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At 5:38pm on July 26, 2016, dennis welch said…

I may look around and do a 52x16 hi side, I,m going through a depression right now,, :)   Trying to remember the last 4 mo. Handles nice, floated Marblemount to Rockport yesterday,I,ll take it to the Clearwater in sept, Most likely sell it or try to.???

                                    Dennis

At 6:57am on March 15, 2013, David Payne said…

Mike .......the spacing is 1 inch from edge and 1 inch between holes (center to center);  5/16" rope or whatever you can find. I've used both 1/4" and 3/8"..........take care dp

At 8:50am on December 28, 2012, Jayson Hayes said…

Hey Mike, you can find uhmw here in eugene in 5' x 10' sheets at a company called Munnell and Sherrill, the number is 541-345-8791. i want to say the sheets run about $120 but cant remember..........been awhile since i have used it........been using glass and graphite on the last few boats. hope your doing well man!

At 4:08pm on July 13, 2012, Kirby Robert Longo said…

Hey Mike, thanks for the comment on the boat, it means a lot comin from you. we got it on the water last week and caught our first fish from it. Thanks for the trailer too!

At 7:35pm on June 29, 2011, Jake Van Noppen said…

Mike,

 

Thanks for adding me to your friend list.  My parents are having a great time in Alaska, there up in the Kenai peninsula now.  Nice job on the power boat I love the way it looks.  I'm planning on building a skiff this winter since i sold the Clackacraft this spring.  Thanks again and nice job on the boats they look great!!!

At 5:23pm on November 2, 2010, Kevin Bruner said…
Don't think i am the same Kevin Bruner as Gray is not a family name. -Kevin
At 6:03pm on June 30, 2010, Mark Metcalf said…
Mike, Thx for the reply. Flat sawn clear POC starts at $3.00bf and VGC starts at 4.25bf. Prices increase based on growth-rings per inch and length as well as width. Mark
At 11:14am on March 19, 2010, Robb Grubb said…
Mike, Do you have any cool boat photos you are currently building? Cheers, Robb
At 3:44pm on December 13, 2009, Steve Sobba said…
Mike , Thanks for the comments. It is not perfect by any means but is mine. I did use 1/2" thick white oak chines. I did not have any problems with bending the oak usually warmer and humid weather The lines were just the right curves that the wood conformed with out using steam. Just followed the pictures and instructions on pg 8 of Installation of Battens ,letter B from plans. Those angles 21 and 7 degrees on Rib 8 I struggled with that also. I think that was the last rib I built and placed and for some reason I left most of it 21 degrees but can't remember for sure. I have a slight twist at the transom so the bottom, port,right side does not sit flat on the trailer. I did not catch this until to well after bottom glassed .If I build another one I would not hang from rib #5 very long but build a base,ladder-frame strong back, to make sure all was straight. Hind sight is great gift. Maybe this 2 angled rib might have been one of the few things to do with my twist ...I don't know. I'm still looking forward to seeing how it handles in the water and if need be will try and correct later. Hope this helps Steve
At 9:46am on October 8, 2009, Gregory Tatman said…
My pleasure. Take care and go fishing.

Greg
At 8:04pm on October 7, 2009, Gregory Tatman said…
Hi Mike,

A notched, or stepped scarf weakens the surface veneers slightly in order to get a visually more pleasing fit. Yet the outmost veneers are the most important ones when bending is involved, as those recieve most of the stress of a bend. Interrupting that even resistance (against the bending stress along the fibers of a normally sloped joint) with a either partial or full breach (notch) of those fibers will make a weak point in the bend.

Higher quality plywoods have more, this thinner veneers. Thus those should especially not be notched. My opinion is that scarfs should not be notched at all, but I know it is often done, mostly with fir plywood and the plywood survives.

Greg
At 1:42pm on September 27, 2009, Robb Grubb said…
Mike,

You are welcome for the referral, I have seen your work with that last DH highside and it was outstanding!

Yes sir, stop by anytime to see the boat, I am currently putting new plastic battens on today. My intent is to build another dory this winter and completely deck it over. The one I have now has compartments front and rear but not in the middle section. It is a great Northwest boat, been down the Rogue, Owyhee, North Umpqua, MF Salmon, etc several times. On another note, do you have plans for a DH 18 foot highside if there is such a thing?

Regards,

Robb

At 6:44pm on May 13, 2009, Travis Gillespie said…
Thanks Mike, I say go with the orange. It my favorite color and I think it would look good. Especially durning hunting season
At 6:00pm on May 6, 2009, Kurt N. Sallaz said…
Hi Mike,
Yes, the process involves vacuum bagging. Price wise, I would have to get back to you on that because I'm not the one who prices the jobs. Right now our sheets are 1/4 inch but we are working on perfecting an 1/8 inch sheet. I do know that the epoxy is pricey but it cures even in water. The only time we use any fasteners is one or two to hold the pieces in place while bagging in a hard bend situation. Check out our web site www.linktech-inc.com
At 12:33pm on April 1, 2009, Mike Baker said…
Thanx for the info Greg
At 12:04pm on April 1, 2009, Greg Hatten said…
Mike,
Here is what Randy writes in answer to your camping question...
A.J., Ray Heater and their crew all stay at Delta Campground which is at the junction of Hwy 19 and Hwy 126. That is the closest campground and should be an interesting night.
There you go.
GH
At 7:49am on April 1, 2009, Greg Hatten said…
Mike - nothin to the float - that stretch is real straightforward - no tricks. There will be lots of boats so "finding the line" won't be an issue. There are some good campsites up on the McKenzie but I don't which ones will be open... I'll ask Randy - his place is right on the river...
Look forward to meeting you and your boat.
At 9:50pm on March 30, 2009, Greg Hatten said…
Mike,
you gotta bring that boat over for the boat float and festival on the 25th... should be fun. I know it's a haul - but I'll buy you coffee at the launch... so far we have about 20 boats lined up for the Parade... would love to add you.
GH
At 10:29pm on December 27, 2008, Randy Dersham said…
Please do bring it to the show.

Yes, we just got in a big batch of meranti. It has some interesting pattern. I also have some 10ft fir that Ed Portz had ordered as a special lay up. It is some of the best fir I've seen in years.

Then just for fun you might want to try out a new water based cross linked acrylic we are trying out. If it holds up like I think it might I will be very excited about it.
At 10:28am on December 21, 2008, Randy Dersham said…
Super job on the boat Mike! Is that your boat that will be for sale this year?

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