Randy Sorensen
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I'm in over my head
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About a year ago I purchased a drift boat project.  I was told the boat is a "stitch and glue" style boat patterned after a "modified Freestone Classic pattern".  I have watched several drift boat…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bennett Yarbrough Mar 7.

 

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Bennett Yarbrough replied to Randy Sorensen's discussion I'm in over my head
"I like the new dierks system. It's slick and easy to use. I do have the regal foot pedal though and I think it's nice to look at. Works fine with 3/8s rope though it suggests 1/2 to 5/8. For oarlock sockets I got some bronze bushings from…"
Mar 7
Randy Sorensen replied to Randy Sorensen's discussion I'm in over my head
"Hello All, Thanks for all your help.  I am much more confident that i can complete this project. I am looking now for some finish hardware so I can make plans around them.  Does anyone have recommendations for anchor systems?  I am…"
Mar 7
tungsten replied to Randy Sorensen's discussion I'm in over my head
"Well thats good news if the seams are all ok.Looks like the builder did a good job with the fillets and tape.What you'll need now is to familiarize yourself with epoxy and thickeners.That gap at the top of the stem can be filled,you just need…"
Feb 28
Eric Loudenslager replied to Randy Sorensen's discussion I'm in over my head
"I'm a stitch and glue builder. From the posted pictures looks like you have a hull that can be finished into a fine boat. The one question I have is whether the there is any twist in the hull.  Usually in plywood boat construction with a…"
Feb 27
Randy Sorensen replied to Randy Sorensen's discussion I'm in over my head
"Hey Rick, This is what I was told: Bottom: 3 fiberglass layer and 6 Epoxy layers Sides: 1 fiber 2 epoxy Chines: 1 Honeycomb still tape 2 epoxy inside and out  Aero Marine Products"
Feb 27
Rick Newman replied to Randy Sorensen's discussion I'm in over my head
"Indeed he is. He is very responsible for the development of the S&G drift boats. He has donated a lot of time and effort to the continuation of this species of boat. Respectfully, Rick Newman"
Feb 27
Randy Sorensen replied to Randy Sorensen's discussion I'm in over my head
"I will soon remove the seating and fly deck.  I will send pics after the removal.  From what I can see there is no obvious problem with the seams except at the top of the bow."
Feb 27
Randy Sorensen replied to Randy Sorensen's discussion I'm in over my head
"Sandy is posting pics today. He is very helpful."
Feb 27
tungsten replied to Randy Sorensen's discussion I'm in over my head
"From the pics the glass and fillet work seem ok,the gunnels look like they have been outside for a while. Lets start with the Fiberglass,it appears to be the right stuff.What your looking for is white spots under the glass,this means air trapped.Are…"
Feb 27
Rick Newman replied to Randy Sorensen's discussion I'm in over my head
"The stem is actually fine. The construction is correct for a S&G boat. The place that your and all drift boats suffers the greatest damage in overall use is the sides of the boat at the waterline. That is where you will unfortunately hit rocks…"
Feb 26
Randy Sorensen replied to Randy Sorensen's discussion I'm in over my head
"I have contacted Sandy. I will be posting on their site soon. Thanks"
Feb 26
Thomas Hood replied to Randy Sorensen's discussion I'm in over my head
"Have you tried the forum at Montana River Boats?  http://montana-riverboats.com/index.php?fpage=Driftboats/&slideshow    They build boats stitch and glue and might be of a little more help although I'm sure there are…"
Feb 26
Randy Sorensen replied to Randy Sorensen's discussion I'm in over my head
"Rick, I disassembled the stem, took some pictures and posted them in my photos.  The water damage does not look too bad to me.  The bow line looks straight.  Please advise on what you think I should do to to fix the stem.  I…"
Feb 26
Rick Newman commented on Randy Sorensen's photo
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"The edit function is not letting my post. At the end of the fourth line it should say delaminated rather than solid. Thennext to last sentence should read suffered delamination. Good luck. Rick"
Feb 25
Rick Newman commented on Randy Sorensen's photo
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"I don't have enough time tonight to answer your questions. Suffice to say it isn't that bad. It is all fixable! You will have to take apart things like the gunnel and the stem. I think you may be at least the third owner. The first one did…"
Feb 25
Randy Sorensen replied to Randy Sorensen's discussion I'm in over my head
"Thanks Rick I posted some pictures on my profile. My goal is to get this boat fishable by mid summer/fall. My first issue is where is this boat in the building process and where do I start.  I do not have any written plans. I am concerned…"
Feb 25

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Unfinished Freestone

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