Hi everyone, I'm just getting started. I've gathered all the tools, read Fletcher's book about 6 times (so great), and read quite a lot of these posts (also great). I've decided to build a 17x54. …Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Phillip Westendorf Oct 11.
On my build I used West System's Six-10 thickened epoxy. It comes in a caulk gun tube and easy to apply in just the right place and amount. Worked fine for me. Jamestown Distributers also has a comparable product and is…"
"I'm planning the same thing, was thinking of epoxy/painting while its still flat (not attached to stem and transom). Did you oil the inside??? My current plan to oil the inside, except the rails, seats, and brace where…"
"Thanks Randy. I could probably confirm if i can get my hands on a color card. on my computer the bikini color looks much brighter than Greg's pic. Does anyone locally carry that product? I work in Eugene."
"Neal, I believe you may have mistakenly posted this on my "discussion". I'm stoked for you and your build, as i'm in about the same stage you are. I'd recommend you select the "my page" tab toward the top and…"
"Good technique for removing excess expoxy is to take a heat gun and soften the epoxy. Then take a carbide paint scraper and scrape the glue flush. Care of course must be taken not to be too aggressive so as not to burn epoxy (only soften) and not to…"
Fell in love with rivers as a small kid, fly fishing the McKenzie. Moved away from fishing and into whitewater rafting in my 30's where i honed my river running skills for the past 15 years. Now I'm ready put the two pieces together... fly fishing and river running, and I am one who believes there is no better way to float a river than a wooden drift boat. And so i've decided to build one, God willing.