I've got the skid shoe off and in the garbage. All the ring nails are pulled out or clipped and back filled. I've epoxied/wood powdered all dings and sanded from bow to where the skid shoe ended. I was able to get that far using 80 grit.
My question is, Just how clean/sanded does the bottom have to be before glassing? From where the skid shoe ended to the transom is being a bear to clean up with 80 grit. So was the bow bottom but i got that done...with…Continue
Hello Wooden Boat Peeps, I wanted to let everyone know that I can supply accessories and kits. Accessories include UHMW oar lock blocks, white oak kneelock horns with drink holders, Dierks double bow eyes with 1/4-20 all thread for bolting through bow stem, Dierks anchor systems, and UHMW transom bang plates for anchor swing. Also available are kits, anywhere from alaskan yellow cedar frame kits with AYC bow stem, transom trim, and frame spacing dimensions, to full kits where everything is…Continue
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Most of you folks here aren't in the market for class, but for those of you that are, I just posted my winter offerings. If you want to build a boat, shape an oar, cast custom bronze boat hardware--but don't have the nerve to start out on your own, this might be just the ticket.…Continue
Added by Brad Dimock on December 11, 2017 at 10:09pm — No Comments
There was a wooden boat on Craigslist and I went to look at it. It was pretty, and the seller said it only leaked a little, that he would not hesitate to take it fishing. That was good enough for me. It looked great on a soggy December afternoon in a dark shed so I bought it. It came with a motor and trailer! I knew I’d sell the motor and that would pay for sand paper and varnish, with cash left over to buy beer to lubricate the sanding and varnishing.
Added by Bob H on June 21, 2017 at 2:44pm — No Comments
I have a 16' Don Hill drift boat kit I never got around building and would like it to go to a good home and someone to complete it. I have had it stored in my garage for over 10 years and moving soon to much smaller place so need to down size my stuff. The Kit includes all the ribs, transom, bow stem, and a box of hardware. I also have the instructions but will need to find them. I can be contacted directly at:
270 East Mayes St.
We should probably be arrested for doing this but we did it:Continue
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Selling my Rays River Dory Perfect Mac.
Boat only has 5 years of light use and is in Bristol Condition. I purchased from the original owner who commissioned to have this built and for what ever reason after he applied oils and varnish he never used it. Sat in his attached garage for 17 years. Superb craftsmanship and timeless design.…Continue
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The Enki drawings are finally done. You can check them out here: http://shoelessmusings.blogspot.com/2016/05/enki-drawings-done.html…Continue
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Building the 16 foot double ender with transom. Is solid lumber, say Sapele, a good idea for the transom, rather than plywood? Thanks
Added by Dave Curtis on May 7, 2016 at 10:58am — No Comments
If a sucker is born every minute, I must have been born more than once...
I picked this boat up over the weekend. It was rougher in person than I expected (hoped) from the pictures, but I liked the size and its history -- it was built 35 years ago to run the Grand to support a bunch of kayakers. I can't imagine taking it down there with no compartments and about 10 scuppers (covered now by the small pieces of wood on the gunwales) cut-in at floor level to encourage self bailing.…Continue
Enky continues to take shape on the drawing table. Check out the progress here.
Added by Mark Stuberr on April 11, 2016 at 6:47am — No Comments
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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…