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 on Tuesday.
Like Rick said "Careful hammering". Just use a hammer to set the nails flush with the surface of the wood. Don't go wacking the nails too hard and leave a hammer head depression in the wood. No need to…"
"I'm going to install the chine batten using Silicone Bronze ring shank nails. I'll pre-drill with 5/64 and I'm going to bed the batten with 5200. Should I use a detergent for the nails? I know it is recommended for screws,…"
"Note: i stopped myself from completing the last two coats of epoxy - instead I installed the Stem Cap and am now working on the Chine Battens. After those are installed, then I can apply the last two coats of epoxy/graphite to…"
"Step 5: vacuumed then wiped down with paint thinner on a rag to remove dust
Step 6: layed the 20 oz triaxial fiberglass on the dry surface and cut to within about 3 inches all around. marked the fiberglass with a sharpie at the…"
How deep of a cavity is there to fill? If just a shallow pocket use a really thickened epoxy (like peanut butter). I'd use wood sanding dust to thicken the epoxy. After they are filled just sand the patches fair and…"
"Just realized my first post on here was December 2017. Clearly i have kids, wife, job, and other hobbies... too much going on to actually build a boat. But man, I love it when i get in there and make progress. "
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.