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 Oct 7.

 

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Dusty replied to Dusty's discussion First build
"i just watched his technique, I'm going to try it for the next coat.  I think it will be helpful to do smaller sections at a time.  thanks Shawn!"
Oct 7
Shawn Baker replied to Dusty's discussion First build
"I am still refining my own varnishing technique, but learned a lot from Nick Schade's book over 20 years ago...he now has it on video:https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=2317536728502034That looks incredible, Dusty.  Thanks to your uncle for…"
Oct 4
Rick Newman replied to Dusty's discussion First build
"Looking pretty darn good. You have the right idea, practice will improve your skills. Much likereading a river and running rapids! Rick Newman"
Oct 3
Dusty replied to Dusty's discussion First build
"flipped her over and finally varnishing.  Got two coats so far."
Sep 29
Dusty replied to Dusty's discussion First build
Sep 29
Guy Fredrickson replied to Dusty's discussion First build
"Never anchor the boat in swift current. That’s very dangerous. It can pull the transom down and swamp the boat in an instant. "
Sep 19
Dusty replied to Dusty's discussion First build
Sep 19
Dusty replied to Dusty's discussion First build
"Random question: Has anyone studied the amount of force a transom can handle while anchoring?  I'm planning to put my anchor line through the center of the transom plywood and it made me think about this.   I'm no engineer,…"
Sep 19
David Witton replied to Dusty's discussion First build
"looking good!"
Aug 13
Dusty replied to Dusty's discussion First build
"got the rails done!  cut the stem and transom.  Now sanding, and some boat soup.  Then Anchor, decking, seats, knee brace... sheesh.  I still have quite a bit i guess."
Aug 12
Dusty replied to Dusty's discussion First build
Aug 12
Dusty replied to Dusty's discussion First build
"check out the trunnels!"
Aug 9
Dusty replied to Bodacious Jack's discussion Deschutes Oak Springs Question
"I had the best/strangest morning camping below Whitehorse Rapid on that stretch.  Sitting in a chair with coffee, we watched wild horses upland across the river, bighorn sheep walking on the basalt column cliff directly across the river... then…"
Jun 1
Dusty replied to Bodacious Jack's discussion Deschutes Oak Springs Question
"There's definitely a line going left, but it won't avoid the shallow mess, you'll end up in 85% of the same mess.  If I were rowing a big heavy dory that I love, I'd take out at Harpham or the City Park for sure.  You…"
May 17
Bennett Yarbrough replied to Dusty's discussion First build
"Looks great!"
Apr 22
Rick Newman replied to Dusty's discussion First build
"i agree. I think we have a pretty great group around here! Rick Newman"
Apr 22

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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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