Peter Honsberger
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Question - side patch
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Hey folks!I have a question/plan to do a side patch where it attaches to the inner chine. Am currently replacing the rotted section of the inner chine and a small piece of frame.I've attached a…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Peter Honsberger Sep 21.

Would love help identifying this boat
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Thank you in advance!!3 months into my restoration project. I have searched a ton of photos, plans, etc. on this site and others. I like to know the history of all things, my boat has baffled me.…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Peter Honsberger Jun 1.

Wooden Drift Boat Restoration/Presevation (New Member)
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Hello folks!New to this forum, but have been reading it for about 2 months! Excellent content!!!By way of introduction, I have had on my bucket list for years a wooden boat restoration. That dream is…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rick Newman Jan 29.

 

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Peter Honsberger replied to Peter Honsberger's discussion Question - side patch
"Hey Sandy!! Hope you continue to feel better!!! Took a break from the boat and headed for the Smokey mountains last week. Just me, my tent and my fly rod! 5 days. It was a awesome. Zero cell service. Got my center back... This is great and something…"
Sep 21
Sandy Pittendrigh replied to Peter Honsberger's discussion Question - side patch
"The only boat I know of that's 49" on the bottom is a Montana Riverboats Beavertail, which was meant to be built as a stitch and glue boat.  Without any ribs. When I build those I ignore that 1/2" sliver either side of the…"
Sep 15
Peter Honsberger replied to Rick Newman's discussion Drift Boat refinish
"Looking great Rick!!! You know it's amazing to me how differently I look at boat pics now than I did 7 months ago when I started my restoration. I guess that means I've learned a few things along the way. Thanks to people like you who…"
Sep 11
Peter Honsberger replied to Peter Honsberger's discussion Question - side patch
"Thanks Rick!!!  That's probably what I'll do. Just was a little concerned with the integrity of the bottom with the additional joints. But if you say good to go, I'll take that direction.  She's coming…"
Sep 9
Rick Newman replied to Peter Honsberger's discussion Question - side patch
"Peter, you could also do a more traditional scarf joint with 1 in 12 ratio on either side of the boat. Same concept as in the middle of the boat when plywood is commonly scarfed together. Plenty of examples of how to do so on here. Nothing special…"
Sep 9
Peter Honsberger replied to Peter Honsberger's discussion Question - side patch
"Another thought occurred to me.  Lap scarf about a 3" x 2' piece on either side of the bottom piece at the widest point. Center the bottom on the boat. Then attach. There would then be only a 1/2" area either side which sits on…"
Sep 9
Peter Honsberger replied to Peter Honsberger's discussion Question - side patch
"Quick question. Run into a little bit of a dilemma. The boat bottom at its widest point is 49" edge to edge. (Ain't it always the way...) 48" is the norm in plywood, as you all know.  Have any of you run into this problem? The…"
Sep 8
Peter Honsberger replied to Peter Honsberger's discussion Question - side patch
"Hey Jonathan! The link worked. Just what I was looking for!! It's pretty much what I was thinking of doing, but to have it laid out like this by AJ is perfect! I'll modify slightly to follow AJ's lead. Generally I'm a visual guy,…"
Sep 2
Jonathan Clarke replied to Peter Honsberger's discussion Question - side patch
"You might check AJ DeRosa's post from February, 2009 on doing in-place scarfs on the side of a boat.  Maybe this URL will work: http://woodenboatpeople.org/profiles/blogs/in-place-plywood-scarf-for"
Sep 2
Peter Honsberger replied to Peter Honsberger's discussion Question - side patch
"Hey Ants! This is great info! Especially since I'm putting a new bottom on and will have to scarf the 2 new pieces for that as well. I really appreciate your help! Many thanks!! Peter"
Sep 1
Ants Uiga replied to Peter Honsberger's discussion Question - side patch
"The general practice when cutting out plywood (or fiberglass) patches is to use a joint that is more scary flint than butt joint.  A scarf joint provides much more area for the new and Los material to bond.  For scarf joints, a 1:12 ratio…"
Aug 31
Peter Honsberger replied to Peter Honsberger's discussion Would love help identifying this boat
"Thanks Kurt! Really looking forward to getting her back on the river."
Jun 1
Kurt Selisch replied to Peter Honsberger's discussion Would love help identifying this boat
"It's a good look'n boat Peter. And from the pics appears well built. Very cool it's a double ender! Don't see many anymore. My Great Grandfather had a double ender Kiawanda dory and I have always had a soft spot for them. Enjoy!!"
Jun 1
Peter Honsberger replied to Peter Honsberger's discussion Would love help identifying this boat
"Thanks Rick! See my reply to Kurt. I agree as well. Good stuff!"
May 31
Peter Honsberger replied to Peter Honsberger's discussion Would love help identifying this boat
"Kurt, This is really good info! Thanks!  I did did some searching today and think that you are right on the money. The glen-L plans are close. Going to see if there are similar plans as well. This is the closest we've come to identifying…"
May 31
Rick Newman replied to Peter Honsberger's discussion Would love help identifying this boat
"I haven't yet commented but I agree fully with Kurt's comments. Visit the Glen-L website to see what we mean. Rick N"
May 31

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Hometown:
Nashville
About Me:
Grew up on and around my grandfather's wooden power boats all my formative years. He shared his love of the beauty and craftsmanship of these boats. These were his passion.As a tribute to him, I have been on a quest to own and restore one of these. I now have that opportunity to do so and combine my own passion for fly fishing with a restoration of a beautiful wooden drift boat. The process has begun. Other than being on a river with a rod, can't say when I've had this much fun!
Boats I own:
Wooden drift boat

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