Peter Honsberger
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Question - side patch
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Hey folks!I have a question/plan to do a side patch where it attaches to the inner chine. Am currently replacing the rotted section of the inner chine and a small piece of frame.I've attached a…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Peter Honsberger Sep 21, 2020.

Would love help identifying this boat
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Thank you in advance!!3 months into my restoration project. I have searched a ton of photos, plans, etc. on this site and others. I like to know the history of all things, my boat has baffled me.…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Peter Honsberger Jun 1, 2020.

Wooden Drift Boat Restoration/Presevation (New Member)
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Hello folks!New to this forum, but have been reading it for about 2 months! Excellent content!!!By way of introduction, I have had on my bucket list for years a wooden boat restoration. That dream is…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rick Newman Jan 29, 2020.

 

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Peter Honsberger replied to Russell Turpin's discussion Mail hack
"Ditto what Russell said!!"
Apr 12
Peter Honsberger replied to JACOB LANG's discussion Boat leaks what to do? Please Help
"First off I'd take an awl or a sharp nail and poke around in the suspect area to see if the wood is solid. Just looking at the pictures it appears you have some rot going on. Have you flipped the boat and checked out the bottom? Unfortunately…"
Apr 9
Peter Honsberger replied to Russell Turpin's discussion Mail hack
"Mine came from Maris A..."
Apr 7
Peter Honsberger replied to Peter Honsberger's discussion Question - side patch
"Hey Sandy!! Hope you continue to feel better!!! Took a break from the boat and headed for the Smokey mountains last week. Just me, my tent and my fly rod! 5 days. It was a awesome. Zero cell service. Got my center back... This is great and something…"
Sep 21, 2020
Sandy Pittendrigh replied to Peter Honsberger's discussion Question - side patch
"The only boat I know of that's 49" on the bottom is a Montana Riverboats Beavertail, which was meant to be built as a stitch and glue boat.  Without any ribs. When I build those I ignore that 1/2" sliver either side of the…"
Sep 15, 2020
Peter Honsberger replied to Rick Newman's discussion Drift Boat refinish
"Looking great Rick!!! You know it's amazing to me how differently I look at boat pics now than I did 7 months ago when I started my restoration. I guess that means I've learned a few things along the way. Thanks to people like you who…"
Sep 11, 2020
Peter Honsberger replied to Peter Honsberger's discussion Question - side patch
"Thanks Rick!!!  That's probably what I'll do. Just was a little concerned with the integrity of the bottom with the additional joints. But if you say good to go, I'll take that direction.  She's coming…"
Sep 9, 2020
Rick Newman replied to Peter Honsberger's discussion Question - side patch
"Peter, you could also do a more traditional scarf joint with 1 in 12 ratio on either side of the boat. Same concept as in the middle of the boat when plywood is commonly scarfed together. Plenty of examples of how to do so on here. Nothing special…"
Sep 9, 2020
Peter Honsberger replied to Peter Honsberger's discussion Question - side patch
"Another thought occurred to me.  Lap scarf about a 3" x 2' piece on either side of the bottom piece at the widest point. Center the bottom on the boat. Then attach. There would then be only a 1/2" area either side which sits on…"
Sep 9, 2020
Peter Honsberger replied to Peter Honsberger's discussion Question - side patch
"Quick question. Run into a little bit of a dilemma. The boat bottom at its widest point is 49" edge to edge. (Ain't it always the way...) 48" is the norm in plywood, as you all know.  Have any of you run into this problem? The…"
Sep 8, 2020
Peter Honsberger replied to Peter Honsberger's discussion Question - side patch
"Hey Jonathan! The link worked. Just what I was looking for!! It's pretty much what I was thinking of doing, but to have it laid out like this by AJ is perfect! I'll modify slightly to follow AJ's lead. Generally I'm a visual guy,…"
Sep 2, 2020
Jonathan Clarke replied to Peter Honsberger's discussion Question - side patch
"You might check AJ DeRosa's post from February, 2009 on doing in-place scarfs on the side of a boat.  Maybe this URL will work: http://woodenboatpeople.org/profiles/blogs/in-place-plywood-scarf-for"
Sep 2, 2020
Peter Honsberger replied to Peter Honsberger's discussion Question - side patch
"Hey Ants! This is great info! Especially since I'm putting a new bottom on and will have to scarf the 2 new pieces for that as well. I really appreciate your help! Many thanks!! Peter"
Sep 1, 2020
Ants Uiga replied to Peter Honsberger's discussion Question - side patch
"The general practice when cutting out plywood (or fiberglass) patches is to use a joint that is more scary flint than butt joint.  A scarf joint provides much more area for the new and Los material to bond.  For scarf joints, a 1:12 ratio…"
Aug 31, 2020
Peter Honsberger replied to Peter Honsberger's discussion Would love help identifying this boat
"Thanks Kurt! Really looking forward to getting her back on the river."
Jun 1, 2020
Kurt Selisch replied to Peter Honsberger's discussion Would love help identifying this boat
"It's a good look'n boat Peter. And from the pics appears well built. Very cool it's a double ender! Don't see many anymore. My Great Grandfather had a double ender Kiawanda dory and I have always had a soft spot for them. Enjoy!!"
Jun 1, 2020

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Hometown:
Nashville
About Me:
Grew up on and around my grandfather's wooden power boats all my formative years. He shared his love of the beauty and craftsmanship of these boats. These were his passion.As a tribute to him, I have been on a quest to own and restore one of these. I now have that opportunity to do so and combine my own passion for fly fishing with a restoration of a beautiful wooden drift boat. The process has begun. Other than being on a river with a rod, can't say when I've had this much fun!
Boats I own:
Wooden drift boat

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