March 2009 Blog Posts (10)

Self bailer

has anyone put a self bailer in there ribbed boat. Am I screwing my self on wieght by decking out my ribbed boat (boat to be) construction has just resumed and this is a question I am pondering

Added by chris bissonnette on March 30, 2009 at 1:45pm — 10 Comments

Progress Report 3.29.09

Hey fellas,

Well I am finally done with the bottom of the boat! I am happy with the results and ready to turn the boat over...

I installed the the false stem and chine caps. The chine caps proved to be a bit of a challenge as I am working alone... but after some negotiating they went on without too much trouble...

After the chine was on - I filled the gap between the chine and the rounded fiberglass bottom with EZ Fillet (that stuff is pretty easy to work with - and takes… Continue

Added by Jason Knight on March 30, 2009 at 6:00am — 7 Comments

In place plywood scarf. For Rick


I think this will help you on the repair you are working on. When ply wood that is in place needs to be scarfed it can be done with a lap scarf. Not as neat and clean as a tapered scarf but it works. Basically you need to cut the mating surfaces in half to fit into each other. This can be done with a hand held router and a chisel. Set your router at 1/8" when working on a 1/4"panel and cut a checker board pattern. Use a chisel to clean it up.… Continue

Added by AJ DeRosa on March 22, 2009 at 7:39am — 2 Comments

Ed's boat is back on the water.

Those folks who attended last year's McKenzie River Wooden Boat Festival might remember an old green boat that was missing a transom that sat atop an old open wheeled trailer. LeRoy Pruitt recognized the boat as having belonged to his friend Edsel Chase. The boat was built in 1953.

On Thursday March 19th 2009 Ed's boat splashed into the Snake River. Floating the river in a wooden boat doesn't usually happen at this time of year in Jackson Hole but the day was right and Ed's boat was… Continue

Added by AJ DeRosa on March 20, 2009 at 9:01pm — 12 Comments

Used wood oars (SOLD)

Anybody in the market for a set of wood oars?

Added by Brent Ross on March 19, 2009 at 9:30am — 12 Comments

Fiberglass Bottom Install

Hey everyone - hope you all had a nice weekend.

I managed to get some time in on the boat... and get the fiberglass laminated to the bottom. (24 oz woven roving)

Having never really worked with fiberglass I was a bit apprehensive, but I have to say it turned out pretty good, and was not too bad to work with. It was cool to wet out the cloth and watch it go from thick white cloth to almost clear. Good thing about the bottom on these boats is they are flat, I could image laying cloth… Continue

Added by Jason Knight on March 16, 2009 at 5:46am — 7 Comments

Building a boat in two days at the 2009 FFF Fly Tying Expo

Can you cram 100 hours of boat building into two twelve hour days?

Sandy and I found out the answer was no. But it was a lot of fun and a great attraction. We had done quite a bit of prep on the frames, side panels, and seats then staged everything the night before the show opened and glued the front stem and one side of the transom the night before the show so it would have overnight to dry. The next day we wanted to get the bottom on the boat but we talked… Continue

Added by Randy Dersham on March 15, 2009 at 8:32pm — No Comments

Counting the days.

Hello everyone, I just joined wooden boat people and wanted to say hi. I am not actually a wooden boat person yet, but hope to start the actual build in about two months. I wanted to tell Jason how much his pictures and comments have helped me feel more confident about doing this. The plans I have are pretty vague and seeing basically a day to day build is pretty damn helpful. Jason, please keep it up.

Thanks, Mark G

Added by Mark Griffith on March 10, 2009 at 8:15pm — 1 Comment

Bottom Install 3.6.09 (Image Heavy)

Well I made time to get the bottom on the boat this past weekend... and now it is really starting to look like a boat!

I basically dry fit all the screws and did any last minute sanding to make a tight fit all around. Spent the afternoon making a mess with the 5200 and before you know it, it was glued and screwed on.

Last night I planed the overlap from the bottom to match the sides and used the belt sander to make it a smooth joint.

I snapped some images during… Continue

Added by Jason Knight on March 10, 2009 at 5:00am — 8 Comments

how I became a boat owner

Howdy randy,I'm unsure if my boat will make it to the show this year but I'll for sure be there with 5 or so others from jackson.Our restore project is very close to completion and that will be coming with us.It looks awesome! As far as my story goes I arrived in Jackson 5 years ago and really wanted some sort of craft to enjoy this area with.After enjoying a float through Grand Teton Nat'l. Park with a good friend John Fournelle ( who'd built a Ray kit boat with his dad )I was hooked on the… Continue

Added by Kevin C. on March 3, 2009 at 3:00pm — 5 Comments

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