Shawn Baker
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Rest in Peace, Jerry Briggs

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 J. Snider Aug 6.

 

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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
Shawn Baker replied to Shawn Baker's discussion Whitewater Dory build in Montana (was: Fir vs Meranti dory floor)
May 31
Kevin Bird replied to Shawn Baker's discussion Whitewater Dory build in Montana (was: Fir vs Meranti dory floor)
"A gorgeous boat and fantastic workmanship.  Looking forward to seeing the final product!"
May 22
Shawn Baker replied to Shawn Baker's discussion Whitewater Dory build in Montana (was: Fir vs Meranti dory floor)
May 21
Shawn Baker replied to Scott L. Carlson's discussion Tatum 17 finish
"Yes, to prevent epoxy sags, do it on a horizontal surface. If you have to di it vertically, do several thin coats...or let it sag, use a cabinet scraper to get the big boogs, fair with a longboard, and do a thin final fill coat with a squeegee to…"
Feb 19
Shawn Baker replied to Scott L. Carlson's discussion Tatum 17 finish
"Blush is a nasty pain in the butt.One doesn't have to use non-blushing epoxy.  It comes off quite easily with warm soapy water...wipe the majority off while it's still hot/wet and it will come off on the rag.  A final hot water…"
Feb 14
Shawn Baker replied to Scott L. Carlson's discussion Tatum 17 finish
"I don't like that plywood checks.  I am glassing EVERY surface in my dory except for my gunnels.  I think epoxy + wood dust is just a bandaid.  I'd recommend using thinned epoxy to really saturate, or use small quantities of…"
Feb 14
Shawn Baker replied to Jim Hill's discussion Larch
"Read Pete Culler On Boatbuilding...traditional boatbuilding materials were whatever local materials were available to the builder.  :) We're spoiled to have so many choices shipped to us nowadays.I'm using ash for my gunnels...but…"
Feb 12
Shawn Baker replied to Scott L. Carlson's discussion Tatum 17 finish
"If you're doing a varnish finish, be neat with the epoxy.  Varnish looks different over epoxy than over bare wood...so either mask off the scarfs when you epoxy them and keep the outside of the wood all dry and ready for varnish...or sand…"
Feb 12
Shawn Baker replied to Shawn Baker's discussion Whitewater Dory build in Montana (was: Fir vs Meranti dory floor)
"about time for an update...working on decks and hatches.  Mounted the oarsman's footwell, too. cast the oarlocks.  I need more practice, but I'm on the right track."
Feb 12

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Kalispell
Boats I own:
Lost count...wooden sea kayaks, skin on frame kayaks, whitewater rafts and kayaks, and building a whitewater dory

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