Added by Mike Morris on March 24, 2016 at 8:15pm — No Comments
Added by Mark Stuberr on March 20, 2016 at 2:01pm — No Comments
Well, looks like it is time! The ocean sailing urge has returned, and I can't take it with me to the Caribbean!
I've built four bright finish drift boats over the years in Sapele and Meranti. This was finally to be a keeper for myself! For this boat I wanted to do something different, with a nod to minimizing maintenance. So this one is a wood boat with glass and epoxy on both sides of a Ocume core. The chines are heavily built up of glass and Kevlar-- designed to break…Continue
Added by Richard Elder on March 16, 2016 at 4:00pm — No Comments
OCTOBER 2009 : One cannot have too many boats. My current boat, a 1995 Don Hill 16 x 48 with two watertight compartments is a great boat. It has served me well while guiding, training students as well as running private trips.
Now it is time to build a bigger one. One that can take more gear, beer and what not. I have been thinking about this boat for about 3 years. The hows, how bigs, whys, hull shapes and such.
I decided to take a Don Hill 18 x 54 plan…
I am a 71 y/o flyfisherman from the SF Bay area. I built one of Greg's kits (great guy) a number of years ago. I used the meranti ply. Encapsulated it as he instructed with two coats of epoxy and 6 coats of varnish. I wasn't happy with the original foredeck (lines kept slipping down thru the open corners, so I built a deck which completely covers the bow. I also laminated an arched white oak thwart to support aft knee braces. The "furniture" and floorboards are spruce, making a nice…Continue