David Witton
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Plans for rope seat?
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I'd like to add a front seat option to my boat, similar to …Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bennett Yarbrough Jun 5.

Varnish over epoxy
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I'm looking for advise on how long I need to let the final coat of epoxy cure before starting to varnish...Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike Baker Aug 20, 2016.

Website issues?
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For the last several days, I've been having problems with this site - it won't load using Chrome on Windows 7 and it's painfully slow on my Mac. Are others having issues, or is it just my luck?Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rick Newman Apr 14, 2016.

16' Double ender w/ transom
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My first glimpse of a drift boat was on the Cal Salmon as a kayaker in the late 70s - i was intrigued by the way the boat rode through the wave trains and could handle the water. I got a better look…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by David Witton Dec 13, 2017.

 

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David Witton replied to Andy Pruitt Heisler's discussion Inside sheer rail repair
"Gunwale (pronounced "gunnel") is defined as "the upper edge of a boat's side". It defines the sheer line of the boat, and on dories consists of an inwale and and outwale. So yes, sheer rail and gunwale describe the same…"
Aug 1
David Witton replied to Andy Pruitt Heisler's discussion Inside sheer rail repair
"White oak or ash. Kurt's suggestion is right on (as usual) and will add a bit of strength to that area. I'd add blocks to both sides. "
Jul 28
David Witton replied to Andy Pruitt Heisler's discussion Inside sheer rail repair
"Seems like to do a decent job, you'd want to scarf the missing piece on - that means removing the existing piece. At that point, it might be simpler to install a new inwale (inner gunwale)"
Jul 25
Bennett Yarbrough replied to David Witton's discussion Plans for rope seat?
"David, I sent you a message."
Jun 5
David Witton replied to Bennett Yarbrough's discussion 12 x 48 build?
"Sandy Pittendrigh showed up last year at the Wilson show with a boat he called a dyak - dory/kayak - just big enough for one person, and kinda like a sit-on-top kayak. He'd be a good person to talk to."
Jun 5
David Witton replied to Andy Pruitt Heisler's discussion Strongback and instructions
"I'd recommend getting a copy of Roger Fletcher's book "Drift Boats and River Dories". There are also several good, detailed assembly blogs on this site. One is here."
May 21
David Witton replied to JC Smith's discussion Estimating resin qualtities
"When I was building my boat, I was told that for 10 oz of cloth, I'd need 10 oz of resin. So if the bottom of a 16' boat uses 4 yards of 22 oz cloth - total 88 oz - I'd need 88 oz of resin+hardener. Hope that helps. "
Apr 3
David Witton replied to Dusty's discussion First build
"You're right - the frames (side and bottom) are all cut from 3/4" stock. The disparity you mention is just a quirk of the plans you're using. "
Feb 26
David Witton replied to JC Smith's discussion Plascore alternatives
"Correct, the skin on one side is cut. This allows the product to be used to create curved surfaces. Since the strength of the skin is provided by the glass & epoxy laminated to it, I don't believe there's a drawback. "
Feb 12
David Witton replied to JC Smith's discussion Plascore alternatives
"I settled on Nidacore - since it can be folded, it's much cheaper to ship. "
Feb 12
David Witton replied to Bennett Yarbrough's discussion Baker 17x54 build
"I rounded everything in my boat except the chine logs - can't see how it will cause a problem. "
Jan 26
David Witton replied to Dusty's discussion First build
"I used a router jig with a flush trim bit. "
Jan 17
David Witton replied to Randy Dersham's discussion New URL and getting back on track
"Thanks for getting this fixed."
Jan 13
David Witton replied to Dusty's discussion First build
"Clear packing tape works well also. You'll find that dried epoxy can be worked with a plane or sandpaper quite easily. "
Jan 10
David Witton replied to Dusty's discussion First build
"I laid a sheet of melamine under the hydrotec with a strip of blue tape along the edge to give me a visual reference at the thin edge - check my build post for a more complete description. "
Jan 2
David Witton replied to David Witton's discussion 16' Double ender w/ transom
"Provided the layer of glass you applied is recent enough for a chemical bond, I'd just bed the battens in thickened epoxy then use the remainder for the fillets. "
Dec 13, 2017

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At 7:42pm on January 3, 2016, dreu patterson said…

This is how I tied the chine in with the cap. I am much further along now.This is a first try at sending a pic on this site.Please let me know you got it.Thankyou-Dreu

At 7:37pm on January 3, 2016, dreu patterson said…

At 6:43pm on January 3, 2016, dreu patterson said…

David, nice of you to reach out to me.This is my 1st build (from scratch) and am hoping to get it done in time for summer here in colorado.I have the bottom and sides on and will be glassing this weekend.In the meantime I added a used oil burner to my shop stove to get some steady free heat.Pictures to follow when I get time to load them as I don't spend alot of time writing e mails.I look foward to hearing from you-Dreu

At 9:12am on September 1, 2015, Jeremy Christensen said…

Hey David, I'll have to see if I can find the original video. Feel free to email me at doryladd@gmail.com

 
 
 

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