Ants Uiga
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Material Suggestions for Oarlock Bushings
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Does anyone have experience with different materials to use as oarlock bushings?My Ray's dory has a bushing within a block of wood for an oarlock.  I don't know what material it is made from.McMaster…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Shawn Baker Nov 18.

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.

 

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Shawn Baker replied to Ants Uiga's discussion Material Suggestions for Oarlock Bushings
"I like bronze on bronze.  You'll never replace them.If you're fishing, UHMW is probably quieter.But I'm a whitewater guy and not a fisherman, so I'll stick to metal. :)"
Nov 18
Ants Uiga replied to Ants Uiga's discussion Material Suggestions for Oarlock Bushings
"It seems UHMW gets good reviews. If blocks were an option, that would be the obvious choice.  I am modifying an outrigger setup where I am adding oars to a canoe.  The rowing outrigger for the oarlocks is being used to increase height…"
Nov 4
Ants Uiga replied to oscar ballantyne's discussion Wooden Gunwales
"From the picture, the hull looks like an interesting restoration.  For what they are worth, here's a few comments. A fiberglass hull without gunwales or other supports changes shape quickly.  If you can find any original specs, use…"
Nov 4
Jonathan Clarke replied to Ants Uiga's discussion Material Suggestions for Oarlock Bushings
"I have thirteen years of use on mine, which are UHMW. "
Nov 4
David Witton replied to Ants Uiga's discussion Material Suggestions for Oarlock Bushings
"After 4 years, my blocks of UHMW are holding up well. "
Nov 4
Bennett Yarbrough replied to Ants Uiga's discussion Material Suggestions for Oarlock Bushings
"My bronze “flange bearings” from grainger work great. They’re oil impregnated and seem to hold up well. They’re really bushings but they list them as bearings. Cost I think 10 dollars or so for a set"
Nov 3
Ants Uiga replied to Ants Uiga's discussion Material Suggestions for Oarlock Bushings
"David at Ray's Dories provided a similar response on the use of UMHW bushing.  However, current practices include solid blocks (no bushings) of either hardwood or UMHW. Ants"
Nov 3
Guy Fredrickson replied to Ants Uiga's discussion Material Suggestions for Oarlock Bushings
"Ultra high molecular weight (UHMW) plastic. It’s used by Hyde Drift Boats. McMaster sells it too. "
Nov 2
Ants Uiga replied to Andrew Luttrell's discussion Hairline Cracks in Hull
"Andrew, there are no generalized fixes that work in all cases.  The post said some corrective action was already taken. My comments may be off due to the limited information to base the comments. Step 1 would be to review your build…"
Oct 27
Ants Uiga replied to Andrew Luttrell's discussion Hairline Cracks in Hull
"It looks to me like the wood is checking, usually due to not being well sealed.  Nothing the easiest photo to make comments with.  Stress cracks usually occur in fiberglass laminates due to flexing that breaks a portion of the laminate…"
Oct 27
Ants Uiga commented on John Homer's photo
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"I didn't recall Pat II, so I checked the FLBM website.  The PatII, at 39 feet, is an impressive launch.  It will grand when she is floating again.  One topic on interest was an early inboard/outboard setup.  I thought my 58…"
Sep 5
Ants Uiga replied to dave's discussion 1840 british cutter designed by pete culler
"The Wooden Boat Magazine forum is an excellent place to get comments on sailboats. As to the singlehanded aspects of any size boat - it depends on the skipper.  If you know you can sail the boat alone, then there is no need to ask the…"
Sep 1
Ants Uiga replied to Peter Honsberger's discussion Question - side patch
"The general practice when cutting out plywood (or fiberglass) patches is to use a joint that is more scary flint than butt joint.  A scarf joint provides much more area for the new and Los material to bond.  For scarf joints, a 1:12 ratio…"
Aug 31
Ants Uiga replied to dave's discussion 1840 british cutter designed by pete culler
"Of course!  But, questions pertaining to wooden drift boats get more informed responses."
Aug 31
Ants Uiga commented on John Homer's photo
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"These are distinctive boat designs.  I last saw them when the boating museum was sharing space at the Curtiss Wright Museum.  Glad to see them again."
Aug 31
Ants Uiga replied to Gregg Maddock's discussion Drift boating in New England
"I moved to CA in 1977, so my local experience is far from current.  To update myself, I googled VT drift boat fly fishing.  Quite a few guides are offering the services. A good idea from the West is spreading over the decades.  The…"
May 29

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Bodfish, CA
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It is too much fun messing around with boats!
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Ray's 12 footer, plus others

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