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
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"