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Spray bottle oiling technique

After a wet Georgia summer I had some mildew on my boat. I got around to scrubbing it with peroxide last week and so needed to re oil all the ply and a few ribs. Before I'd use a rag and scrub…Continue

Started Dec 15, 2018

Trailer spring weight
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The trailer I had made for my boat came with 3500 lbs springs.  I knew this was wayyyy too stiff and this week I put on some 2000 lbs springs. For some reason I kept shopping and found 1000 lbs…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Phillip Westendorf Aug 21, 2018.

12 x 48 build?
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So even though my own boat is still incomplete but very fishable, I've been dreaming of maybe building a play boat.  I was thinking of something small, one manned, and decked over.  Tatman boats had…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Eric Loudenslager Jun 10, 2018.

 

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Bennett Yarbrough replied to Steve Jay's discussion Bo's anchor system starting to slip
"I vote for replacing the rope first as well, chalk it up as preventative maintenance I guess.  Cant help you with the question about servicing the release.  I have the Regal release and while it looks good, the peg that keeps the pedal…"
Jul 16
Bennett Yarbrough replied to Bennett Yarbrough's discussion Baker 17x54 build
"What do you mean by that Phil? I’ve been thinking a tip protector may be nice for the last 2 feet or so"
Jul 15
Bennett Yarbrough replied to Bennett Yarbrough's discussion Baker 17x54 build
"Turns out the deck is strong enough to hold a 200 lber no problem. I did add an additional cleat for it on the stem"
Jul 9
Bennett Yarbrough replied to Bennett Yarbrough's discussion Baker 17x54 build
"Only took 3 years to figure it out"
Jul 9
Bennett Yarbrough replied to Bennett Yarbrough's discussion Baker 17x54 build
"haha all to avoid paying 200 dollars for a sheet of 1/4". Took probably 20 hrs.  Next time I'm just buying a sheet of ply and using dave z's method.  I did leave everything glued in as one piece and attached to the boat with…"
Jul 9
Phillip Westendorf replied to Bennett Yarbrough's discussion Baker 17x54 build
"Looks really nice!"
Jul 9
Bennett Yarbrough replied to Bennett Yarbrough's discussion Baker 17x54 build
"Originally I was using epoxy to glue the strips to the ply supports but after a few strips I realized I couldnt reliable weigh about the appropriate ratio without wasting a ton of epoxy.  So I switched to gorilla glue, which means clamping is a…"
Jul 9
Phillip Westendorf replied to Bennett Yarbrough's discussion Baker 17x54 build
"Wow, looking good. Lots of work,eh. pw"
Jul 9
Bennett Yarbrough replied to Bennett Yarbrough's discussion Baker 17x54 build
"So I ripped up a bunch of cypress 1 5/8" x 10 foot strips and started planking/stripping? Originally I was using a compass for marking the bevel for the end pieces but later on I figured out a flat pencil and a block of wood made things way…"
Jul 9
Phillip Westendorf replied to Bennett Yarbrough's discussion Baker 17x54 build
"BY, Might want to consider a floor where rods will be stored. To protect them from jolts ,etc. Maybe Use 1/4” ply about half the width (3-4” wide) with a lip to contain them. The outboard sides can still be used for storage (beer, fly…"
Jul 9
Bennett Yarbrough replied to Bennett Yarbrough's discussion Baker 17x54 build
"Used random scrap to decide on the width of each strip. Ended up deciding on 1 5/8'' as that was the most economical while still clamp-able to the straight ash rail.  Also started on the seat"
Jul 9
Bennett Yarbrough replied to Bennett Yarbrough's discussion Baker 17x54 build
"I just completed my side trays, seat rails today.  Took way longer than I had thought but I like how they turned out. Started with some mock up action Tried to figure out how to hold the rails in place while mocking everything else up, ended…"
Jul 9
Bennett Yarbrough replied to Bennett Yarbrough's discussion Baker 17x54 build
"whew been a while since I updated this"
Jul 9
Bennett Yarbrough replied to Rick Newman's discussion Staying Alive at Home
"What I did over quarantine Lucked into a free motor from a guy who thought the choke plate was screwed and the starter didnt work.  Choke wouldn't quite open up right but a few minutes with a screwdriver and she was good to go.  A few…"
Jul 9
Bennett Yarbrough replied to Phillip Westendorf's discussion Dorf's Wooden Drift Boat
"Here’s how my 4.5 looks"
Jul 9
Bennett Yarbrough replied to Phillip Westendorf's discussion Dorf's Wooden Drift Boat
"Nice Dorf! I agree it looks like the motor needs to be higher. My cav plate is about even with the bottom when the boat is on the trailer. The 4hp is the perfect motor!"
Jul 9

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At 10:38am on January 4, 2017, Mel Buchanan said…
Hey here's my cell 256-343-6908
At 5:10pm on August 4, 2016, Mike Baker said…

Hey Bennett,

Either call 541-410-1048 (not after 7 pm pacific please) or email mike@bakerwooddriftboats.com

At 7:02am on May 12, 2016, Mark Stuberr said…

Bennett,

Sorry this took a while. If you are marking centerline its best to use a string line. I don't snap it I carefully mark under the line then connect the marks with a strait edge. If I am feeling really lazy I borrow the 12' strait edge from my friends upholstery shop and put it on that way. Marking a strait centerline on all four sides of the blank is critical. Have fun and I can't wait to see the finished product!

 
 
 

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