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Oh Boy! Here we go again. Salvage restoration.
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Just found another field queen waiting to be restored. Good sides but bottom inside chines are rotted out; which actually is a good thing because the boat drained leaving the sides, seats, and ribs…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Richard Sutherland Apr 9.

Salvage or restoration drift boat in Boise, Idaho
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This boat is listed on Craig's list in Boise, Idaho. Appears to be a 16' Don Hill kit boat…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.

 

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Richard Sutherland replied to Richard Sutherland's discussion Oh Boy! Here we go again. Salvage restoration.
"Thanks for your suggestion. I am familiar with MDO in another life as a wood products mill manager. I still like marine plywood. The bottom and sides are salvageable with a little trimming. New chines out of white ash I have done in my prior…"
Apr 9
robert godard replied to Richard Sutherland's discussion Oh Boy! Here we go again. Salvage restoration.
"might I suggest..... a new bottom using MDO.  I've used it on my current powerboat build, and have fallen in love with this stuff.  Do not confuse MDO with MDF....two totally different things.  Medium Density Overlay.  Tough…"
Apr 9
Bennett Yarbrough replied to Richard Sutherland's discussion Oh Boy! Here we go again. Salvage restoration.
"I was kind of joking. It would be pretty cool if you could squeeze oil into a boat though"
Mar 29
Richard Sutherland replied to Richard Sutherland's discussion Oh Boy! Here we go again. Salvage restoration.
"I've seen vacuum filling with small objects; but a whole boat? Have you ever done it or seen it done? Would need a powerful vacuum pump."
Mar 29
Bennett Yarbrough replied to Richard Sutherland's discussion Oh Boy! Here we go again. Salvage restoration.
"Get a new bottom on then see if you can vacuum bag oil into everything else.  you know, for science. this'll be a good one to watch"
Mar 29
Richard Sutherland replied to Paul Koehn's discussion Greg Tatum boat
"Look up "Rot Doctor". A good line of products to fix rot problems."
Mar 1
Guy Fredrickson replied to Richard Sutherland's discussion 14' Don Hill Drift Boat Restoration
"Excellent work!!!"
Aug 10, 2018
CWarmouth replied to Richard Sutherland's discussion 14' Don Hill Drift Boat Restoration
"Absolutely wonderful, Richard. Who would know that is the same boat? I'm sorry that you and I have not gotten together. We live so close to each other. I can think of a lot places in Idaho where that boat would be perfect. How fun would it be…"
Aug 10, 2018
Richard Sutherland replied to Richard Sutherland's discussion 14' Don Hill Drift Boat Restoration
Apr 5, 2018
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, 2018
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, 2018
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, 2018
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

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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

Posted on May 24, 2018 at 8:30am

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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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