Bennett Yarbrough
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Spray bottle oiling technique

After a wet Georgia summer I had some mildew on my boat. I got around to scrubbing it with peroxide last week and so needed to re oil all the ply and a few ribs. Before I'd use a rag and scrub…Continue

Started Dec 15, 2018

Trailer spring weight
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The trailer I had made for my boat came with 3500 lbs springs.  I knew this was wayyyy too stiff and this week I put on some 2000 lbs springs. For some reason I kept shopping and found 1000 lbs…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Phillip Westendorf Aug 21, 2018.

12 x 48 build?
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So even though my own boat is still incomplete but very fishable, I've been dreaming of maybe building a play boat.  I was thinking of something small, one manned, and decked over.  Tatman boats had…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Eric Loudenslager Jun 10, 2018.

 

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Bennett Yarbrough replied to Michael S. Gural's discussion help with building don hill 16'
"I guess it depends on the transit method, but I’d probably just sandwich it between some osb if you’re just trailering it somewhere.  Three coats of epoxy seems excessive, one would probably be fine if you’re inclined.…"
Sep 8
Bennett Yarbrough replied to Kyle Hryniw's discussion Building my first Drift Boat - 16' Double-Ender with Transom
"Hey Kyle, I used 17-19 oz triax on my boat trimmed at the edge not wrapped. I got it from Raka. www.raka.com  they have it listed in a weird way so I’m not sure which it is. I can’t tell if they ship to Canada or not but hopefully…"
Aug 26
Bennett Yarbrough replied to Michael S. Gural's discussion help with building don hill 16'
"Not a don hill, but a framed boat none the less! What are you wondering so far?"
Jul 21
Bennett Yarbrough replied to Bodacious Jack's discussion Moving on from Linsead Oil on my Inwales and grab rails for outside storage?
"You can always just mix in varnish with the oil"
Jun 21
Bennett Yarbrough replied to Colin Giegerich's discussion Introduction and some questions
"With you being in flagstaff and with covid finally getting under control id contact Brad dimock at fretwaterlines.com I’d say he’s got everything you need to know right there in town. Maybe cost a bottle of tequila. That’d probably…"
May 1
Bennett Yarbrough replied to Dusty's discussion First build
"Looks great!"
Apr 22
Bennett Yarbrough replied to Dusty's discussion First build
"No problem that’s how Mike Baker told me to do it"
Apr 13
Bennett Yarbrough replied to Dusty's discussion First build
"Yes, get two pieces of 1 1/2 angle iron to clamp against either side of the frame. Then sand or plane the frame down to those edges. That’ll make the inside frame bevel equal to the angle of the curve of the hull at that station."
Apr 11
Bennett Yarbrough replied to JACOB LANG's discussion Splits on gunwale
"I’d probably do new gunnels and something to repair or strengthen the frame. It looks like the ply is cracking as well so depending on how bad that ply is you may have to redo the whole side.  I’d start with the gunnels and maybe…"
Mar 26
Bennett Yarbrough replied to Bodacious Jack's discussion Boat Weight ?
"My 1754 McKenzie came out at 290 without an interior. I need to weigh it with the side trays and seats in. I’d bet 350... if you’re carrying 1500 lbs what’s an extra 150-200 for a passenger?"
Feb 17
Bennett Yarbrough replied to Dusty's discussion First build
"Haha thanks dusty. It helps to have a second person but not necessary. Basically you can clamp a straight edge to the gunnel and as you look down from above you can line up your left and right, then another person from the side can make sure…"
Feb 8
Bennett Yarbrough replied to Dusty's discussion First build
"I just used a long drill bit so I could eyeball how well it was lined up"
Feb 5
Bennett Yarbrough replied to Dusty's discussion First build
"Didn’t think about the far side touching. Also didn’t realize it was epoxied as well. Clamping would just crush the ply. 5200 and just do a good cleanup job sounds like a great solution"
Jan 22
Bennett Yarbrough replied to Dusty's discussion First build
"You could always get a deep clamp or two and squirt a little dab of thinkened epoxy in there. These work well for me"
Jan 20
Bennett Yarbrough replied to Dusty's discussion First build
"I used life caulk. You want something that can be pulled off easier down the road for repairs"
Nov 22, 2020
Bennett Yarbrough replied to Ants Uiga's discussion Material Suggestions for Oarlock Bushings
"My bronze “flange bearings” from grainger work great. They’re oil impregnated and seem to hold up well. They’re really bushings but they list them as bearings. Cost I think 10 dollars or so for a set"
Nov 3, 2020

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At 10:38am on January 4, 2017, Mel Buchanan said…
Hey here's my cell 256-343-6908
At 5:10pm on August 4, 2016, Mike Baker said…

Hey Bennett,

Either call 541-410-1048 (not after 7 pm pacific please) or email mike@bakerwooddriftboats.com

At 7:02am on May 12, 2016, Mark Stuberr said…

Bennett,

Sorry this took a while. If you are marking centerline its best to use a string line. I don't snap it I carefully mark under the line then connect the marks with a strait edge. If I am feeling really lazy I borrow the 12' strait edge from my friends upholstery shop and put it on that way. Marking a strait centerline on all four sides of the blank is critical. Have fun and I can't wait to see the finished product!

 
 
 

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