Don Tyson
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Down-East Rod Holder
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Anyone have experience with the above. Seems well thought out and rugged. Got one for Christmas and would love your opinion if you've used them.Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Don Tyson Jan 7.

I have a Ply/Epoxy boat but am curious
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In the Don Hill and McKenzie boats are the ribs glued in or glued and screwed? I don't see filled screw holes on most boat photos. This gave me the impression that the ribs were free form excepting…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Don Tyson Dec 26, 2019.

 

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Don Tyson replied to Dusty's discussion First build
"That boat has such nice lines."
Jan 13
Don Tyson replied to Don Tyson's discussion Down-East Rod Holder
"Thanks Rick. I think you're the only one that has referred to is as Bristol. But in reality its more like South Philly.   Have you used one of these? Pretty cool. I say this as I've never owned a rod holder before but rather I was the…"
Jan 7
Rick Newman replied to Don Tyson's discussion Down-East Rod Holder
"It might scratch your Bristol Finish! (high-end varnish jobs found on expensive boats)! Rick Newman"
Jan 7
Don Tyson replied to Don Tyson's discussion I have a Ply/Epoxy boat but am curious
"Everyone seems to be telling me that so I will soon do that. "
Dec 26, 2019
David Witton replied to Don Tyson's discussion I have a Ply/Epoxy boat but am curious
"It's a double ender with a transom, straight out of Roger Fletcher's book Drift Boats and River Dories. If you don't already have a copy, pick one up. It's not only an indispensable reference, it's also interesting…"
Dec 26, 2019
Don Tyson replied to Don Tyson's discussion I have a Ply/Epoxy boat but am curious
"Thats not a boat David. Boats are supposed to have glue and glop carelessly dripped all over and carelessly sanded off, lol.  Seriously that was a great tutorial and will come in handy on my next build.  Which boat was it?"
Dec 24, 2019
David Witton replied to Don Tyson's discussion I have a Ply/Epoxy boat but am curious
"Don - Here's the sequence I followed: 1. Install each frame and the transom, securing each frame at the chine and gunwale with temporary screws.  2. At each frame, predrill holes for the nails, mask the inside of hull to handle epoxy…"
Dec 24, 2019
Don Tyson replied to Charles Schelin's discussion I am looking for a light wood to make oars.
"Ken, I've been an arborist most of my life and it seems like your the one having fun. I met a guy outside of LA a few years back and he does the same thing you do. I cut some logs here and there from residential arborists that would rather see…"
Dec 22, 2019
Don Tyson replied to Charles Schelin's discussion I am looking for a light wood to make oars.
"Ken, I've thought that your conclusions are basically correct, that we worry too much about weight, not enough about balance. I've been to numerous museums and have noticed how heavily built workboat oars are. In the case of drift boats…"
Dec 22, 2019
Don Tyson replied to Don Tyson's discussion I have a Ply/Epoxy boat but am curious
"Thanks for all the help. I’ll do it soon."
Dec 22, 2019
Shawn Baker replied to Don Tyson's discussion I have a Ply/Epoxy boat but am curious
"Don, check out Brad Dimock’s Fretwaterlines blog. He predrills the sides and has a lot of other time saving ideas for framed boats."
Dec 22, 2019
Shawn Baker replied to Don Tyson's discussion I have a Ply/Epoxy boat but am curious
"I have 300-ish hours in my decked S&G Grand Canyon dory. I had previous experience building wood/fiberglass kayaks (both S&G and stripper) so S&G was an obvious choice for me. Both construction types have pros and cons, but I would…"
Dec 22, 2019
Bennett Yarbrough replied to Don Tyson's discussion I have a Ply/Epoxy boat but am curious
"Don I think it’d be best to buy the book “drift boats and river dories” by Roger fletcher. It walks you through the history as well as the construction of the Mackenzie dory as well as other ply on frame boats and includes plans…"
Dec 22, 2019
Don Tyson replied to Dusty's discussion First build
"Has anyone mentioned popping the floor out a bit to give it a positive hump across the boat. In stitch and glue constuction it is easy to accomplish as you simply add 1/8" spacers to the middle of the frames for much of the length. this…"
Dec 21, 2019
Don Tyson replied to Don Tyson's discussion I have a Ply/Epoxy boat but am curious
"I'm torn. At 61 I didn't need this new love. I came upon it online and it stuck. After reading about drift boats for the first time in late May this year I saw a large elegantly done DB in heavy traffic on I-95 between Wilmington and…"
Dec 21, 2019
Mike Baker replied to Don Tyson's discussion I have a Ply/Epoxy boat but am curious
"The market is fine, i'm tired honestly. Doing boats around a full time job, elderly parents blah blah blah. Need time for fishing too! I will likely do some smaller 11' Pram/Jon boat stuff for still waters as that is my passion these…"
Dec 21, 2019

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