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 Phillip Westendorf Oct 11.

 

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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
Dusty replied to Gregg Maddock's discussion New 17' Don Hill with some modification.
"Hi Greg, I'm in the beginning stages of my first build and while i was sifting through photos on here, the blue you chose for your boat is fantastic.  Would you mind sharing the actual color?"
Feb 28
Mike Baker replied to Dusty's discussion First build
"Ha Ha! Still don't paint 'em green and no bananas on board either."
Feb 28
Stephen Linzel replied to Dusty's discussion First build
"Good technique for removing excess expoxy is to take a heat gun and soften the epoxy. Then take a carbide paint scraper and scrape the glue flush. Care of course must be taken not to be too aggressive so as not to burn epoxy (only soften) and not to…"
Feb 28
Robb Grubb replied to Dusty's discussion First build
"Mike, You still use floorboards in your boat? (couldn't help it :) Robb"
Feb 27
Dusty replied to Dusty's discussion First build
"Thanks David."
Feb 26
David Witton replied to Dusty's discussion First build
"You're right - the frames (side and bottom) are all cut from 3/4" stock. The disparity you mention is just a quirk of the plans you're using. "
Feb 26
Dusty replied to Dusty's discussion First build
"quick question:  The plans I'm working from say 3/4" x 6" blanks for the "Side frames"(cutting two from each blank).  Then for some reason is says "all 1x4 Material" for the bottom frames.  Is…"
Feb 25
Phillip Westendorf replied to Dusty's discussion First build
"Dusty,  A SHARP Plane is a must!  a low angle might work better on the Htdrotek.  They gotta be sharp, especially with the hardwoods.  There's a lot of videos on YouTube on sharpening plane and chisel…"
Feb 19

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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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