DB Boat Build

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  1. Bullwhacker

    Bullwhacker Member

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    I spent about two months looking at that area out of the corner of my eye trying to decide how to do the rear casting brace. I also have a 14' Sotar raft I would like to be able to stack on the DB if the occasion comes around, so I wanted it removable. This seems to work well enough and is very solid. The rear floor was the other obstacle that took a few months of thinking to get an idea I liked. I don't have a picture of it on hand but it is a drop in mahogony slat floor similar to what you would see in a framed boat. I didn't want a drain plug in the center of the boat or the rear fisherman tripping on the anchor rope. I'll try to get a couple pictures up.

    Also, I didn't invest the time to build a steamer for my arches, just planed my white oak down to .25" and built a form to laminate it to the right radius.
     
  2. Bullwhacker

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    One other thing, the casting brace doesn't come off the floor, it comes off the dry box sides. Here is a picture showing how it is attached. These were during the construction phase.
     
  3. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

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    What wonderful work. I so want to build or buy a nice wooden boat.
     
  4. Joshw

    Joshw Tamer of Trouts

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    Thats a good idea...I'll have to do some more tinkering in the garage and see if I can figure out something to come off the back of my dry boxes. I would like the option to remove it if necessary. Thanks for the idea.

    Josh
     
  5. Joshw

    Joshw Tamer of Trouts

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    A couple of pictures of the finished exterior....completed last night.

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    Josh
     
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    sweet boat, your obviously a craftsman. I wish I could build like that.

    Eric
     
  7. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

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    Beautiful Josh, absolutely beautiful. How are you going to outfit the interior? I'm so amazed at the talent of you boat building guys.
     
  8. Wet Wade

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    Excellent choice on the color. Looks very nice.
     
  9. Joshw

    Joshw Tamer of Trouts

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    And the finished product....minus the beer holders that I just realized that I haven't put in yet. Well that'll be tomorrow after I get back from taking up to a local lake to test it out.

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    Josh
     
  10. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

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    Damn beautiful boat you created there Josh.
     
  11. papafsh

    papafsh Piscatorial predilection

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    Josh, that is QUAL-A-T!

    LB
     
  12. Arthur Vakulchik

    Arthur Vakulchik Young Gun

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    very nice boat!! But there is still on thing you need to do... Figure out which seat is mine! :)
     

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