Jeremy Christensen
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Randy - you got your ears on? Over.
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Jerry Sweat Jun 14, 2015.

Grand Canyon Dory
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Guy Fredrickson Apr 9, 2012.

 

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Jeremy Christensen replied to Elliott's discussion Decked boat designs
"14.5' Honky Dory in Grand Canyon  Lava Falls   Larry's Honky Dory aka "The Dirty Barbie" boat. Not sure if Larry is color blind or what? The paint job for this boat has never really been…"
Mar 21, 2017
Jeremy Christensen replied to Elliott's discussion Decked boat designs
"This is Larry Hedrick's scaled up Honky Dory, I'm not sure how he he came to the exact dimensions. I took it down Deso a few years ago, this is in Joe Hutch.  He built this out of all Plascore. It's a very fine boat. I…"
Mar 21, 2017
Jeremy Christensen replied to Elliott's discussion Decked boat designs
"Building a decked over dory takes me about 500+ hrs. Decking over an open boat, I dunno, ask Larry Hedrick, but significantly less time, it's pretty straight forward. Take out the existing interior pieces (add shear supports if needed) and add…"
Mar 21, 2017
Jeremy Christensen replied to Elliott's discussion Decked boat designs
"I would deck over your little Mckenzie and take it down the Grand. You can fit plenty of gear for 2 people for 3 weeks (including a 100+ qt cooler) in that boat, assuming others with rafts can help with shared group gear. You will have more fun in…"
Mar 20, 2017
Jeremy Christensen replied to Kurt Selisch's discussion Free Plascore
"I'd love to"
Oct 25, 2016
Jeremy Christensen replied to Kurt Selisch's discussion Free Plascore
"Still available?"
Oct 20, 2016
Jeremy Christensen replied to charles G's discussion donhill mini drifter
Apr 15, 2016
Jeremy Christensen replied to Brent Butikofer's discussion Okume vs Meranti
"Okoume has beautiful veneers, but it's really expensive and the grain of the interior ply is really short, upon impact it explodes into a billion tiny pieces. "
Oct 9, 2015
Jeremy Christensen replied to Carlos Sosa's discussion Briggs grand canyon dory build
"A lot of people talk about converting framed designs to stitch and glue, but the same goes for the reverse. You could pretty easily convert Andy's patterns into a framed boat, using the techniques from Roger's book on framed boat building.…"
Sep 3, 2015
Jeremy Christensen replied to Carlos Sosa's discussion Briggs grand canyon dory build
"Are you building from the plans in Roger Fletcher's book? If so, you might want to ask around, I've heard from several sources that his published plans for the Briggs are flawed in his book. Talk to Brad Dimock. Not aware of any other…"
Sep 3, 2015
Jeremy Christensen replied to Carlos Sosa's discussion Briggs grand canyon dory build
"Search this and other forums & blogs (montana-riverboats.com, fretwaterlines.blogspot.com), there are volumes of information archived.  Andy Hutchinson out of Dolores, CO sells plans & fully lofted paterns - hddories.net Raka.com for…"
Aug 24, 2015
Jeremy Christensen replied to Mike Eichorn's discussion Tools
"No, seriously. You need lots of clamps. "
Jul 22, 2015
Jeremy Christensen replied to Mel Buchanan's discussion PFD
"Highest buoyancy Type III you can find that is comfortable to wear, so you'll actually wear it. I bring a Extrasport 27 lb  High-Float on high water trips and sometimes wear it in the big stuff, but could never stand to wear it all day. I…"
Jul 20, 2015
Jerry Sweat replied to Jeremy Christensen's discussion Randy - you got your ears on? Over.
"Jeremy, I have a 17.5 Tatman.  And I still have the assembly manual.  Is that what you are looking for? I sent a friend request to be able to PM you. Let me know if I can help. -Jerry"
Jun 14, 2015
Jeremy Christensen replied to Jeremy Christensen's discussion Randy - you got your ears on? Over.
"Thank you sir. "
Jun 9, 2015
Marc Tittle left a comment for Jeremy Christensen
"Thanks for the info and photo, I plan on figuring something out. Also, what did you use on the exterior wall in reference to your cockpit drain? Your recent boat turned out really well! Have you had the opportunity to take her out? I picked up…"
Feb 12, 2013

