JC Smith
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Boat cover
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Hello all, I am traveling from New York to Montana/Idaho this summer with the boat I built with big help from Kurt at Wood River Drift Boats. A cover for my boat seems a smart move since I am looking…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by JC Smith Jul 1.

Trailer springs
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I had a trailer frame made at a local shop for my still new Wood River DB. The owner fitted the trailer with 1750 lb leaf springs. Wondering if I should swap those out for 1000 lb  springs. I will…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by JC Smith Feb 15.

Graphite for bottom
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Hello all, I have applied my third layer of epoxy and 6 oz cloth to the bottom of my drift boat project. I am looking for information on the amount of graphite powder to add to my epoxy mix as I…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jayson Hayes Nov 7, 2018.

Routing anchor line
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I am working on prefinishing frames before assembling the hull of my boat. I plan to use a floor mounted anchor release and route the anchor line though conduit run through the horizontal frame…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gregg Maddock Jun 2, 2018.

 

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JC Smith replied to Charles Schelin's discussion I am looking for a light wood to make oars.
Sep 5
JC Smith replied to Charles Schelin's discussion I am looking for a light wood to make oars.
"Shawn, to get bulk I tied one turks head with light cord, then a larger one over the top using parachute cord. How many leads and bights? I have no idea. I painted the final product with epoxy thinned with denatured alcohol. So far those knots are…"
Sep 5
JC Smith replied to Charles Schelin's discussion I am looking for a light wood to make oars.
"My oars are 2 inches under the wraps tapering down to 1 3/4 at the transition to the blades. I will take them down a good deal and probably not wrap so far down the shaft the second time. Will hurt to cut through my turks head oar stops."
Aug 29
JC Smith replied to Charles Schelin's discussion I am looking for a light wood to make oars.
"Thanks Shawn. They are tapered. The whole oar project was easier than I thought it would be. A home made spar gauge was key to that. This winter I will take the wraps and oar stops off, take 1/16 inch in radius off the shafts and taper the…"
Aug 28
JC Smith replied to Charles Schelin's discussion I am looking for a light wood to make oars.
Aug 22
JC Smith replied to Charles Schelin's discussion I am looking for a light wood to make oars.
"I used yellow popular aka tulip popular. Available in the east and midwest. Commonly used to make moulding, window casing etc. Engineering properties as I recall are similar to aitka. Straight grain, no knots easy to work. Got the idea from a friend…"
Aug 21
JC Smith replied to JC Smith's discussion Boat cover
"Thanks Dave, they will be easy to visit when I am out that way next month."
Jul 1
David Witton replied to JC Smith's discussion Boat cover
"JC The cool thing about the Montana Canvas cover referenced in Bennett's link is that it's made from long haul truck cover material - designed to spend a lifetime at freeway speeds. Whatever you choose, be sure it's a full coverage…"
Jul 1
JC Smith replied to JC Smith's discussion Boat cover
"Thanks!"
Jun 27
Bennett Yarbrough replied to JC Smith's discussion Boat cover
Jun 26
JC Smith replied to David Witton's discussion Anchor rope
"Isnt that a woven type rope you can eye splice? There are quite a few diy tutorials for splicing woven rope on you tube, marine supply websites and the like."
Apr 19

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