rod and reel balance at the front of the grip, rod use is balanced and less effort is needed.In talking with Randy Dersham at the…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rick Newman May 15, 2015.

Trailer Tire Pressure
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My trailer tires wore out much too quickly due to over inflation. My question is what are suggested tire pressures for a light setup. The boat weighs about 170 pounds (12 by 48). The trailer may…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ants Uiga May 3, 2015.

 

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Ants Uiga replied to Peter Honsberger's discussion Would love help identifying this boat
"At one point I was trying to understand why the Don Hill bow was higher.  It seems Hill widened frames to get more flotation for bow end passengers.  Since both sides are cut from a 4 foot width of plywood, the frames change and profile…"
Tuesday
Ants Uiga replied to Peter Honsberger's discussion Would love help identifying this boat
"I am far from being a knowledgable source, but the first profile picture reminds me of a Don Hill boat.  His designs had a distinct rise in the bow that was higher than others.  Since many of the boats were kits or plans, the remaining…"
May 18
Shawn Baker replied to Ants Uiga's discussion Rescue Suggestions
"That's a MASSIVE amount of weight and pressure in the boat. You could as easily rip the bow eye out as recover the boat. Maybe float bags?"
Jan 2
Ants Uiga replied to Charles Schelin's discussion I am looking for a light wood to make oars.
"This thread has wonderful information.  I add information to personal library as I find it.  Now, I have some designs for longer oars.   If Brad gets around to another oar shaping class, I am ready with a set of constant diameter…"
Sep 1, 2019
Ants Uiga replied to Charles Schelin's discussion I am looking for a light wood to make oars.
"The wood choices are pretty broad, but supply is usually the problem. Sitka spruce is a prime choice, but not as easy to find.  When I was at Edensaw woods, there was clear grain wood in Sitka spruce as well as western red cedar.  The…"
Aug 24, 2019

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Hometown:
Bodfish, CA
About Me:
It is too much fun messing around with boats!
Boats I own:
Ray's 12 footer, plus others

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