Dusty
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First build
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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 10.

 

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Dusty replied to Dusty's discussion First build
Mar 10
Rick Newman replied to Dusty's discussion First build
"I hope it help out. When I place the screws I cover the threaded portion with BoatLife Boat Caulk a polysulfide material that seals and remains soft. http://www.boatlife.com/boat-caulk-sealants/ is the link to the companies web site. I have had…"
Mar 10
Dusty replied to Dusty's discussion First build
"Thanks Rick"
Mar 10
Rick Newman replied to Dusty's discussion First build
"My white oak chine caps are fatenedwith stainless steel for eight years and I have not seen any evidence of staining yet. Iron or perhaps more correctly steel fastenings can cause "iron sickness", black stains running down the sides of…"
Mar 9
Dusty replied to Dusty's discussion First build
"Pretty sure I'm going with white oak for chine.  I've heard some of you mention staining from the fasteners on white oak rails.  Anyone know if there are fasteners that won't stain on white oak??"
Mar 8
Dusty replied to Dusty's discussion First build
"I like the silicone bronze ring shank nails.  They've been easy to work with so far"
Mar 8
Dusty replied to Dusty's discussion First build
"Attached Transom, and 5th Frame -- waiting for thickened epoxy to arrive to complete frame install."
Mar 8
Phillip Westendorf replied to Dusty's discussion First build
"Dusty, As you progress in the build please post some pictures. Phil w"
Nov 24, 2018
Dusty replied to Dusty's discussion First build
"yep, 18mm -- just under 3/4 inches.  thanks."
Nov 23, 2018
Phillip Westendorf replied to Dusty's discussion First build
"Dusty, How thick is the plywood, 1/4", same as the sides?  What do the plans call for for thickness?   I'd think you'd need at least 3/4" thick Transom if your going to mount anything on it, like an anchor pully,…"
Nov 23, 2018
Dusty replied to Dusty's discussion First build
"got it. I want to clarify:  I secured the transom frame to the transom plywood by screwing and using 5200. is that reasonable?  or have i missed something. completely understand that you're recommending epoxy when I join the frames to…"
Nov 23, 2018
Phillip Westendorf replied to Dusty's discussion First build
"Dusty, 5200 from what I understand is considered a "bedding compound" not a glue.  It has real good stickey characteristics and gap filling but I don't think will work well as a structural fastener.  It is usually a messy…"
Nov 23, 2018
Bennett Yarbrough replied to Dusty's discussion First build
"You can just mask the plywood off and run a bead of thickened epoxy where the frame goes. To keep things tidy I would run neat epoxy on the edge of each frame and let dry in advance.  I did wet on wet there and was glad I masked everything.…"
Nov 22, 2018
Dusty replied to Dusty's discussion First build
"Thanks Philip.  I decided to glue the transom frames with 5200 just to try it out.  Worked alright for that, but i'm concerned about affixing the frames to the panels with it.  I'm thinking about Tape and some sort of guide…"
Nov 21, 2018
Phillip Westendorf replied to Dusty's discussion First build
"Dusty, 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…"
Oct 11, 2018

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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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