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, 2019.
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, 2019.
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.
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.
"Don, I use a shuttle service, Bill Cross, 607.237.3078. Recommended to me by a fly shop and friends. Same plan worked great when I took the boat out west last summer for 3 weeks. I text the shuttle service when I am preparing to launch, and need to…"
"Don, if my experience is correct, you are not missing much. The throat on my oars took shape simply as a function of what it took to transition from the final diameter of the oar shaft into the flat shape of the blade. I think you will automatically…"
"Don, my impression is that it is not common to glue or epoxy the sides to the frames. Frames making building without lots of glass and epoxy practical. There is an upside to that, which is subject to (unresolvable??!!) debate. Both techniques have…"
Okay, some one else better informed may likely step in here with a better answer as I am a first timer with the boat I built. In rough, or maybe even specific terms, I think the Oracle for diy stitch and glue drift boats is Sandy Pittendrigh at…"
"The bottom of my boat, following the instruction that came with my (excellent!) Wood River Boat Works kit, was what I followed. The bottom is screwed and glued with 3M 5200 adhesive caulk to the bottom of the frames and the sides are simply screwed.…"
"To answer your question, I started with two planks each planed down to 1 1/8 inch so when I glue them togeher I will have at least 2 1/4 inches in one dimension for the square tops of the oar looms. I draw my oar profile out on the "blank"…"
"Shawn, Tulip poplar is not related to the cottonwood/aspen/poplars. Its closest relative is magnolia. My forestry and field biology courses said tulip poplar is pretty much all alone as a species in North America, without other family or genus…"
"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…"
"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."
"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…"
"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…"
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…"
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