Shawn Baker
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  • Kalispell, MT
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baby Briggs build
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I love my big 17' Jerry Briggs-inspired Grand Canyon dory from Andy Hutchinson's plans, but she's way too big for day runs.  Time to build a little boat.10'-6" LOA60" beam36" floor width~23" deep at…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Shawn Baker 15 hours ago.

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, 2019

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 Shawn Baker Oct 9, 2020.

 

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Shawn Baker replied to Bodacious Jack's discussion New Dory on the Water
"Bodacious Jack, beautifully done. Really cool to see your innovations, additional compartments, and the big 4 inch drains. I would love to see more photos, if available. Are you in Portland?"
15 hours ago
Shawn Baker replied to Shawn Baker's discussion baby Briggs build
"To me it feels most like a schooner transom:"
15 hours ago
Rick Newman replied to Shawn Baker's discussion baby Briggs build
"I never thought about an upside down curved transom. A picture is worth 1,000 words!"
15 hours ago
Shawn Baker replied to Shawn Baker's discussion baby Briggs build
16 hours ago
Rick Newman replied to Shawn Baker's discussion baby Briggs build
"I didn't realize Chris Craft made curved transom! You are a craftsman! Rick"
16 hours ago
Shawn Baker replied to Shawn Baker's discussion baby Briggs build
"inspired by Jason Cajune's full curve transoms...and curved ChrisCraft and sailboat transoms. :)"
17 hours ago
Rick Newman replied to Shawn Baker's discussion baby Briggs build
"Continued good progress. I like the curved transom! Rick"
17 hours ago
Shawn Baker replied to Shawn Baker's discussion baby Briggs build
"24: fairing coat on the hatches and footwell Shop vac hose is a little short, so I put it up in the boat so it will reach down into the footwell when sanding.  I glassed the bulkheads so long ago I was worried about blush not letting the new…"
19 hours ago
Rick Newman replied to Shawn Baker's discussion baby Briggs build
"And the good work continues! Rick"
yesterday
Shawn Baker replied to Shawn Baker's discussion baby Briggs build
"22: fillets and glass tape in the oarsman’s foot well. 23: sanded the edges of the glass and fill coated it.  Fill coated the bow hatch, glassed the tops of the side hatches.Epoxy with chopped glass and thickened with flour for fillets,…"
yesterday
Shawn Baker replied to Dusty's discussion First build
"^^^This would be a great way to fill the gap.and like James said, still looks awesome Dusty.  We as builders stress more about things like this than anyone else looking at the boat.  Wanna hear a secret?  I beveled the foot of my stem…"
Thursday
Shawn Baker replied to Dusty's discussion First build
"That's a great idea...and 5200 is resilient enough that it won't pull the panel out of fair."
Thursday
Shawn Baker replied to Shawn Baker's discussion baby Briggs build
"Day 20: 2 more lips.  11 down, 21 to go"
Thursday
Shawn Baker replied to Dusty's discussion First build
"I’d be hesitant to pull it hard with a deep clamp if the panel is fair. You’ll make a flat spot. If it’s already glued and the other side is touching, go for the shim."
Jan 20
Shawn Baker replied to Shawn Baker's discussion baby Briggs build
"Thanks for the kind comment, Guy!I'm standing on the shoulders of giants.  Someone else paid it forward and shared what they knew; happy to share so others can learn from what I'm doing.I assimilate a LOT of ideas from other…"
Jan 20
Shawn Baker replied to Dusty's discussion First build
"^^Your bevel fits down at the chine log.  The bevel has to roll slightly as the panel twists at a different angle from chine to sheer.Or add a shim.  I try to avoid large epoxy fills--it runs out too easily, it's heavy, it's…"
Jan 20

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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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