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 on Tuesday.
"This was a bit more complicated than i thought it would be.
I decided to build two Knee Braces. I can see that the standard plan i'm using doesn't consider the pain in your kneecaps when the brace is too low. So,…"
"The fly line deck will be removable. I'm past needing the cheap plywood, but good idea! I just gotta get another set of hands to hold the cleats firmly against the hull for securing. I don't have a deep clamp."
"That's gorgeous Dusty.Fixed or removeable flyline deck?If cardboard is too floppy, go to your specialty lumber supplier...birch ply is expensive, but the cover sheets that come on a bunk of birch ply is usually scratched up, 1/8" 3-ply and…"
"updating a couple pics. These pics just show the thwarts resting in place, not secured yet. I'm working on the fly line deck currently, which is harder than I thought it would be. With a cardboard template to get me close, then some…"
"Random question: Has anyone studied the amount of force a transom can handle while anchoring? I'm planning to put my anchor line through the center of the transom plywood and it made me think about this.
I'm no engineer,…"
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.