I am researching flows and wood boats for the Rouge. I have a permit in a few weeks and can't decide if I should take the raft or my 18 ft. Double ender Briggs style decked boat. The flows will be…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Ben A. Hayes Aug 6, 2012.
I finally am getting around to starting on the 16 ft dbl w/transom, using Rodger's book for the plan.My question is concerning the measurement of the width of the side frame at top and bottom. The…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Dave P Feb 7, 2012.
"Dave, it's definitely doable at 2500 in a dory- I've taken an 18' alumaweld briggs boat down at that level, but after years of working down there it's probably more fun in a raft. As Robb says below, think about left at Slim…"
"Dave, Nice work on getting a Rogue permit, envious. 2500 cfs is kind of pushy in Mule Creek and Blossom but certainly do-able in a dory. I would pack light. Not sure if these words are wise or not, however based on previous experience:
1. Take 150…"
"I made these 10 ft ash oars last year with the help of WBP. It just so happens that I tore into the 'spare' set yesterday to lighten them up. I really like the leathers and the smoothness in the lock. I had concerns that they might slip…"
"Rick is right about the voids problem . In bending one of my "pattern" planks to check the fit it snapped up near the stem.-There was a void and the exterior skins were barely able to hold the pattern in one piece. I…"
"Mike, you pointed out another mistake I was making. I assumed (yeah I know the acronym) it would be just cut a few angles on the saw and be done with it. Hummmmm...
I don't know where my brain went to, but thanks to you and Rick and others,…"
"First of all is stamped with the British seal BS 1088? This will certify the qulaity of the glues and that there are no voids within the sheet goods. Do a quick Google search on Superply and see if you find the same things I did. Some people had…"
Notching the frames is how I build too, but it does get a bit tricky at the transom. One note, when you get to the frames with a larger angle you will need to go a bit bigger then the 1-1/2" width to get the true 1-1/2" gap.…"
"Instead of cutting the inside of the side frame at the proper angle all the way (as the photo above shows) I was going to notch the side frame so the inner rail sits flush with the outer. Isn't that the old school way of doing it? I thought I…"
"Dave, I am not sure if I understand your comment correctly about notching the inner gunwale into the frame. My concern is the gunwales form a rigid structure at the shear line or top of the hull. It would seem that notching the gunwale would…"
The bottom width is not critical. I taper mine pretty much as wide as the piece is to 1-1/2" at the top. By the way, the top measurement is 1-1/2" where the top of the hull side is on the rib not on the top of the rib. This way…"