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 robert godard Apr 9.
"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."
"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…"
"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…"
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,…"
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…"
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…"
"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.…"
"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…"
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.