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Old 09-15-2018   #21
 
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Dory Forum - Yes!

Especially if you would welcome a plastic builder. I made a 13" modified Briggs deign on Rhino 3D, and cut it out of HDPE plastic sheets using printed patterns, joined with an injection welder. Why plastic? I'm an old kayaker, never really rowed, and I do hit rocks. It has a raft frame to give it some rigidity, but I'd like to modify that.

I made one serious mistake, built it so it would fit in my Toy truck, but that's a whole other story. I do love how she feels in waves, though.
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Old 09-15-2018   #22
 
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I'd like to see a dory section for sure. Have a original Briggs.
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Old 09-15-2018   #23
 
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I'd like to see a dory section for sure. Have a original Briggs.
You can't make a statement like that without pics!!
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Old 09-16-2018   #24
 
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Especially if you would welcome a plastic builder. I made a 13" modified Briggs deign on Rhino 3D, and cut it out of HDPE plastic sheets using printed patterns, joined with an injection welder. Why plastic? I'm an old kayaker, never really rowed, and I do hit rocks. It has a raft frame to give it some rigidity, but I'd like to modify that.

I made one serious mistake, built it so it would fit in my Toy truck, but that's a whole other story. I do love how she feels in waves, though.

Most cool, my immediate thoughts would be 1) hoow heavy is it, and 2) given the price of HDPE, what do you have into the boat ?
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Old 09-17-2018   #25
 
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MT4Runner....What was I thinking!? Here ya go.Found this baby moldering away, down in a Christmas tree farm in Boulder,Co.
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Before pics??!
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Old 09-18-2018   #27
 
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Briggs rescue

Let me dig deeper..... She was originally a "Rogue River Special" before I decked her.
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That's incredible, @coloriverdude! How long did it take you?
I'd love to see more pics!

Even if we don't get a subforum, I'm loving this thread.
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While we're at it, more pics of Bears Ears too please. Such a cool boat.

What's the story on the Briggs? Go to cut a Christmas tree and stumble upon history next to the tree you picked? Has anyone assembled a list of the Briggs boats with whereabouts?
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I spoke to MNichols by phone a bit on Sunday. Sadly he hasn't yet been able to row her, as the water is still too skinny in Colorado.

Here are the Bears Ears pics on Brad Dimock's blog:
https://fretwaterlines.blogspot.com/search?q=bears+ears
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