Looking for any info from the wood boat people about what I might expect there, running currently 20,000, launching in 3 days and waters going up.
He came up yesterday and got his "new" boat. A very happy and somewhat amazed (by the boat's transformation) fellow. He insisted I take a small bonus payment for my work, which I did not turn down. With the bonus, I made just about minimum wage..almost. Other than the sanding, re-working the old Woodie was really quite fun.
We put almost $1000 in materials and supplies into the job. I had over 100 hrs of labor as well.
In our original discussions and my quick…Continue
Added by Jeremy Christensen on May 23, 2011 at 10:42am — No Comments
Doing this restoration was enjoyable and I think the customer got good value. He now has a very serviceable boat that is also a genuine piece of history.…Continue
Hey, I am working on a boat in the 7th hour class, and I think we are almost to the point where we will be making oars soon. How long should the oars be?
Is there a way we can finish our boat and make it look good in 25 days of school when we are way far behind.
A progress report on the refurbishment of the Don Hill boat:
I've finished with the bottom, the rock shoe install, the chine and a new stem. Finished up the sides while it was upside down, too.
Flipped it over and...sighed. More, a lot more... basic sanding, staring me right in the face.
I put three coat of Dura Tuff clear coat finish on the outside. This is the finish that Don Hill used. I called the fellow who bought out Don Hill's patterns and…Continue
Added by Don Hanson on May 8, 2011 at 8:04pm — No Comments
The last big one of the trip, Lava Falls. 16,000 cfs, running the left side run. The private group just behind us flipped five out of eight attempting the same run. Don't be too far right!
There are a few more videos on my blog:
Added by Brad Dimock on May 4, 2011 at 9:06pm — No Comments
This one was early on a cool morning last week. Nice morning…Continue
Added by Brad Dimock on May 2, 2011 at 9:17pm — No Comments
Here is the bad girl going into Hermit. Pulled an oarlock about halfway through, but it didn't seem to matter much. Big wet ride--the water was pouring out over the gunwales at the…Continue
To my utter amazement, I made it through Grand Canyon in the 48-inch-wide Edith upright. She's a wet and wild ride, but ballasting is a miraculous cure for a cranky little boat. Here is Granite Falls, one of the wilder rides, and one that I'd been dreading since the onset of the…Continue