Shawn Baker
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Roger Fletcher just posted on Facebook of Jerry's passing: "JERRY BRIGGS -- We lose another river legend - a great guy who made significant contributions to river dory deign and use. In addition to…Continue

Started Feb 14

Whitewater Dory build in Montana (was: Fir vs Meranti dory floor)
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This will be heavily glassed and painted on both sides, not worried about fir checking which is better for stiffness and strength as a floor core material?Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Guy Fredrickson Sep 7.

 

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Guy Fredrickson replied to Shawn Baker's discussion Whitewater Dory build in Montana (was: Fir vs Meranti dory floor)
"Congratulations! That's a major accomplishment. And it looks like you did a fantastic job all the way!"
Sep 7
Shawn Baker replied to Charles Schelin's discussion I am looking for a light wood to make oars.
"Here's a great tutorial, but it baffles me the author used yellow polypro.  hahahttp://shoelessmusings.blogspot.com/2013/10/serving-you-perfect-oar-wrap.htmlInner/outer turks head for bulk makes sense, thanks. Mine just got a water-based…"
Sep 5
Shawn Baker replied to Charles Schelin's discussion I am looking for a light wood to make oars.
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Sep 5
Shawn Baker replied to Charles Schelin's discussion I am looking for a light wood to make oars.
"Do you love the turks head oar stops?  I was thinking of the same for mine.  The plastic ones are so noisy and don't fit the soul of a wooden oar!!Did you do a TH over a core?  I was thinking like 8 lead, 5 bight with the same…"
Sep 5
Shawn Baker replied to Shawn Baker's discussion Whitewater Dory build in Montana (was: Fir vs Meranti dory floor)
"Had a great launch with beautiful weather and an overnight trip on the Flathead with my daughter and our friends."
Sep 4
Shawn Baker replied to Charles Schelin's discussion I am looking for a light wood to make oars.
"Interesting that you used tulip poplar.  It's a very resilient wood.  Hadn't heard of using it for oars, but that makes sense.  What is your current shaft dimension?  My old ones were 1.75" round, and I tapered…"
Aug 28
Shawn Baker replied to Shawn Baker's discussion Whitewater Dory build in Montana (was: Fir vs Meranti dory floor)
"Followup: based on the directions from my plan designer, I built my dory right-side up, but blocked the bow/stern up and forced the midships down with braces up to my roof trusses (similar detail as recommended by Capt. Culler)IMG_6247.jpg I made…"
Aug 28
Shawn Baker replied to Charles Schelin's discussion I am looking for a light wood to make oars.
"I have to agree with Ants. Use what is locally available to you.  If you MUST go for something high-end, then order sitka spruce, Port Orford cedar, or Alaska Yellow cedar. I've built 16 oars now, all fir.  The ones that felt heavy…"
Aug 28
Shawn Baker replied to Shawn Baker's discussion Whitewater Dory build in Montana (was: Fir vs Meranti dory floor)
"Flipped the boat once more to glass the underside of the deck hatch lips I added...glass doesn't like to hang upside down! Time for latches, gunnel bolts, and hinges. Launching Sunday!"
Aug 28
J. Snider replied to Shawn Baker's discussion Whitewater Dory build in Montana (was: Fir vs Meranti dory floor)
"Shawn. Autocorrect!"
Aug 6
Shawn Baker replied to Judy Culver's discussion Planning a trip on Deso in a few weeks at 9,000 bfs any pointers?
"I'd consider large float bags instead of built-in flotation (unless you want to completely deck everything). Look at what open canoeists do---they fill open volume with float bags and then put a spray cover over everything so a large wave…"
Aug 5
J. Snider replied to Shawn Baker's discussion Whitewater Dory build in Montana (was: Fir vs Meranti dory floor)
"Looking damn good Sean!"
Aug 1
Shawn Baker replied to Judy Culver's discussion Planning a trip on Deso in a few weeks at 9,000 bfs any pointers?
"...what's your experience on the Salmon?  Do you hit the wavetrains?  Seems that missing them might put you in rockier water (generally assuming that most wavetrains run down the green tongue)."
Jul 24
Shawn Baker replied to Judy Culver's discussion Planning a trip on Deso in a few weeks at 9,000 bfs any pointers?
"Decked or open?Seems the Lower Salmon has big water."
Jul 24
Shawn Baker replied to Shawn Baker's discussion Whitewater Dory build in Montana (was: Fir vs Meranti dory floor)
"Decks are nearly complete and fill coated.  Finishing details on the hatch lips.  Flow coated the gunnels.Flow Coated"
Jul 24
Shawn Baker replied to Shawn Baker's discussion Whitewater Dory build in Montana (was: Fir vs Meranti dory floor)
"Thank you sir!"
May 31

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Hometown:
Kalispell
About Me:
Started building wooden sea kayaks back in 1997. Then got into whitewater kayaking, then rafting. Finally built a whitewater dory this year.
Boats I own:
Lost count...wooden sea kayaks, skin on frame kayaks, whitewater rafts and kayaks, and a whitewater dory

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