Jim Hill
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Larch
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I was wondering if anyone had an opinion on the use of Larch. The small amount of research that I have done seems to suggest that it has many of the same properties as Douglas fir. It apparently is…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Shawn Baker Feb 12.

Port Orford Cedar
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I ran across an ad for what may be a deal on some boat building cedar. It's on Craigslist, Olympic Peninsula (Washington), just type in cedar thats how I found it. I have no idea who is selling it or…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Orvis Nielsen Oct 17, 2015.

G/flex epoxy glue
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Just wondering if anyone has ever used this product, it is made by West System. I was going to use it on my gunnel scarf joints if I get some positive feedback. Thanks in advance.    JimContinue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rick Newman Mar 7, 2015.

Stacking Boats
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I very rarely have ever seen boats stacked on a trailer on the Olympic Peninsula. I do know however that it is fairly common in other places. In order to do it I know that the front fly deck must be…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jim Hill Feb 25, 2015.

 

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Shawn Baker replied to Jim Hill's discussion Larch
"Read Pete Culler On Boatbuilding...traditional boatbuilding materials were whatever local materials were available to the builder.  :) We're spoiled to have so many choices shipped to us nowadays.I'm using ash for my gunnels...but…"
Feb 12
Bennett Yarbrough replied to Jim Hill's discussion Larch
"No experience with it, but the stats on wood database say it’s about the same just a little more dense and a little less prone to movement. I substituted cypress and so far a year in there doesn’t seem to be any problems.  I did…"
Jan 27
Jim Hill replied to Robb Grubb's discussion FREE DRIFT BOAT ROWING LESSON !
"Me three, you never know what you don't know...right?"
Mar 25, 2018
Orvis Nielsen replied to Jim Hill's discussion Port Orford Cedar
"There is also a guy who sells boat building grade Port Orford cedar a couple of miles north of Gold Beach Oregon very nice guy to do business with. His lumber is rough cut and full dimension. So a 2x8 is a 2x8. I think his prices are fair.  "
Oct 17, 2015
Jim Hill replied to Chad Powell's discussion Marine Grade Plywood
Mar 28, 2015
Jim Hill replied to Zach Miller's discussion Any one have a clue about this boat?
"Appears to be a nice looking boat, I would fish it as is!    Congrats"
Mar 22, 2015
Jim Hill replied to Warren Gibbs's discussion anchor weight and style
"I have found that 3 sided pyramid styles are far superior to the more standard 4 sided. The weight is up to you. For me personally, 30 is plenty. To avoid tearing up the river bed I just anchor up a few feet further off the current"
Mar 9, 2015
Rick Newman replied to Jim Hill's discussion G/flex epoxy glue
"Dorf, that's a good story that shows the capabilities of G_Flex and the knowledge of the Gougeon family. They were and are pioneers in the world of epoxy. Rick N"
Mar 7, 2015
Phillip Westendorf replied to Jim Hill's discussion G/flex epoxy glue
"I had an application to repair a local High School's Mascot in their football field.  It is a 14' long three ft tall Black Panther carving (not a chainsaw)from a White Oak Tree Trunk.  Our local carving club was asked to replace…"
Mar 6, 2015
tungsten replied to Jim Hill's discussion G/flex epoxy glue
"Basically its just  pre thickened epoxy,just like sys 3 gel magic.If you have epoxy already then just thicken with the proper fillers. Like most epoxy the glue is stronger then the wood,so care must be taken when gluing not to have a dry…"
Mar 6, 2015
Rick Newman replied to Jim Hill's discussion G/flex epoxy glue
"On the woodenboatforum.com it is very popular and used often. Rick Newman"
Mar 5, 2015
Jim Hill replied to Jim Hill's discussion Stacking Boats
"Thanks, it really isn`t a bad idea I`m sure the price of gas will be going up again soon!"
Feb 25, 2015
David Jensen replied to Jim Hill's discussion Stacking Boats
"I think we stacked 4 Keith Steele wood boats about 30 years ago.  We ran the Illinois (portaged the last part of the Green Wall).  It was spring, and too much snow to safely use Bear Camp road from Agness to Grants Pass, so we went South…"
Feb 24, 2015
Rick Newman replied to Jim Hill's discussion Introduction/Question
"Jim, sounds good. I have to assume that showing up after a freshet has brought new fish in will be around. I have to assume that they move pretty quickly. The question is how quickly do I need to make a break for the OP. I have fished there a few…"
Jan 19, 2015
Jim Hill replied to Jim Hill's discussion Introduction/Question
"Sounds like "If it ain`t broke don`t fix it" nothing wrong with that in my book! Rick, Please do get ahold of me if you are coming this way, my local grapevine is big enough that I should be able to at least point you in the right…"
Jan 19, 2015
Rick Newman replied to Jim Hill's discussion Introduction/Question
"Jim, I have a feeling that the standard dimensions for the frame material will be just fine. They have worked in many drift boats. Framed drift boats get their strength from the combination of their parts. The frame members hold the plywood in…"
Jan 18, 2015

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Hometown:
Port Angeles
About Me:
Lifetime avid hunter/fisherman. 2 great boys that I hope some day appreciate the Out of Doors as much as I do.
Boats I own:
16x54 Willie Drift Boat, 18' North River Seahawk

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