Guy Fredrickson
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How to Size Oar Length (Based on Paddle, Drift Boat, and Oarsman Characteristics)
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I gave this problem some thought and I think this approach makes sense.…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Robb Grubb Aug 9, 2014.

Guy's Wooden Drift Boat Project
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Hello Everyone, My name is Guy and this is my first post in this forum.  I am here because I want to build a wooden drift boat and, undoubtedly, I will occasionally need advice of the pool of experts…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Guy Fredrickson 19 hours ago.

 

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Guy Fredrickson replied to Guy Fredrickson's discussion Guy's Wooden Drift Boat Project
"Martinac. Here’s a better description of the hull warping problem. This is the adjustable pad on the starboard side ahead of the wheels. This is the adjustable pad on the starboard side behind the wheels. This is the fixed pad on the…"
19 hours ago
Phillip Westendorf replied to Guy Fredrickson's discussion Guy's Wooden Drift Boat Project
"Guy, I vote along with Shawn and Rick.  I recently replaced the long bunks on my 17 ft. Glass Runabout's trailer and extended them a couple inches both ends and they do a good job of supporrting the boat. phil w"
20 hours ago
Rick Newman replied to Guy Fredrickson's discussion Guy's Wooden Drift Boat Project
"Conventional wisdom from woodenboatforum.com suggests that first of all the stern should be supported. Long bunks that share the load evenly on both sides is also appropriate. Perhaps one way to consider this project is how would the boat be…"
yesterday
Shawn Baker replied to Guy Fredrickson's discussion Guy's Wooden Drift Boat Project
"Wow that would be a difficult decision.I assume similar has happened with other old ChrisCrafts.  What's the conventional wisdom on the repair?I'd think rebuilding the trailer with long bunks would spread the weight out better."
yesterday
Guy Fredrickson replied to Guy Fredrickson's discussion Guy's Wooden Drift Boat Project
"Thanks Rick. I’ve got some decisions to make. On the trailer, the boat mostly rests on the keel. There are four adjustable pads that press against the hull. Two forward of the trailer tires and two rear of the trailer tires. Over the years,…"
yesterday
Rick Newman replied to Guy Fredrickson's discussion Guy's Wooden Drift Boat Project
"Looking good! Rick Newman"
Sunday
Guy Fredrickson replied to Guy Fredrickson's discussion Guy's Wooden Drift Boat Project
"Martinac. I’m still working on the transom. Bottom plywood. 1/2-inch thick. Interior plywood backing. Two layers of 1/2-inch thick. Interior mahogany frame member. 1-1/4 inch thick. Outer transom plywood. 3/4-inch…"
Saturday
Guy Fredrickson replied to Guy Fredrickson's discussion Guy's Wooden Drift Boat Project
"Martinac. I’m back on the Martinac. First order of business is to finish repairs on the transom. Today I just squared-up all the rough cuts I made last year. After the transom I’ll start working on the interior bottom frames. "
May 9
Guy Fredrickson replied to Guy Fredrickson's discussion Guy's Wooden Drift Boat Project
"Chris Craft. The planks are dry fit! Still some detail work to do. A few more repairs and some trimming to give 1/8-inch gaps. "
May 7
Guy Fredrickson replied to Guy Fredrickson's discussion Guy's Wooden Drift Boat Project
"Phil, Check out... https://www.loboat.com/products-supplies They make a stain for that boat manufacturer. "
May 4
Guy Fredrickson replied to Guy Fredrickson's discussion Guy's Wooden Drift Boat Project
"Chris Craft. A couple planks on the starboard side. "
May 4
Guy Fredrickson replied to Guy Fredrickson's discussion Guy's Wooden Drift Boat Project
"I’m going to use a gel stain from the Lake Oswego Boat Company. This selection is based on the how-to videos posted by the Snake Mountain Boatworks. These videos have been an excellent source of information for me. I highly recommend them to…"
May 4
Phillip Westendorf replied to Guy Fredrickson's discussion Guy's Wooden Drift Boat Project
"Guy, What type of stain are you planning on using on the Bright Side,  Water based or oil based?  I was talking to a classic boat restorer yesterday and he recommended a water based stain.  Just curious if you have used either in the…"
May 4
Guy Fredrickson replied to Guy Fredrickson's discussion Guy's Wooden Drift Boat Project
"Chris Craft. The difference a light sanding makes. Bright side plank. I’m very fortunate that the planks are in good shape. "
May 2
Guy Fredrickson replied to Guy Fredrickson's discussion Guy's Wooden Drift Boat Project
"Chris Craft. Some examples of troubled planks. Many of the old wood screw holes are in bad condition. The planks are only 1/2 inch thick. And wood screws have to go back in these holes. Not so much below the waterline because that gets covered with…"
Apr 30
Guy Fredrickson replied to Guy Fredrickson's discussion Guy's Wooden Drift Boat Project
"Phil, I still have my drift boat. But I only take it out nonce, once, or twice a year. Sometimes to a lake. Sometimes to the Snake River of the Salmon River. I’m enjoying the Chris Craft project. But I don’t think I’ll keep this…"
Apr 30

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