March 2012 Blog Posts (3)

And now you pay

 

Finally got around to getting some pay-backs on a piece of mahogany I've been holding a grudge with for quite a spell. Two winters ago (about this time of year) a particular rail decided it didn't want to be a part of my nice new drift boat. When I decided to "force" the issue it decided to push back. Actually, it was more of a recoil; darn thing split and punched his way through some plywood in the process...…

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Added by John Greenleaf on March 2, 2012 at 5:30pm — 5 Comments

PC Plywood

Hey Rick, thanks for comments.  I experience the tenaciousness of 5200 as well, will not be using it on anything that may have to be removed in future.  Not sure how much the 1/2 by 16' pannels are, I did get some samples sent to me the scarf joints look awsome, and A grade faces look good.  Not sure of all the ins and outs as it is a product that I can't find anyone using it.  I did find a referance to it in Ian Outred's book.  As well as alot of Larch referance in Wooden Boat magazine…

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Added by Doug Mikkelsen on March 1, 2012 at 7:21pm — 2 Comments

Thanks for suggestion on chine caps Rick

Rick,

Thanks much on chine cap suggestion.  Hoping you and some of members of this group could find some holes in this method-as I am sure there are.  Any suggestion for eliciting more comment?

 Do you know of another source of plans, like the ones in the Fletcher Book?  I love looking at the different lines of drift boat others have created.  Best, Doug

Added by Doug Mikkelsen on March 1, 2012 at 5:21am — 2 Comments

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