DB Boat Build

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  1. Wet Wade

    Wet Wade New Member

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    Big ole' dead drifted olive Yuck Bug (#2) w/a smallish (# 8 or 10) Crawdad dropper. :thumb: I started tying a #8 Crawdad with Blue UV dubbing in the body that's been absolutely kicking butt.
     
  2. Joshw

    Joshw Tamer of Trouts

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    Getting closer....did manage to get one coat of varnish on the boat over this past weekend.

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  3. Bullwhacker

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    Looking good! I have mine 98% complete and have about 75 miles on it this spring. I still need to touch up some paint at some point. Here is a picture from last weekend.
     
  4. TrappedinCO

    TrappedinCO Help! I'm trapped in a landlocked state.

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    Mine's still in pieces in the garage. You guys are making me jealous.

    By the way, nice work!
     
  5. Joshw

    Joshw Tamer of Trouts

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    Sharp looking boat! I like that rear brace...should have thought about something like that before I finished out the floor. Still debating on what type of brace for the rear....make some hokey steamer box contraption and do an arch or come up at angles off the side and flatten it out in the middle. Hmmmmm

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  6. Bullwhacker

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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.
     
  7. 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.
     
  8. 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.
     
  9. 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.

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  10. Joshw

    Joshw Tamer of Trouts

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

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  11. Eric-WD

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

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  12. 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.
     
  13. Wet Wade

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    Excellent choice on the color. Looks very nice.
     
  14. 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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  15. Ed Call

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    Damn beautiful boat you created there Josh.