Pete Weisbeck
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I finally finished my boat....and it floats!
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I finally after more than a year off and on finished my 16' with a transom....and it floats like a cork. I was worried that it would sit too low but it only has a few inches of draft. We launched it…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Pete Weisbeck Jul 6, 2017.

Should I keep the osprey head or fair the stem? hmmm....
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I always come back to this forum for boat building wisdom. I had 5" of stem left that I was going to fair with the shape of the bow but I couldn't resist putting my favorite shape on it...an osprey…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by craig curtis May 18, 2017.

Do I need inserts for oarlocks or just hardwood?
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Clueless rookie here again...I just ordered cobra oarlocks from NRS...I was wondering if a 5/8" hole through a thick piece of walnut would be good enough or do I need to find some plastic inserts..I…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike Baker May 5, 2017.

2" oars won't fir into 2" oarlocks?
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Another newbie question from a rookie boat builder...I bought some 2" open horn oarlocks and leather collars from fisheries supply to go with 2" Barkley sound oars...but they simply won't…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike Baker May 3, 2017.

 

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Brad Dimock replied to Pete Weisbeck's discussion What is the pine tar for in the boat soup?
"I'm late to the party here, but my boat soup recipe is this: Boiled Linseed Oil Turpentine (some smells great, others awful. Find one that smells nice) Petit Z-Spar Cyprian's or Flagship Varnish one:one:one A dollop of Pine Tar for color…"
Dec 11, 2017
Pete Weisbeck replied to Pete Weisbeck's discussion I finally finished my boat....and it floats!
"I bought 2 oars and leathers from Barkley sound in Canada, they are first rate, and made the 3rd from a mix of doug fir and spruce I had in the shop...I've even been invited to bring my boat to the Bighorn basin folk art festival and give a…"
Jul 6, 2017
Joe Embrey replied to Pete Weisbeck's discussion I finally finished my boat....and it floats!
"Beautiful!!! Pete did you make your oars? I too am just finishing a 16' with a transom and am getting ready to try and build oars."
Jul 6, 2017
Kurt Selisch replied to Pete Weisbeck's discussion I finally finished my boat....and it floats!
"Beautiful boat Pete! Great job and cheers to the maiden float. "
Jun 14, 2017
Tom Martin replied to Pete Weisbeck's discussion I finally finished my boat....and it floats!
"Very nicely done Pete! You reminded me of the time I took my build to the local town lake, launched it off the trailer, and... by gum... it floated! Have a wonderful journey!!!"
Jun 13, 2017
craig curtis replied to Pete Weisbeck's discussion Should I keep the osprey head or fair the stem? hmmm....
"I like the idea of it being removable, them you could change it out for other things, like a camera mount it other carvings."
May 18, 2017
Bennett Yarbrough replied to Pete Weisbeck's discussion Should I keep the osprey head or fair the stem? hmmm....
"Your boat, your rules.  I'd say keep it until you feel like getting rid of it."
May 14, 2017
Pete Weisbeck replied to Pete Weisbeck's discussion Should I keep the osprey head or fair the stem? hmmm....
"Thanks for the replies friends....I was a little concerned about anything interfering with casting off the bow...also my friend that is going to make the cover wouldn't like my little osprey head...but the old hippy in me needs to see this…"
May 14, 2017
Rick Newman replied to Pete Weisbeck's discussion Should I keep the osprey head or fair the stem? hmmm....
"With that attachment method in mind keep it! Rick N"
May 13, 2017
Jonathan Clarke replied to Pete Weisbeck's discussion Should I keep the osprey head or fair the stem? hmmm....
"Chris is right, but there may a solution that provides for the best of both worlds:  One of the men who helped build my boat was a talented woodcarver.  He carved a "leaping trout" figure and mounted it to an aluminum arrow…"
May 12, 2017
chris towles replied to Pete Weisbeck's discussion Should I keep the osprey head or fair the stem? hmmm....
"Anything on a boat that can catch fly lines and clothing usually will. Dont ask how i know..."
May 12, 2017
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Should I keep the osprey or fair the stem?

"Thanks Brandon, fiberglass and varnish on the outside and 2 coats of ship and shore, then 3 coats of dalys teak oil on the inside.  It's been one hell of a learning experience..."
May 12, 2017
Mike Baker replied to Pete Weisbeck's discussion Should I keep the osprey head or fair the stem? hmmm....
"One vote for leave it. Good looking boat."
May 12, 2017
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Should I keep the osprey or fair the stem?

"Let it ride, custom and full of character. Beautiful boat btw! What, if I might ask, did you use for a finish on her?"
May 12, 2017
Mike Baker replied to Pete Weisbeck's discussion Do I need inserts for oarlocks or just hardwood?
"Welcome, great source for anchor rope too."
May 5, 2017

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Hometown:
Thermopolis, WY
About Me:
home design and construction , been a carpenter for 40 years.
Website:
http://weisbeckconstruction.com
Boats I own:
2 kayaks, 2 canoes and a stinkpot(moterboat)

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