Dusty
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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 Phillip Westendorf Nov 24.

 

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Phillip Westendorf replied to Dusty's discussion First build
"Dusty, As you progress in the build please post some pictures. Phil w"
Nov 24
Dusty replied to Dusty's discussion First build
"yep, 18mm -- just under 3/4 inches.  thanks."
Nov 23
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
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
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
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
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
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
Dusty replied to Dusty's discussion First build
"What glue should I use for fastening frames to floor/side? -- I'm planning to oil the interior.  (I understand 5200 is messy and can cause appearance issues)  also, should I glue/fasten before oiling?"
Oct 9
Dusty replied to Gregg Maddock's discussion New 17' Don Hill with some modification.
"I'm planning the same thing, was thinking of epoxy/painting while its still flat (not attached to stem and transom).  Did you oil the inside???   My current plan to oil the inside, except the rails, seats, and brace where…"
Mar 19
Dusty replied to Gregg Maddock's discussion New 17' Don Hill with some modification.
"Gregg, another question.  Did you epoxy before the Interlux Polyurethane?  "
Mar 16
Dusty replied to Gregg Maddock's discussion New 17' Don Hill with some modification.
"I was missing a g... that's probably what threw you."
Mar 15
Dusty replied to Gregg Maddock's discussion New 17' Don Hill with some modification.
"awesome, thanks Gregg.  its really a great color.  Appreciate the info."
Mar 12
Dusty replied to Gregg Maddock's discussion New 17' Don Hill with some modification.
"Thanks Randy.  I could probably confirm if i can get my hands on a color card.  on my computer the bikini color looks much brighter than Greg's pic. Does anyone locally carry that product?  I work in Eugene."
Mar 8
Dusty replied to Dusty's discussion First build
"Neal, I believe you may have mistakenly posted this on my "discussion".  I'm stoked for you and your build, as i'm in about the same stage you are. I'd recommend you select the "my page" tab toward the top and…"
Mar 6

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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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