Dusty
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  • Harrisburg, OR
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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 Shawn Baker Nov 8.

 

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Shawn Baker replied to Dusty's discussion First build
"You can stack them on top of each other for even more force in a small area!"
Nov 8
Dusty replied to Dusty's discussion First build
"Yep, Rick is correct.  Had an old pipe laying in the back of the property and a friend suggested that i could make about 50 effective clamps out of it.  Didn't believe him, but went along with it.  Was completely surprised how…"
Nov 7
Rick Newman replied to Dusty's discussion First build
"ABS pipe with a slit cut in them. Rick N"
Nov 6
Mike Baker replied to Dusty's discussion First build
"Those clamps are sick! What are they?"
Nov 6
Dusty replied to Dusty's discussion First build
"Steamed the chine and clamped it in preparation for the installation... worked great.  Going to dry fit, then bed w/ 5200.   "
Nov 5
David Witton replied to Dusty's discussion First build
"The chines and chine logs have the most severe bend of any parts in the boat. Excessive grain runout would cause these parts to break when bent. To get a feel for this, take a short piece of 1"x3" and stand it vertically. Take a wide…"
Oct 23
Dusty replied to Dusty's discussion First build
"Choosing white oak for my chines.   Sounds like I'm asking for trouble if grain run-out is less than 18 inches?  Can someone explain how to measure that?  i can't seem to find a good explanation"
Oct 22
robert godard replied to Dusty's discussion First build
"areas where boat will take impacts....rocks, oars, etc...cedar is prone to easy damage.   Better to use a harder wood, like oak, mahogany, ash, maple.  They'll still get dinged up, but at a much slower rate."
Apr 9

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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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