"Isn't this just downstream (mud) of the big Indian? I was stationed at McConnell from '87-'91. If I recall correctly, it gets pretty skinny there and requires dredging every few years.
For the non locals, it's pronounced…"
"I used white oak and I was looking for ash, though it seemed difficult just as well to find clear white oak it seemed to work. My understanding is most white oak and ash come from the Eastern and South Eastern US. I like the idea of…"
This is exactly the info I'm looking for. I wasn't sure Southern Yellow Pine would be a good wood to use for frames. While I realize the boats have and can be built from just about anything, I want to build something visually…"
"Southern yellow pine and cypress should be reasonably and regionally available. They would work for frames. One of the first boats I built (not a drifter) was made using cypress. Plenty strong, weathers well."
I would love to boat up to class IV as I have been a whitewater kayaker for over 20 years. However, it will mostly be up to class III with most being flat water. Michigan, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.
Ideally, I will have…"
"John, having already done the search made it easier for me to give you directions. Plus I have read almost every entry ever made on the site.It doesn't hurt that I spend much of my time on a computer and have an IT degree, combine that with…"
"Thanks. I will try that search. It still amazes me, as accurate as computers are, the human brain recognizes what I am looking but the search engines do not. Your brain made the cognitive association to something you have researched before, even…"
"John, try search for pine vs oak. I found a lot of prior posts when I did. I also found alot when I searched for Port Orford Cedar. Alaskan Yellow Cedar should prove popular too.
Do you have Roger Fletcher's book yet? Drift Boat's…"
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