Hey Rick, thanks for comments. I experience the tenaciousness of 5200 as well, will not be using it on anything that may have to be removed in future. Not sure how much the 1/2 by 16' pannels are, I did get some samples sent to me the scarf joints look awsome, and A grade faces look good. Not sure of all the ins and outs as it is a product that I can't find anyone using it. I did find a referance to it in Ian Outred's book. As well as alot of Larch referance in Wooden Boat magazine…Continue
Posted on March 1, 2012 at 7:21pm — 2 Comments
Thanks much on chine cap suggestion. Hoping you and some of members of this group could find some holes in this method-as I am sure there are. Any suggestion for eliciting more comment?
Do you know of another source of plans, like the ones in the Fletcher Book? I love looking at the different lines of drift boat others have created. Best, Doug
Posted on March 1, 2012 at 5:21am — 2 Comments
Your questions are right in line with the questions I was having in my mind.
On the Woodie Hindeman boat I did I actually deviated from the instructions in the book - used a timber strong back and took some of the rocker out of the little 14' boat in RF book. I thought the of developing the design of new boat with temp. frames let into strong back, also temp attach stems to strong back. This would serve as my form for clamping steamed chines and gunnels. The side pannels would be…Continue
Posted on February 29, 2012 at 7:31pm — 1 Comment
Hi to all members, I am new to Wooden Boat People experience-although I have enjoyed reading many of your comments over the years. Using the Roger Fletcher book as a guide with kind help for Randy and Sandy, I enjoyed building my first drift boat (14' Woody Hindeman Double Ender) three years ago. The boat is very fun to use, but I really like building as much as paddling. Four strip canoes later the disease of building boats is taking hold much as it has other family members. If you read…Continue
Posted on February 27, 2012 at 9:04pm — 2 Comments