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 Dusty Jun 17.
How deep of a cavity is there to fill? If just a shallow pocket use a really thickened epoxy (like peanut butter). I'd use wood sanding dust to thicken the epoxy. After they are filled just sand the patches fair and…"
"Just realized my first post on here was December 2017. Clearly i have kids, wife, job, and other hobbies... too much going on to actually build a boat. But man, I love it when i get in there and make progress. "
"looking good! Dont forget to round over your limber holes now before the bottom is on(if you are going to) every time I have to clean one out clogged with acorns or whatever I curse my past self for leaving them unrounded."
"Yah, i've already got fiberglass, and two (threeish) coats of epoxy. I just screwed up the epoxy and didn't wet the fiberglass in a spot, so now i want to cover it up. Durabak sounds like it's pretty awesome. But i…"
"I think you could probably do that, I guess the 5200 between the frames and the bottom is just there to seal and not glue but it ends up doing both. Id just do a quick test to make sure your prep process gets it to stick to the wood…"
"Nah, I wouldn't lose sleep over it.You still have the weave of the glass covered with epoxy matrix. You just don't have the individual fibers completely filled. It's probably still 90% as strong as fully wet out.
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.