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.
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.
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.
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…"
"In my trailer hauling experience the closer the spring rate matches the load the less shock transmitted to the load. Here is a spring rate calculator that might help you modify your springs to work correctly. https://www.suspensionmaxx.com I found…"
Be careful in how much you add to the epoxy, too much will make the epoxy brittle. I had this problem and had to remove a couple layers of epoxy with graphite and the went back and added several more.
Here's West Systems…"
"Thanks Bennett. It is very encouraging to know the final result works that well. Realized I had a brain cramp, never thinking to look at my vendor (Raka) for guidance. Their website says a tablespoon per 4 oz of epoxy."
"Hey Jc, I ended up having to do something like 8 fill coats on my 20 oz triaxial bottom because I was putting it on way too thin. I can't remember the figure, but I put way more powder in the mix than was recommended simply because it…"