Guy Fredrickson
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How to Size Oar Length (Based on Paddle, Drift Boat, and Oarsman Characteristics)
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I gave this problem some thought and I think this approach makes sense.…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Robb Grubb Aug 9, 2014.

Guy's Wooden Drift Boat Project
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Hello Everyone, My name is Guy and this is my first post in this forum.  I am here because I want to build a wooden drift boat and, undoubtedly, I will occasionally need advice of the pool of experts…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rick Newman Mar 29.

 

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Rick Newman replied to Guy Fredrickson's discussion Guy's Wooden Drift Boat Project
"Good looking system! Rick N"
Mar 29
Rick Newman replied to Guy Fredrickson's discussion Guy's Wooden Drift Boat Project
"You've come a long way, Baby!"
Mar 29
Guy Fredrickson replied to Guy Fredrickson's discussion Guy's Wooden Drift Boat Project
"This is what it looked like originally. "
Mar 29
Guy Fredrickson replied to Guy Fredrickson's discussion Guy's Wooden Drift Boat Project
"Try"
Mar 29
Guy Fredrickson replied to Guy Fredrickson's discussion Guy's Wooden Drift Boat Project
"Hi Rick. This seal is virtually maintenance free. However, you have to supply water from the engine’s cooling system. This boat has a pump to take raw water from the lake. The water goes through a filter, the pump, the exhaust manifolds, the…"
Mar 29
Rick Newman replied to Guy Fredrickson's discussion Guy's Wooden Drift Boat Project
"It looks like interesting technology. Guy, are you familiar with www.woodenboatforum.com? As I got involved with drift boats I also started following that site and have learned a considerable amount of knowledge I will probably never need, however,…"
Mar 29
Guy Fredrickson replied to Guy Fredrickson's discussion Guy's Wooden Drift Boat Project
"I fitted a new shaft seal to the hull. This is new technology. The seal is between graphite and stainless steel. It replaces the old stuffing box. The new seal is larger so I had to modify the frame. "
Mar 29
Guy Fredrickson replied to Guy Fredrickson's discussion Guy's Wooden Drift Boat Project
"One of the frames had two cracks; one on each side symmetrical to the center. I made these five pieces to sister onto both sides to strengthen the frame. "
Mar 21
Rick Newman replied to Guy Fredrickson's discussion Guy's Wooden Drift Boat Project
"Lots of dedicated work! Keep it up! Rick N"
Mar 17
Guy Fredrickson replied to Guy Fredrickson's discussion Guy's Wooden Drift Boat Project
"About 800 toothpicks and some epoxy filler. "
Mar 17
Guy Fredrickson replied to Guy Fredrickson's discussion Guy's Wooden Drift Boat Project
"I’ve been focusing my efforts on cleaning the inside of the hull in preparation for flipping the hull. Lots of scraping and brushing. The weather was nice enough yesterday that I took it outside and power washed it. Today I sanded the…"
Mar 14
Guy Fredrickson replied to Guy Fredrickson's discussion Guy's Wooden Drift Boat Project
"Thanks Rick and Mike! I seal coated and painted the undersides of the foredeck and aftdeck planks. I did the same with 111 pieces of frames. At this point I’ve pretty much done everything I can with all the pieces I removed from the hull.…"
Mar 7
Mike Baker replied to Guy Fredrickson's discussion Guy's Wooden Drift Boat Project
"Very cool project you got there, good luck"
Feb 24
Rick Newman replied to Guy Fredrickson's discussion Guy's Wooden Drift Boat Project
"That should provide a very reliable and powerful ride! Good luck with your project. Rick"
Feb 23
Guy Fredrickson replied to Guy Fredrickson's discussion Guy's Wooden Drift Boat Project
"The new 200 HP Chevrolet 350 marine engine arrived. This boat ain’t meant to be a drift boat. I couldn’t salvage the original 185 HP Chevrolet 283 engine, it was too corroded on the cooling water side. "
Feb 23
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