JC Smith
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Rear casting brace solution
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Last winter I was looking for a way to add a rear casting brace to my Wood River Boat Works 17x54. I came up with this using left over meranti I bought to add a storage box under the front seat. It's…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by JC Smith Mar 11.

Rear seat casting brace8434781
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I am thinking about using my new found spare time to build a casting brace for a fisherperson seated in the rear of my wood frame DB. I see Greg Maddock and Paul Chiasson used what looks like a plank…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Shawn Baker Apr 15, 2020.

Boat cover
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Hello all, I am traveling from New York to Montana/Idaho this summer with the boat I built with big help from Kurt at Wood River Drift Boats. A cover for my boat seems a smart move since I am looking…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by JC Smith Jul 1, 2019.

Trailer springs
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I had a trailer frame made at a local shop for my still new Wood River DB. The owner fitted the trailer with 1750 lb leaf springs. Wondering if I should swap those out for 1000 lb  springs. I will…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by JC Smith Feb 15, 2019.

 

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JC Smith replied to JC Smith's discussion Rear casting brace solution
"Thanks, I think my fishing friends will  be really happy with it. My familiarity with other people's framed wood drift boats comes exclusively from the internet. With that qualifier on my perspective, I still think this approach is unique…"
Mar 11
Shawn Baker replied to JC Smith's discussion Rear casting brace solution
"that's slick!"
Mar 11
JC Smith replied to JC Smith's discussion Rear casting brace solution
"Thanks Guy. Don't look too close! "
Mar 7
Guy Fredrickson replied to JC Smith's discussion Rear casting brace solution
"Looks like terrific workmanship. "
Mar 5
JC Smith commented on David Bristow's photo
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Sus and Murph...gonna get 'em.

"There is a big setter.... "
Feb 19
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Oct 9, 2020
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"Just realized you posted this. The late Dan Sutherland featured in the upper right corner of this photo was my neighbor for many years. Somewhere I have photos of Rushton rowing and sailing canoes he built that I stored for a while. "
Oct 9, 2020
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"Nice to see some folks who frequent this forum have been to visit the Finger Lakes Boating Museum in Hammondsport New York. Did you see the Pat II? That is the 40-ft launch that museum volunteers have been working on over the last 5 years. We missed…"
Sep 5, 2020
JC Smith replied to Gregg Maddock's discussion Drift boating in New England
"I'm in the Finger Lakes in New York. Lots and lots of drift boats on the Salmon River at the east end of Lake Ontario, and on the Delaware River on the south side of the Catskills. Both rivers see too much traffic for my tastes. there's a…"
May 26, 2020
Shawn Baker replied to JC Smith's discussion Rear seat casting brace8434781
"That was the input I needed, thanks. A couple bolts into the bulkhead would brace it all. I don't claim to be a fly fisherman, but just built a wooden boat and seemed like time to buy a fly rod."
Apr 15, 2020
Kirk Miller replied to JC Smith's discussion Rear seat casting brace8434781
"Trouble is if you lean over to the side, will your weight go off floor and the entire thing tumbles into the drink. Or hold it down with a really heavy cooler of beer. "
Apr 15, 2020
Shawn Baker replied to JC Smith's discussion Rear seat casting brace8434781
"That's cool Kirk.I have been thinking of removeable thigh brace options for my whitewater dory. Would be great to have it serve a "2nd life" as a fishing craft, albeit a heavy one.  I wonder how well that would work if mounted to…"
Apr 15, 2020
JC Smith replied to Charles Schelin's discussion I am looking for a light wood to make oars.
""Soft maple..." ? You are a North country - Adirondack guy for sure!  :)"
Mar 26, 2020
Kirk Miller replied to JC Smith's discussion Rear seat casting brace8434781
"I first did a gunwale to gunwale steam bent piece with a curved brace mounted to it, but after two seasons found it cumbersome because its hard to move people between the rear seat and the rowers seat without going to shore.  Also it got in the…"
Mar 24, 2020
JC Smith replied to Charles Schelin's discussion I am looking for a light wood to make oars.
"Don, I use a shuttle service, Bill Cross, 607.237.3078. Recommended to me by a fly shop and friends. Same plan worked great when I took the boat out west last summer for 3 weeks. I text the shuttle service when I am preparing to launch, and need to…"
Dec 21, 2019
JC Smith replied to Charles Schelin's discussion I am looking for a light wood to make oars.
"Don, if my experience is correct, you are not missing much. The throat on my oars took shape simply as a function of what it took to transition from the final diameter of the oar shaft into the flat shape of the blade. I think you will automatically…"
Dec 21, 2019

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