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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

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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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