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What a Newbie should know
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I've been talking about building a boat for years. I've finally decided to jump in and start this winter. I'm not in a rush and look forward to a long project.I've been building and wrecking things…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gil Kozlowski Sep 3, 2014.

 

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Gil Kozlowski replied to Dave Merwin's discussion What a Newbie should know
"I bought Roger Fletcher's book, Drift Boats and River Dories several months ago.  I am building the Rapid Robert he shows in the book.  Great book and invaluable if you are building a drift boat.  Roger will also answer your…"
Sep 3, 2014
Rick Newman replied to Dave Merwin's discussion What a Newbie should know
"Hello Dave, I am glad to be of assistance. I am just returning the favor that others shared with me when I got started. There is a tremendous amount of knowledge amongst the members here. Much of what you need to know has already been noted here,…"
Sep 1, 2014
Dave Merwin replied to Dave Merwin's discussion What a Newbie should know
"Rick, Thanks so much for your thoughtful and generous reply. I'm buying the book ASAP and working through when I'll use what the most. Thanks again. Dave"
Sep 1, 2014
Rick Newman replied to Dave Merwin's discussion What a Newbie should know
"Building a 20 year boat isn't much different than building a short term boat. What separates the two is the maintenance and storage of the two. The principles of building are them same, pick good quality plywood, BS1088, a standard that…"
Aug 30, 2014

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