Bob bryan
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heat or sand?
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Years back I changed the bottom on my 17 1/2 Tatman from UHMW to glass/epoxy with graphite. I used fiberglass cloth with one layer of kelvar. Never did like it near as much as the UHMW. Now I am…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jonathan Clarke Nov 16, 2023.

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I have a bit of refinishing on the inside of my new/used 14 foot stained and varnished Tatman . I have been thru this before on other drift boats and simply sanded. However as a commercial fisherman…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by AJ DeRosa Apr 13, 2015.

new boat
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I wasnt really looking for a new boat to buy but couldnt pass this up. I drove down to salem yesterday & picked up a 14' tatman  for $675 with no trailer but 3 oars, has a dirks anchor system,…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rick Newman Feb 17, 2015.

homemade plywood
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I just recently scored a bunch of clear & cvg fir, hondurus mahogany & some clear cedar.My son in law is a carpenter & seems to run into a lot of old fir stock which is probably mostly…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike Baker Feb 12, 2015.


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Jonathan Clarke replied to Bob bryan's discussion heat or sand?
"I removed CoatIt epoxy coating.  A heat gun and scraping worked best.  Don't know about removing Kevlar cloth.  I suspect sanding would be necessary."
Nov 16, 2023
Bennett Yarbrough replied to Bob bryan's discussion heat or sand?
"I tried sanding my bottom when I first started the graphite coats and had one layer not lay out as smooth as I’d wanted. I quickly abandoned the idea and just kept coating over it. Sanding all the epoxy off the bottom of your boat will be a…"
Nov 9, 2023
Bob bryan replied to William F. Dodson's discussion Hardware Nomenclature
"I have always added 1x4s on the bottom of the floorboards attached so they lock them from slipping fore&aft.  So say usually on the aft end of the center board sits up against a rib under rowers seat then I put the1x4 crossways up against…"
Nov 2, 2023

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About Me:
Former steelhead guide, trapper, commercial fisherman, I have lived on the N fork stilly 30+ years
Boats I own:
17' tatman guide 10' homemade stitch &glue pram, 4 or 5 others

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