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 Dusty's discussion First build
"Hell yeah! Good job Dusty!"
Mar 8
Bennett Yarbrough replied to Dusty's discussion First build
"That’s a great idea. I tried the female barrel bolt and go so frustrated I gave up on the idea. Flash forward to me at the ramp trying to fish my anchor line through the frame holes cussing my past self for screwing my floor boards down."
Feb 9
Bennett Yarbrough replied to Stephan Fowler's discussion Oar Locks too long and sloppy
"I bought the regal extra tall oar locks to have some adjustability. They come with delrin spacers for this very reason. NRS sells a spring and washer kit as well, exactly as you’re describing. I’d just go get some plastic sleeves from…"
Jan 2
Bennett Yarbrough replied to Derrick Compton's discussion Epoxy and Varnish Project
"Hey Shawn I put side trays in my boat and wouldn’t do without them. They keep everything up off the floor and really clean up the boat.  looks great Derrick!"
Dec 30, 2021
Bennett Yarbrough replied to Kyle Hryniw's discussion Building my first Drift Boat - 16' Double-Ender with Transom
"Polysulfide would be good. I used titebond 3 but I am realizing as I type this it probably didn’t even stick because I glassed and painted my sides first haha. Point being I think anything somewhat removable is ideal"
Sep 26, 2021
Bennett Yarbrough replied to Michael S. Gural's discussion help with building don hill 16'
"I guess it depends on the transit method, but I’d probably just sandwich it between some osb if you’re just trailering it somewhere.  Three coats of epoxy seems excessive, one would probably be fine if you’re inclined.…"
Sep 8, 2021
Bennett Yarbrough replied to Kyle Hryniw's discussion Building my first Drift Boat - 16' Double-Ender with Transom
"Hey Kyle, I used 17-19 oz triax on my boat trimmed at the edge not wrapped. I got it from Raka. www.raka.com  they have it listed in a weird way so I’m not sure which it is. I can’t tell if they ship to Canada or not but hopefully…"
Aug 26, 2021
Bennett Yarbrough replied to Michael S. Gural's discussion help with building don hill 16'
"Not a don hill, but a framed boat none the less! What are you wondering so far?"
Jul 21, 2021
Bennett Yarbrough replied to Bodacious Jack's discussion Moving on from Linsead Oil on my Inwales and grab rails for outside storage?
"You can always just mix in varnish with the oil"
Jun 21, 2021
Bennett Yarbrough replied to Colin Giegerich's discussion Introduction and some questions
"With you being in flagstaff and with covid finally getting under control id contact Brad dimock at fretwaterlines.com I’d say he’s got everything you need to know right there in town. Maybe cost a bottle of tequila. That’d probably…"
May 1, 2021
Bennett Yarbrough replied to Dusty's discussion First build
"Looks great!"
Apr 22, 2021
Bennett Yarbrough replied to Dusty's discussion First build
"No problem that’s how Mike Baker told me to do it"
Apr 13, 2021
Bennett Yarbrough replied to Dusty's discussion First build
"Yes, get two pieces of 1 1/2 angle iron to clamp against either side of the frame. Then sand or plane the frame down to those edges. That’ll make the inside frame bevel equal to the angle of the curve of the hull at that station."
Apr 11, 2021
Bennett Yarbrough replied to JACOB LANG's discussion Splits on gunwale
"I’d probably do new gunnels and something to repair or strengthen the frame. It looks like the ply is cracking as well so depending on how bad that ply is you may have to redo the whole side.  I’d start with the gunnels and maybe…"
Mar 26, 2021
Bennett Yarbrough replied to Bodacious Jack's discussion Boat Weight ?
"My 1754 McKenzie came out at 290 without an interior. I need to weigh it with the side trays and seats in. I’d bet 350... if you’re carrying 1500 lbs what’s an extra 150-200 for a passenger?"
Feb 17, 2021
Bennett Yarbrough replied to Dusty's discussion First build
"Haha thanks dusty. It helps to have a second person but not necessary. Basically you can clamp a straight edge to the gunnel and as you look down from above you can line up your left and right, then another person from the side can make sure…"
Feb 8, 2021

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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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