Bennett Yarbrough
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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 erik heiden's discussion how long for epoxy cure before floating?
"Hell worst case just throw a couple space heaters in the shop and keep it in the 80s. My boat in a warehouse in the Georgia summer would kick off slow Raka in no time. It’d be hard as a rock in a few hours in 85-95 degree temps"
Jun 5
Bennett Yarbrough replied to Patrick Hayes's discussion Rod storage help.
"It doesn’t really help if you’ve got a finished boat but when I first started building I pictured doing flats boat style rod tubes in the number 9 frame and tucking them up under the deck. I think it’d be possible with 1 inch…"
Jun 5
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. …"
May 15
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
Bennett Yarbrough replied to Kirk Miller's discussion To knot the end of your anchor rope or not to knot. That is the question.
"I don’t have more than 80 bucks in an anchor and rope. I’d rather burn that 80 bucks then lose my boat or anyone’s life.  I had to ditch an anchor once just because I simply couldn’t get it back. That cut the fishing…"
May 11
Bennett Yarbrough replied to Thomas Hood's discussion Boot Holes
"I didn’t do any cut outs but my floor boards stop at the 6 frame. I’m 6 feet tall and put my feet on the 6 frame when getting after it. Seat is higher than recommended at 16 3/4. I have the tall regal oarlocks with the spacers"
Apr 10
Bennett Yarbrough replied to Richard Sutherland's discussion Oh Boy! Here we go again. Salvage restoration.
"I was kind of joking. It would be pretty cool if you could squeeze oil into a boat though"
Mar 29
Bennett Yarbrough replied to Richard Sutherland's discussion Oh Boy! Here we go again. Salvage restoration.
"Get a new bottom on then see if you can vacuum bag oil into everything else.  you know, for science. this'll be a good one to watch"
Mar 29
Bennett Yarbrough replied to Dusty's discussion First build
"Looks good dusty"
Mar 24
Bennett Yarbrough replied to David Jensen's discussion Woodies on the Rogue
"Just watched it. Man I’ve got to bring my boat out west."
Mar 13
Bennett Yarbrough replied to Phillip Westendorf's discussion Frame Strength Comparisons
"to add to the discussion on frame joints I'll point out Brad Dimock just does a regular full lap with only two bolts holding it all together. No glue involved.  I think he said he does it specifically for replacing frames after a…"
Feb 19
Bennett Yarbrough replied to JC Smith's discussion Trailer springs
"Yep, if you can find 750s I’d go with those. But 1000 lbers seem to work well"
Feb 10
Bennett Yarbrough replied to Jim Hill's discussion Larch
"No experience with it, but the stats on wood database say it’s about the same just a little more dense and a little less prone to movement. I substituted cypress and so far a year in there doesn’t seem to be any problems.  I did…"
Jan 27
Bennett Yarbrough replied to Shawn Baker's discussion Whitewater Dory build in Montana (was: Fir vs Meranti dory floor)
"Gotcha so is it curved on the bottom? Or flat where it meets the floor?"
Dec 20, 2018
Bennett Yarbrough replied to Shawn Baker's discussion Whitewater Dory build in Montana (was: Fir vs Meranti dory floor)
"Nice Shawn! Can we get more pics of the transom clamp up? It makes it look a lot simpler than I would've originally thought. "
Dec 20, 2018
Bennett Yarbrough replied to Dusty's discussion First build
"You can just mask the plywood off and run a bead of thickened epoxy where the frame goes. To keep things tidy I would run neat epoxy on the edge of each frame and let dry in advance.  I did wet on wet there and was glad I masked everything.…"
Nov 22, 2018

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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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