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Old 12-11-2018   #51
 
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Yes it is, l bought the book, drift boats and river dorys and used the two pages sketch to build it. I honestly built it in two weeks. I was off work and worked on it all day for two weeks.

Sweet, beautiful job. 2 weeks, you must have been hard at it every day.

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Yes it is, l bought the book, drift boats and river dorys and used the two pages sketch to build it.

Very cool. I corresponded with Mr. Fletcher. He seems like a genuinely nice guy. I was looking for his email on his website, but he invited snail mail, so I took pen to paper and wrote him the old-fashioned way.


I really like the way he studied the history to understand the construction and design.



I'd like to do a ply on frame boat after I finish my stitch and glue.





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I honestly built it in two weeks. I was off work and worked on it all day for two weeks.

That is so impressive. Wow!

Probably the duration a lot of the original boats were built. Something we just don't do today. Wood boats get a year of painstaking work in someone's garage or custom shop...aluminum and glass boats are turned more quickly for production.

The original woodies weren't intended to be lifetime pieces..but to last 1-3 seasons of heavy guide use and then replaced. It's a testament to the construction methods and craftsmanship (and good boat care) that so many are still on the water.
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Yes the book was is very informative! I never thought my boat would come back from the Gauley, that is why l built everything out of cheap plywood even the frames! I am going to build a Dory next year and do it right!
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Mine is now looking like a boat. Day 7 - glassing inside the floor, time to start on bulkheads.
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Oh sweet!! I hadn't looked at this thread in a while, and just saw your progress on your boat Mtn4Runner!!

Between reading about what Buzz, Moulty Fulmer, and Martin Litton did with them, and now you and Curtis's builds, I just have to build my own. It might be a while till I have some money and time at the same time, but it's gonna happen!!

Make sure you protect your self from those resin fumes, nothing good for your health ever came out of a chemical factory!
I tip my helmet to you, best of luck with your build, now I have both an oar, and a dory thread to study up on for my future projects!!
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Mine is now looking like a boat. Day 7 - glassing inside the floor, time to start on bulkheads.

Outstanding progress! Beautiful work, way to go !!!
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Oh sweet!! I hadn't looked at this thread in a while, and just saw your progress on your boat Mtn4Runner!!

Between reading about what Buzz, Moulty Fulmer, and Martin Litton did with them, and now you and Curtis's builds, I just have to build my own. It might be a while till I have some money and time at the same time, but it's gonna happen!!

Figure ~$2,500 for a fully fiberglassed Andy Hutchinson design if you're good at scrounging the little miscellaneous parts. Could be more than that if you have to make a lot of hardware store and tool runs. I'm currently at $2k, all the big parts are bought, and I think I'll have enough material (ply and glass) left over to build a custom drybox for my raft).


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Make sure you protect your self from those resin fumes, nothing good for your health ever came out of a chemical factory!
I tip my helmet to you, best of luck with your build, now I have both an oar, and a dory thread to study up on for my future projects!!

Fair warning, thank you. I'm good about wearing my charcoal respirator when painting, and a dust mask when sanding (especially epoxy/glass) but not so good about wearing the respirator when glassing...epoxy doesn't have an odor, but that doesn't mean it doesn't have fumes.


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Outstanding progress! Beautiful work, way to go !!!
Thanks M! Looking forward to uniting our dories on a river this summer.
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Thanks M! Looking forward to uniting our dories on a river this summer.



Me as well, and then I came across this looking at snowpack and seasonal temp and precip maps.



https://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/



We had our first storm the past 2 days, barely a skiff of snow on the ground..
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Looking Great! Nice work. Welcome to "Woody side"!
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