Dusty
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  • Harrisburg, OR
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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 Dusty Mar 29.

 

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Dusty replied to Dusty's discussion First build
"Drilled off the nail heads which was easier than I expected it to be.  I also was able to remove the shanks using some pliers and carefully twisting/pulling.  There was definitely water trapped behind the rub strip, but the good news is…"
Mar 29
Dusty replied to Dusty's discussion First build
"that's a good tip with the centerpunch, thanks David."
Mar 28
Dusty replied to Dusty's discussion First build
"Thanks Shawn"
Mar 28
David Witton replied to Dusty's discussion First build
"If you decide to remove the rub strip, you'll find it fairly easy to mark the center of the nail head with a centerpunch and drill off the head - that way the rub strip will come off fairly undamaged. "
Mar 28
Shawn Baker replied to Dusty's discussion First build
"Or it's probably getting in at that fastener.  Pull it, bore a larger hole, seal that with lifecaulk and a dowel."
Mar 28
Dusty replied to Dusty's discussion First build
"I need some advice.  I've only been on the river 6 times w/ my boat and just discovered this discoloration around one of the nails used to secure the rub strip.  I'm guessing water is getting in  behind the rub strip and…"
Mar 27
Bennett Yarbrough replied to Dusty's discussion First build
"Hell yeah! Good job Dusty!"
Mar 8
Dusty replied to Dusty's discussion First build
Mar 7
Dusty replied to Dusty's discussion First build
"This is the take out at Armitage."
Mar 7
Dusty replied to Dusty's discussion First build
"this is a picture of me in a state of well being."
Mar 7
Dusty replied to Dusty's discussion First build
"Yesterday was a big day for me!   Launched my boat at Hayden Bridge on the McKenzie.  Which is the site of my first memory in a drift boat, fly fishing while my dad was rowing in 1979 when I was about 6 years old."
Mar 7
Dusty replied to Dusty's discussion First build
"Stainless Steel chine cap protection.  Not cheap.  I had to learn how to drill and counter sink Stainless Steel. "
Feb 26
Dave S replied to Dusty's discussion First build
"That is one lovely boat you put together. Excellent work! "
Feb 16
Shawn Baker replied to Dusty's discussion First build
"LAUNCH DAY IS IN SIGHT!!I'm excited for you."
Feb 16
Rick Newman replied to Dusty's discussion First build
"Looking great! Rick"
Feb 13
Dusty replied to Dusty's discussion First build
Feb 12

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Hometown:
Harrisburg
About Me:
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.
Boats I own:
Just a Maravia raft currently

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