Wood Drift Boat Restoration

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  1. nomlasder

    nomlasder Active Member

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    Some with epoxy (chine), some with dowels, (frame).
     
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    Nice!

    Your shop must be heated. I went out to mine today to finish up a xmas present and the thermometer read 26 degrees. The water I used to clean up some glue the other day was frozen solid. I'll wait til Monday to finish up.
     
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    Wood stove made a small dent in the chill at these temps. It was a balmy 45 when I closed up today.
     
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    Progress has been hampered by the holidays, but I finally had a full day in the shop.
    Recut the weep holes in the frame using a jig and forsner bit. The original were simple saw cuts with the center broken out. I'll be able to seal the new cuts with epoxy with improved drainage.
    Stared sanding detailing the interior. Set the boat up on horses to make the work easier on my old back.
    I discovered the joint at the frame cut out to the chine was over cut and full of sand. I picked it out and will inject epoxy in the joints.
    Just gotta keep beating it to deatb.....
     

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    Nice work, Dr. Ross, and good bones on that patient.

    Those little shopvacs are handy, aren't they?
     
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    A bit redundant , but sanding prep continues. A couple tools brought out of the closet are the makita 1/4 sheet sander and the triangle detail sander. I just cut out triangle pieces from waste from round cuts for the orbital DA sander, and use 3m 77 spray adhesive. Sure beats buying packages of expensive precut sand paper.
     

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    TribalDragon911 The Breaker of Tippets and Arrows

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    It's great to see you breathing life back into that woodie. I know I love mine!
     
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    Whatever is a "triangle detail sander?" This sounds like a tool that I should probably be aware of, and possibly have in my collection.

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    This is what I have
     

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    Thanks Ross; I'll look into it.

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    More of the same , hull now to 120 and interior to 80. Ordered plywood, chine batten and rib replacement.

    New addition to the shop arrived just in time. 70k btu raised the temp to 65 in the shop which is a 35 deg raise in temp.
     

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    jeff bandy Make my day

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    Um, is that thing safe for use indoors?
     
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    jeff bandy Make my day

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    I looked it up.
    Ventilation
    Always provide a fresh air opening in
    the heated space of at least three
    square feet (2,800 sq. cm) for each 100,000 BTU/Hr. of
    heater output. Provide a larger opening if more heaters are
    being used. As an example, an PT-70-SS-A heater will
    require:
    - a two-car garage door open 6 inches, or
    - a single car garage open 9 inches, or
    - two thirty two inch wide windows open fifteen inches.
     
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    Works like a champ.
    The pole barn is not airtight. With the cat door, exhaust fan opening, ridge vent and general air leakage there's over 10sf open in 20000 cubic feet of space.
     
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    Finally forward progress, new rib glued in place. I simply scribed a copy from the old original.
     

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