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 Bennett Yarbrough Apr 22.

 

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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
Dusty replied to Dusty's discussion First build
"Guy, your instructions about drilling 'till I was almost through, then switch to the other side, were spot on.  I know this because the first one I drilled straight through and it didn't land quite on point.  After that, it was…"
Apr 22
Shawn Baker replied to Dusty's discussion First build
"well done Dusty!"
Apr 22
Dusty replied to Dusty's discussion First build
"Inside rail #1 successfully installed!  (thanks to Guy for shipping me his drill jig, it was super helpful)"
Apr 22
Dusty replied to Dusty's discussion First build
"Bennett (& Mike), thanks for sharing that tip for notching the frames.   Made it so easy."
Apr 22
Bennett Yarbrough replied to Dusty's discussion First build
"No problem that’s how Mike Baker told me to do it"
Apr 13
Dusty replied to Dusty's discussion First build
"that's a great idea.  Thanks Bennett."
Apr 11
Bennett Yarbrough replied to Dusty's discussion First build
"Yes, get two pieces of 1 1/2 angle iron to clamp against either side of the frame. Then sand or plane the frame down to those edges. That’ll make the inside frame bevel equal to the angle of the curve of the hull at that station."
Apr 11
Dusty replied to Dusty's discussion First build
"This seems like a dumb question, but I can't seem to find a clear answer.  I pre-beveled the inside of the frames when i made them --  to receive the rail , but now that I'm about to install the rail again (after the failed…"
Apr 11
Rick Newman replied to Dusty's discussion First build
"Isn't it fun to pass on acquired knowledge? Rick"
Mar 24
Phillip Westendorf replied to Dusty's discussion First build
"Dusty, After the pieces are all ready to put into the holes as a final act wet them with epoxy.  The warming of the epoxy might be a good idea as Shawn points out.   After every thing is set up (overnight) trim the excess and sand the…"
Mar 24
Dusty replied to Dusty's discussion First build
"Dorf, would you slather the split dowel and wedges with epoxy just before inserting?  or insert, and then slather the outside of the dowel/wedge?  I'm inclined to slather first, but wanted to make sure i wasn't missing something."
Mar 22
Shawn Baker replied to Dusty's discussion First build
"Absolutely, Dorf.Dusty, I'd probably also tap a chisel or wedge into the top of the crack to slightly spread it, pour thin epoxy (warmed slightly in the microwave...but be careful, this drastically reduces pot life) into the crack, pull the…"
Mar 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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