I have 5 coats of 50/50 turp and boiled linseed oil applied to the interior of my Keith Steele boat restoration. There are places on the floor and sides of the boat where I applied thickened epoxy as…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by CWarmouth Sep 10, 2018.
Is your sticky mess the oil concoction your placed on top of the epoxy or is the epoxy uncured underneath?
Either way, I'd remove all the oil on those spots with a putty knife and rags. Then clean and sand the epoxy to roughen up so the…"
"Hi Bennett. Thanks for the reply. The epoxied areas are indeed going to be exposed to sun. I'm thinking about hitting those spots with some flat spar varnish. I don't know if that will cure on the sticky epoxy or just make things…"
"Hey Carl the oil obviously wont soak into the epoxied areas. Thus leaving you with a nasty sticky oil residue. Depending on their size and location you may be fine with leaving them bare. I would worry about UV breakdown though if…"
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"Hello Friends. Just thought I'd post an update in case anyone is still interested in this project. It has been a long time since I have made any progress on her. On August 9, 2017 I herniated a disc in my back. The next six week were a living…"
"Absolutely wonderful, Richard. Who would know that is the same boat? I'm sorry that you and I have not gotten together. We live so close to each other.
I can think of a lot places in Idaho where that boat would be perfect. How fun would it be…"
Take a pair of small battons, approx. 3/8 x 3/4 inch (long enough to overlap when in position) and with spring clamps attach one in position at the transom end and the other at the stem end. Mark on the battons a line somewhere where…"
Boise is a great town. We spent a few days out there, last Fall, before running the Middle Fork.
That property that Gary Taylor leased at Big Lost Creek is the Probst property that Ed and I own. My dad and I built those tent platforms and the cook shelter that you guys used to use.
I never see any of those guys, anymore, and I'm not sure any of them are still working the river. Last I heard of CJ, he was working for TWRA.
If you ever get around to running the Middle Fork, I can heartily recommend September. The weather was beautiful, and we had the river to ourselves. And it would be an ideal level for a drift boat.
We befriended a group of cat-rafters from Boise who go that time every year. They're a group of a dozen or so, and they all apply for a permit, and so far, each year for about 15, one of them has drawn one. Then, usually 6-8 of them end up going.
Being a principal, their timing may not be good for you, but if you're interested, I could give you their contact info.
Ah, that's it. I guided on the Hiwassee, too. Sort of. Back around 1992, there were only four guides allowed on the river (Tony Wilson, Ronnie Hall, Gary Taylor and me).
I was partners in a business with Ed McAlister, the guy who owns River Sports Outfitters in Knoxville.
We purchased the Probst property at the confluence of Big Lost Creek and the Hiwassee, and worked with various groups, offering rock climbing, mountain biking, whitewater boating, etc. And we also offered guided fly fishing, but more as a place-holder thinking we'd grow it in the future. But we got distracted and, now, simply enjoy the property.
I built and used a Tatman drift boat in the business, which is why I''ve been on this board, because I had to replace the bottom a couple of years ago.
And then, I'm friends with Don Denney and some of those Athens TU guys, and have posted on Don's Hiwassee news group.
And then, I knew Tic and CJ and Dane Law and the Hiwassee Outfitter's guys, etc. back in the day.
Plus, I volunteered through TU and Charlie Chimelewski's (sp?) brook trout restoration efforts.
So it could have been through any of those guys that we met or knew of each other.So what are you doing in SW Idaho? And what a great place to be.
I canoed the Middle Fork, last Fall, with Ed McAlister and three other Knoxville area boaters. I have a post, somewhere, on this board asking questions before the trip and giving a follow up trip report.