Building a Clark Fork Drifter: Getting
September 14-15, 2012
When I got to the Boathouse, I saw this adolescent heron hanging
out on the Capt Ben F. I've seen him around a few times now,
maybe he's out mascot? Does anyone know what to feed herons?
We had a new volunteer - everybody please welcome Bob, a Toledo
native. He's helping Curt snap the lines for the sides. This is
a very easy design and it should go together in a snap.
Curt and Bob working on the bulkheads. Since the design is so easy,
we thought we'd do something a little different: We are going to
fiberglass and epoxy coat all the pieces before we assemble the
boat. This is a technique recommended by both Paul Butler (this
boat's designer) and John Welsford, designer of the Mollyhawks.
We made Bob our Mixologist
Curt got the fiddy bits
while I got to tackle the big bits. At 3oz per batch, I used ~20oz
of epoxy to saturate the 6oz cloth to the cockpit sole.
Curt was using 3.25oz cloth - it's probably overkill, but we had
it . . .
Next week: 'Glass the sides and get the strongback set up.