February 2013 Blog Posts (5)

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Added by Mark Stuberr on February 21, 2013 at 8:13pm — No Comments

Bottom Re-Finish

I decided tonight to start a blog about my process for refinishing the bottom of my drift boat.  I have learned a lot from all the fine folks on this forum since I first joined last fall, and decided that a little chronicle of my process and decisions might help someone else in the future. 

Here's a couple things I've learned so far:

  - I really believe it is important to avoid running glass over the chine cap, for all of the reasons stated by others in the many posts on the…

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Added by Tom Anderson on February 20, 2013 at 9:00pm — 2 Comments

The start of my boat.

Well I am starting my 1972 Don Hill boat. I am starting to sand down the ribs of there 41 year old varnish. If you look closely at the ribs you will see what happens when two guys from the early 70's who are x-hippies will do to a boat when they are sort of in another state of mind if you know what I mean. What ever it was it must have been  real good. Looks like they just dumped the varnish on after the wood burning pictures and then walked away. Lots of dirt, bird poop, bug poop, rat poop.…

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Added by Brian King on February 18, 2013 at 10:00pm — 3 Comments

Powell's Boats

The Northwest School of Wooden Boat Building is constructing replicas of Powell's first expedition boats to run the Grand Canyon. I'm the only full on river rat in the program this year and am super excited to share this experiences with you all here on Wooden Boat People.

I will try and remember to link updates here but if it has been a while check my blog …

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Added by Mark Stuberr on February 9, 2013 at 4:22pm — 1 Comment

Which wood putty?

Which wood putty do you like to cover your screws up on a drift boat? I've used Rock Hard putty and Epoxy putty and both seem to work OK,

Added by Brian King on February 2, 2013 at 6:43pm — 2 Comments

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