Michael Rosso
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  • Northville, MI
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Materials Cost - Double Ender
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Hello fellow sawdust producers!I'm considering Mr. Fletcher's 16' double ender with transom for my next build.  My last was on a strongback and I swore I'd never go that route again.Can any one give…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rick Newman Oct 17, 2012.

Oar lock height quick fix
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I designed my seat too high in relation to the oar locks.   I'll either make new, higher oarlocks or re-design my seat to be lower... next year.   In the mean time, does any one know if there is an…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by lhedrick Nov 22, 2012.

Using CAD for patterns?
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There may or may not be related content on this site but I just couldn't come up with search terms that gave me any luck.  I have ideas that I would like to model for a new boat.  I'm considering…Continue

Tags: Templates, Models, Patterns, 3D, 2D

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Rosso Oct 16, 2012.

Oars 101
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As my drift boat nears completion, I'm beginning to realize how little I know about selecting proper oars.  I will be using the boat exclusively on flat, Midwest water with moderate currents. I've…Continue

Tags: oars, material, choosing, type, selection

Started this discussion. Last reply by Phillip Westendorf Jun 27, 2012.

 

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Michael Rosso replied to James Prepura's discussion painting the sides of my drift boat
"Dorf, How well are your oars balanced?  I purchased a set of 8'6" ones for my  boat and I find them too long and underweight at the grips.  It doesn't make for particularly easy operation.  I'm considering…"
Apr 11, 2017
Michael Rosso replied to James Prepura's discussion painting the sides of my drift boat
"Hey Phil! It's been too long.  The boat looks amazing!  Nice idea making that transom wider on the bottom.  I'll bet it made installing those stringers easier.. I got your message yesterday and I'm going to try my…"
Apr 7, 2017
Michael Rosso replied to James Prepura's discussion painting the sides of my drift boat
"James, This is actually the first time I'm seeing these pics!  I remember thinking, " Why is this guy following me?..."  Any who, my boat is only painted on the outside.  All of the interior is mahogany marine ply and…"
Apr 7, 2017
Michael Rosso commented on John Kappus's photo
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PRIMER ON

"Wow.  Now THAT'S a sexy bottom."
Nov 5, 2013
Michael Rosso commented on Rick Newman's photo
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An example of Mike Baker's excellent woodwork.

"Wow.   Absolutely stunning, Mike.  Love how you capped off the stem and notched in the rails.  Very cool."
May 20, 2013
Michael Rosso commented on Michael Rosso's photo
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"Thanks, Guy. The fenders were purchased through a company called Six Roblee's out in WA along with the axle, hubsets, wheels and leaf springs.  Everything else I fabricated in a couple of weekends. "
Mar 28, 2013
Guy Fredrickson commented on Michael Rosso's photo
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"Wow Michael.  Awesome job!  Did you form the wheel wells yourself too?  Regardless, it's very impressive work.  Guy"
Mar 27, 2013
Michael Rosso replied to Frank R's discussion Orvis Drift boat
"This boat, while not pretty definitely is an example of form following function.  Michigan rivers, at least the ones that I've been on, are fairly slow and flat with a lot of sand bars.  Rocker isn't needed and if you can…"
Mar 27, 2013
Michael Rosso replied to Frank R's discussion Orvis Drift boat
"I actually met the guy who builds these at the wooden boat show in Traverse City last July.  This is the first time I've seen it actually advertised, though.  The boat in the pic is exactly the one he had on display.  The way…"
Mar 26, 2013
Michael Rosso commented on Michael Rosso's photo
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"Ready to install some carpeted bunks...   "
Mar 26, 2013
Michael Rosso commented on Michael Rosso's photo
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"Just returned from having it hot-dipped at the local galvanizer."
Mar 26, 2013
Michael Rosso commented on Richard Korte's photo
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243-Interior done

"I've never heard of Durabak before.  I've been looking into cheaper alternatives than taking a boat into have it sprayed with bedliner.  I figured there MUST be alternatives.   How does Durabak hold up?"
Mar 26, 2013
Michael Rosso commented on David Payne's photo
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"Thanks for the info!  I'd love to purchase plans for one of his kits someday.   They seem to be well suited for flat-water rivers like the ones near me."
Mar 25, 2013
Michael Rosso commented on David Payne's photo
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"I've always wondered what Jason Cajune says to use as the interior coating?   The boat looks fantastic.  I've always loved this design.   Did you use plascore for the bottom?"
Mar 25, 2013
Michael Rosso commented on Richard Korte's photo
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44-On the Cowlitz-1st voyage of "Out West".

"Nice little boat!   What did you coat the bottom with?  How thick were your strips milled?  What's the final weight?   Sorry, just curious!"
Mar 25, 2013
Michael Rosso commented on Josh Wieschowski's photo
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"good ol' fashioned hand planed scarfs?   Love it!"
Mar 25, 2013

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Hometown:
Royal Oak
About Me:
Raised by squirrels. Will work for nuts. Inherently afraid of cars, yet can't stop running in front of them.
Shot with BB gun while attempting to steal birdseed. Discovered by real parents in hospital.
Boats I own:
14' perception kayak.

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