Discussion in 'Watercraft' started by Oldtoy, Aug 23, 2011.
I have been told that I work like a pig. After seeing these photos I realize how true it is...
last one for now. my interior concept.
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I wish that I had more time to work on this thing...
Happen to know how much rocker the bottom has, and how high are the sides?
I went off of the Yukon Plans verbatim if that helps. I am out of town but will take a look when I get home this weekend.
"...yes, people on this board have reported the flipping of their rafts (still can't figure that one out on the Yakima)..." Flipped their rafts??? WTF? I can't even try to figure out how Mumbles could have pulled that one off:rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::clown:
Looking at your photos of the framing, I can almost smell the wood. Maybe it will inspire me to start a pram project I have been thinking of...
I love it when my garage looks like that...
If your like me, you'll get to a point when you must either finish it or burn it. You'll know what to do.
Enjoy the journey.
For those of you that don't have the necessary skills required to flip a raft on the Yakima, this is something that came completely natural to me and I would be happy to tell you how.
The recipe goes something like this: Add the following; one guy whose never rowed in his life, a good dose of impatients, high water flows, and 1 sweeper.
Add those ingredients, wait about 5 minutes from your first launch and that's how you flip a raft on the Yakima.
Recipe for success then!
I'm still working on the recipe for success. But I'm sure it would involve getting a clue and some training (which I have gotten since then), understanding just how dangerous a sweeper is, which I do now, and.more experience on the water, which I'm working on.
Thanks for posting your experience Jeff, people don't realize how quickly things can happen on a river. Even a low gradient river like the yakima.
Don't let low gradient, like Jeff's experience shows, sneak up on you. There are several sections on the Yakima where oarsmanship and experience are required. Best to ask ahead - a guide, a fly shop, someone who's recently run it, etc.
There's no replacement for real-world experience to develop knowledge, and I've had several clients who are interested in learning the river - both how to successfully find fish, but also how to do it safely in their own boats.
When's Spring, again?
I had some help this weekend and was able to get the thing sheeted. Hopefully have this thing glassed up soon. It is definitely a two man job getting the sides sheeted. I was able to take care of the rest on my own, but the four large pieces on the sides required help. Skinning the bottom and the smaller side sections is no problem one manned.
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Looks real good...
I'm sure you will put lots of screws in the bottom and side panels, back in the old days we would put a screw every 8" and then a copper nail in between each screw. Now, all I use is Silicon Bronze screws on boats.