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Salvage or restoration drift boat in Boise, Idaho
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This boat is listed on Craig's…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Richard Sutherland May 27, 2017.

Question/Opinion: Bottom protection
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Which is better, i.e., ease of application, durability, scuff/damage resistant, repair: fiberglass with resin or epoxy with graphite?Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by brett wolfe Apr 22, 2017.

Oars
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Just got some strange oars for $40. 9 footers encased in fiberglass and painted brown. Removed the fiberglass and sanded the remaining epoxy and paint off. Walah! Pretty good looking ash oars. One…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Richard Sutherland Aug 24, 2016.

14' Don Hill Drift Boat Restoration
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Richard Sutherland Apr 5.

 

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Richard Sutherland replied to Richard Sutherland's discussion 14' Don Hill Drift Boat Restoration
Apr 5
Richard Sutherland replied to Randy's discussion Selling my Ostrm built boat
"How much? Where in central Oregon? I'm in Boise, Id. I just sold a refurbished/restored 14" Don Hill for $2300."
Mar 24
Richard Sutherland replied to Kirk Miller's discussion Smoker Oar restoration
"I refinished some wood oars filling the cracks with T-88  two part epoxy without cutting the v. Worked great. If you save some sawdust from sanding you can mix that in for strength. After sanding, I finished with Total Boat penetrating epoxy,…"
Mar 17
Richard Sutherland replied to Richard Sutherland's discussion 14' Don Hill Drift Boat Restoration
"Finally got it done. Funny thing: a lady bought it with three oars to hang upside down from her ceiling in her mountain cabin. Paid $2300. Now need to find another project boat. Anybody near Boise, Idaho have one to restore? Pics attached."
Mar 5
Richard Sutherland replied to Bennett Yarbrough's discussion Baker 17x54 build
"Where can I get that anchor pulley hardware?"
Nov 24, 2017
Richard Sutherland replied to Bennett Yarbrough's discussion Baker 17x54 build
"Is the Durabak waterproof? Do you now have a floating bathtub?"
Oct 11, 2017
Richard Sutherland replied to Bennett Yarbrough's discussion Totalboat
"The Rot Dr. CPES, Clear Penetrating Epoxy System. is the best. It actually penetrates deep into the wood, new or old. 50/50 mixture with good working time. Used Total Boat penetrating epoxy and it was more like a varnish. Not much penetration and…"
Sep 4, 2017
Richard Sutherland replied to Brian's discussion Time to sell the Woodie
"Got the pics. Thanks. Nice rebuild. I am rebuilding a 14' MacKinzy. Fortunately only the chines and 3/4" of the bottom of the sides were rotted. Just trimmed away the 3/4" and installed new white oak chines. Undecided whether to paint…"
Jul 20, 2017
Richard Sutherland replied to Brian's discussion Time to sell the Woodie
"Where are the pictures?"
Jul 20, 2017
Richard Sutherland replied to Richard Sutherland's discussion Salvage or restoration drift boat in Boise, Idaho
"I did it! Brought it home since it was headed to the dump. Now what? Sanded bottom and sides; applied epoxy sealer to bottom. Now will store until done with 14 footer."
May 27, 2017
Richard Sutherland replied to Richard Sutherland's discussion Salvage or restoration drift boat in Boise, Idaho
"Good question. Don't know the answer. Just a guess from limited experience."
May 14, 2017
Gregg Maddock replied to Richard Sutherland's discussion Salvage or restoration drift boat in Boise, Idaho
"How can you tell it is a Don Hill vs an Tatman or Don Hill kit?"
May 13, 2017
Gregg Maddock replied to Richard Sutherland's discussion Salvage or restoration drift boat in Boise, Idaho
"Are getting another one to match that 14 footer?"
May 13, 2017
Richard Sutherland replied to Richard Sutherland's discussion 14' Don Hill Drift Boat Restoration
"Back at it again. Totally refinished and two part epoxy filled all parts. Made new chine. Now gluing last of front and rear chine pieces. Next is to refit sides."
May 11, 2017
Richard Sutherland commented on Tom Burton's blog post Drift Boat Kit
"Just saw this post. Do you still have the kit. I am just finishing a restore of the same boat. Looking for the next project."
Apr 24, 2017
brett wolfe replied to Richard Sutherland's discussion Question/Opinion: Bottom protection
"thanks for the input on the durable bottom finish,I'm just getting back into working on the boat from a long winter here in Wisconsin. next step is glassing the bottom and was just looking for other than just graphite in the top coats,just…"
Apr 22, 2017

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Which is better, i.e., stronger, scuff resistant, easier to apply: fiberglass cloth with resin or epoxy with graphite?

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Smaller drift boat trailer wanted Boise,ID

Looking for a smaller drift boat trailer in or near Boise, Idaho. Similar to the one pictured. Can't exceed 6' (72 inches) total width. Must fit 48" bottom. e-mail: LtSuth@AOL.com…

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At 4:24pm on July 13, 2016, Scott Hepler said…
The wood is Ash
At 4:23pm on July 13, 2016, Scott Hepler said…
That is good that was used for the gunnels on a drift boat, that is epoxy thickened with wood flower
 
 
 

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