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Hometown:
Salt Lake City, UT
About Me:
wooden boats, fly fishing, steelhead, spey rods, photography
Website:
http://desolationdory.blogspot.com
Boats I own:
S&G McKenzie "Desolation", 16' Achilles HD bucket

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Wood/Plascore Briggs

Nearing completion of this 16'9'' X 48" Hutchinson-design Briggs boat for the Grand Canyon. We have a launch in October to look forward to, hoping to get this out on soon for some water time. Here I am dry fitting the hatch lid pieces. Just finished the gunwales. …

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Posted on May 21, 2012 at 11:00am

Installing Bulkheads

The boat is nicely taking form, with all bulkheads filletted into place, except the front passenger seat thwart. I'm sure the traditional builders will chuckle watching me torture the hull into shape, but I tell you what...this free-form, right side up method of building is fun and very visually gratifying, like sculpting almost, watching the lines emerge. The lines, BTW, are beautiful. Very graceful, and aggressive at the same time, like the river for which it was designed.… Continue

Posted on May 23, 2011 at 10:42am

Emergence

Ribless Briggs dory coming to life. My Fiance and I are building this together, for a 2012 honeymoon in the Grand.

Posted on May 20, 2011 at 10:13am — 6 Comments

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At 5:37pm on February 12, 2013, Marc Tittle said…

Thanks for the info and photo, I plan on figuring something out. Also, what did you use on the exterior wall in reference to your cockpit drain? Your recent boat turned out really well! Have you had the opportunity to take her out? I picked up my plans from Andy, and continuing advice to make my Nevills boat eventually happen. Marc

At 7:10am on February 12, 2013, Marc Tittle said…

Hey, I am building a stitch and glue Nevills boat. The hull is so shallow that a self-bailing rowers cockpit would end up as a sit on top. Since cataract boats have an extremely wet design, I wanted to pick your brain about bilge pumps. It appears you have spent a chunk of time trying different options. I am wondering what choices have worked best for you? Type of pump, plumbing diameter, etc, and etc. Also, info from anyone else would be appreciated. Thanks Marc

At 7:29am on August 8, 2011, Jim Rubino said…

Hey Jeremy:  that looks like a familiar stage on your Briggs - hope that comes together well for you.  I too got some plans from Andy back in 2000 and cobbled together my Briggs boat, just returned from my 6th Grand trip with it on a 25,000 flow, best ride ever.

 

best, Jim

At 6:57am on June 3, 2011, Jim Rubino said…

Hey Jeremy:  hope you had a great float, let me know what happened, looking at your fetal briggs brings back old memories, can't believe it's been 10 years since I built mine.

 

best to you, Jim

At 6:26pm on March 23, 2010, Jon Koenig said…
Alright! hope to explore down there while out in the split mtn area, do a loop type of trip. have wanted to experience that river. the boulder boat works boat is great, i love it, i don't have any other experience with other dory boat lines & construction, but compared to my rafting background, its paradise.
At 12:19pm on December 10, 2009, Robb Grubb said…
Jeremy,

Thanks for the info, I have not started on the interior yet, so your input is very helpful.

Cheers,

Robb
www.RiverTraining.net
At 12:19pm on December 7, 2009, Robb Grubb said…
Jeremy,

I am in the planning stages of a decked dory and am picking the brains of all you dory guys regarding hatch design. One of the photos on your page (great photos by the way!) "flip test" got me thinking of the water tightness of prolonged exposure to water such as a flip. Did the water stay out? Any photos or guidance you could send along of hatch design would be appreciated...

Cheers,

Robb Grubb
 
 
 

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