Shawn Baker
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  • Kalispell, MT
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Share your favorite boatbuilding/repair tools and techniques
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What are your favorite wood boatbuilding tools?What are your favorite building/repair techniques?Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rick Newman Feb 5.

Black Eagle mini dory (was: baby Briggs build)
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I love my big 17' Jerry Briggs-inspired Grand Canyon dory from Andy Hutchinson's plans, but she's way too big for day runs.  Time to build a little boat.10'-6" LOA60" beam36" floor width~23" deep at…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rick Newman Apr 28.

Rest in Peace, Jerry Briggs

Roger Fletcher just posted on Facebook of Jerry's passing: "JERRY BRIGGS -- We lose another river legend - a great guy who made significant contributions to river dory deign and use. In addition to…Continue

Started Feb 14, 2019

Whitewater Dory build in Montana (was: Fir vs Meranti dory floor)
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This will be heavily glassed and painted on both sides, not worried about fir checking which is better for stiffness and strength as a floor core material?Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Shawn Baker Oct 9, 2020.

 

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Shawn Baker replied to Jennifer Milburn's discussion Northern California and Oregon rivers to commission a new boat on?
"Get out anywhere and everywhere you can. The list of dory-floatable rivers is much shorter in the late summer/fall than it is in the spring/early summer.I'm taking mine out in my "backyard" on the main stem Flathead River this…"
Jul 30
Shawn Baker replied to Jennifer Milburn's discussion Northern California and Oregon rivers to commission a new boat on?
"Nicely done, Jennifer--congratulations!"
Jul 28
Shawn Baker replied to David Witton's discussion 16' Double ender w/ transom
"Great updates, David!Yes, I'd use paraffin or hot glue in the drain plug bores and glass right over it; dig/cut it out later."
Jul 14
Shawn Baker replied to Jayson Hayes's discussion Recent builds to share
"I love the look of that green stain, didn’t see that on your IG Nicely done, Jayson"
Jul 11
Shawn Baker replied to Colin Giegerich's discussion Introduction and some questions
"Hey Colin!I have very similar dimensions on my little 10'-6" Black Eagle dory build.  I went for more of a "Briggs" shape, but that doesn't mean you have to.  This size and floor width will be very maneuverable and…"
Jul 1
Shawn Baker replied to Bodacious Jack's discussion Moving on from Linsead Oil on my Inwales and grab rails for outside storage?
"You can do resin over linseed, but the gunnels will need to dry out for a year or two (I did that on my oldest oars which were first linseed-oiled, and are now epoxy/varnish).I'd agree with @Kevin Bird that boat soup is probably what…"
Jul 1
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."
May 17
Rick Newman replied to Shawn Baker's discussion Black Eagle mini dory (was: baby Briggs build)
"Brad is pretty tall, some of the folks I have seen on his site normal sized and a few gals are smaller! Rick"
Apr 28
Shawn Baker replied to Shawn Baker's discussion Black Eagle mini dory (was: baby Briggs build)
"That's the funny thing...it's actually a bit larger than its predecessor the Lil Bastard: And at least a foot longer than Dimock's doryaks...but I think he and his crew are smaller people.  I'm 6'-5",…"
Apr 28
Rick Newman replied to Shawn Baker's discussion Black Eagle mini dory (was: baby Briggs build)
"Thanks for sharing, you make Black Eagle look like it is small! Rick"
Apr 28
Shawn Baker replied to Shawn Baker's discussion Black Eagle mini dory (was: baby Briggs build)
"Launch day photos: Pics from my buddy Jeff Gilman and his lovely wife:"
Apr 28
Shawn Baker replied to Bodacious Jack's discussion 20,000 CFS Crystal Swim Story
"That's awesome.  Thank you for a great story.  I'll bet it's even better around the campfire."
Apr 28
Shawn Baker replied to Guy Fredrickson's discussion Guy's Wooden Drift Boat Project
"WOW! WOW! WOW!!Beautifully done, Guy."
Apr 26
Shawn Baker replied to Dusty's discussion First build
"well done Dusty!"
Apr 22
Shawn Baker replied to Shawn Baker's discussion baby Briggs build
"Black Eagle Falls The Mandan and the South Piegan Blackfeet, among other Native Americans, knew of the falls.   Salish Indians would often hunt bison in the area on a seasonal basis, but no permanent settlements existed near the Great Falls…"
Apr 19
Rick Newman replied to Shawn Baker's discussion baby Briggs build
"Absolutely! Rick N"
Apr 17

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Hometown:
Kalispell
About Me:
Started building wooden sea kayaks back in 1997. Then got into whitewater kayaking, then rafting. Finally built a whitewater dory this year.
Boats I own:
Lost count...wooden sea kayaks, skin on frame kayaks, whitewater rafts and kayaks, and a whitewater dory

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