"It was a special visit indeed. Dave's blessed with a great spouse and three lovely girls. Had it not been for Dave's interest in the McKenzies and his willingness to test the efficacy of one of my plans, the Trapper would not have made it…"
"About time you guys got together. Dave, Roger sent me a text message about this. He was as excited about the meeting as you. Now we just have to get you back to the "old country" (that's what I call Oregon) to see where these boats…"
I have made several plywood-shoe-d boats and this is how I do it these days:
1. On a new boat with a solid, good bottom, oil the heck out of it. Turp/ boiled Linseed oil (BLO)/pine tar. (50/50 mix, put pine tar in to taste, (not…"
I've done both. No difference. The only thing i try to avoid is putting a scarf on a hard curve, as it will show as a flat spot. I know the boat you are building and you have no hard bends. Put it where it…"
Dave nice work on your boats, you are quite skilled. I had a question for you, I found about a 10 inch plane and a old old block plane in my basement. Will the 10 inch plane work to make my scarf joints for my side and bottom panels(56")? Or do i need to buy a 22 inch plane? If I use my 10 inch plane , it was my Great Grandfathers and hasn't been sharpener/used since he used them . I have very limited knowledge or experience with planes. I remember you mentioning there was an art to sharpening planes? Any Help is appreciated. I love the barbies in the model you built. I have two daughters myself , who are 9 and 11 years old. They will get a kick out of those pictures for sure!
Dave, this is Rick Newman from Spokane. We have never spoken, but I have folowed your boats progress both on here and at Happy Trout Chronicles. Neat boat and great job as a father sharing your activities with your kids! I admire your accomplishments.
I know that you follow events here quite closely and wanted to see more pictures of the Wooden Boat Festival. I took quite a few and have three files of pictures that I sent to both Randy and Greg Hatten. The total file size is 356 Mb so it overwhelms most mailing methods. I use a service called Pando that is free and works relatively well. If you would like me to send you the pictures I would be happy to.
I have pictures from the Boat Parade, pictures of the overall boats and where appropriate pictures of boat construction details. Lastly I had pictures of "Boat People" and the overall event.
Anyway if you are interested let me know an email address and I wil send them.
Hey - Happy Trout... Great "post" - boat progress is coming right along!! Wish you were able to make it out here for the wooden boat weekend... it's right up your alley - you'd have a great time!!
Keep up the good work...
I am planning on a bright finish right now... oil interior.
The main rivers I would be floating will probably be the Pere Marquette, Ausable, and possible the Big Man, Muskegon, etc. I have not spent much time on most of them (the Pere Marquette is the most frequent) but I am hoping the boat will allow me to get out more and explore more water.
I was liking the idea of a wider, low side boat that we can fish one from the from and back at the same time. Hopefully a little less reactive to the wind, and large enough for some decent trips with a couple guys and gear.