Hi All, Seems a buddy and myself will be finding ourselves out in the Forest Grove area of Oregon for a friend's wedding in early Oct. - going to parlay it into a short fishing trip. Being a…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by John Greenleaf Sep 10, 2012.
Finally got around to getting some pay-backs on a piece of mahogany I've been holding a grudge with for quite a spell. Two winters ago (about this time of year) a particular rail decided it didn't want to be a part of my nice new drift boat. When I decided to "force" the issue it decided to push back. Actually, it was more of a recoil; darn thing split and punched his way through some plywood in the process...…Continue
Posted on March 2, 2012 at 5:30pm — 5 Comments
I've always been fascinated by the history of stuff and wooden boats are no exception. I'm actually a bit jealous when I read all the neat stuff written by Brad, Roger, and others; it would seem you people out west have a much more "storied" history than us folks here in PA.
Besides, differences in the types of rivers and the availability of plywood, I would guess the biggest reason for us not having much of a wooden boat history is due to pollution. By the mid 1800's we had…Continue
Posted on December 16, 2010 at 12:17pm — 4 Comments
Well, this is it - the grand finale of this big ol' project.
After having finished the insides, I re-flipped the boat and got back to what was left undone on the exterior of the hull. I woul have done this back when the boat was still upside down the first time, but there was some stuff on backorder and I'm impatient; so, here I am flipping the boat again.
Coated the bottom with the graphite & epoxy for about 4 coats. Then I…Continue
Posted on July 20, 2010 at 11:22am — 5 Comments
In response to Gavin's comment #3 regarding my last blog post:
Yes I'm still in PA; in so far as any potential internet burglars may be concerned. Sorry we couldn't connect on the Lehigh river, all I can say is you HAVE to get fishing with me and Jimmy - the sulphur hatch is really bringing out some strange browns; they're taking # 2/0 creek chub flies. We needed some really big tippet.
Posted on July 3, 2010 at 8:00pm — 2 Comments