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Old 12-09-2019   #11
 
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Here's blue rub strake for your records
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Here's blue rub strake for your records
Well, I'll be! Thanks Bigwater! Do you happen to know what year they did that, and if it was general production or a special order for the outfitter?
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Oh, and use Marine Epoxy on the oars, lasts a lot longer than Spar Varnish. There's a thread here on Mountainbuzz about refinishing oars, lots of schools of thought on how to do it, above is mine
Interesting. I have some experience with West epoxy on wood sailboats and find it is not as good with UV as varnish (though much stronger)
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Interesting. I have some experience with West epoxy on wood sailboats and find it is not as good with UV as varnish (though much stronger)
https://www.maverickcomposites.com/b...oxy-in-the-usa
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YOUR FRAME

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Here's blue rub strake for your records
Nice rig, Bigwater.

I got a question for you because it looks to me that your frame goes a bit into the kick at one end:

I want to replace my frame because is is thin tubing has drop rails (so it could work on a cataraft) and struts to the oar mounts which will be in the way of my fishing rods.

I'd like to go 78" so I can get 3 decent bays plus a 23" cockpit. NRS typically says to go no more than 72" on 13' boats. I'd like to go a few inches into the kick on each end. Seem reasonable?
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That Avon Expedition with the blue rubstrake in the photo was a 1998 model. I remember because it was a High water year on the Kern and we had new boats to use. I don't think they were special order, but can't say for sure. But I seriously doubt it since the outfitter was never one to spend extra money.

As to frame length on your Drifter, put your tape measure on your boat and see where a 78" frame would sit. I'd imagine 3 extra inches on either end wouldn't be much of an issue. Others will have differing opinions.
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Both great looking boats.

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Nice looking rigs. Is that an older SMC carabiner your using to secure those bags?
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Interesting. I have some experience with West epoxy on wood sailboats and find it is not as good with UV as varnish (though much stronger)


The old thread is pretty good. I tend to default to very light sanding & spray spar varnish every couple seasons. It may not be the best or ideal, but easy enough to get it all done in a couple beers.
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I am a former WA State Rafting Outfitter; in 1998 we purchased four 14' Avon SB Adventures with blue Rubbing strakes from Clavey River Gear in CA. They told me they were a special order from Avon.
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I am a former WA State Rafting Outfitter; in 1998 we purchased four 14' Avon SB Adventures with blue Rubbing strakes from Clavey River Gear in CA. They told me they were a special order from Avon.
That's what I was guessing, cause you don't see a whole lot of them, actually I've been an Avon Snob since the early 80's and never have seen one till the photo was posted.
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