Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Trailer mods and Footrests

Finished up the trailer mods, with some new welded brackets for the chine bunk guides, adding some king starboard padding material.

Seat foam is set in place with wood rails, both for support and looks. I'll carve the seat shape and glue it to the deck with contact cement once I get the oars and can do a final fitting.

Built a footrest out of left over ash and Port Orford cedar (love that stuff). I may just go into the wood shop once a week and cut and plane some scraps so I can re-permeate the house with the wonderful odor.  And turned a foot bar from hard maple. These too will be mounted once I do the final fitting with the oars.

Passing by the dory's namesake on the way to South Fork, CO. Hello little Huerfano!

And finally, I found a Lone Pine flag at the Dartmouth Co-op. Might be fun to fly it off the dory sometime. But maybe a little too flashy and pretentious?  We'll see.

Friday, September 2, 2016

Filling Space

Nothing much of substance to add to the blog right now, just filling some space while waiting for oars from Andy so I can do a final fit on the seat and add the foot brace and bar. Then she'll be pretty much done.

Once Cheryl finishes her painting touch up on the transom art.  You just can't rush artists...

Added a galvanized ring bolt to the transom, with a rope wrap to keep it quiet, and make it pretty.

Some dory shots on the Boulder Boat Works trailer, on the way to Wagner's Prop Shop to get some new, larger bunk guides to help keep the boat centered.

Side trip to the garden, where the beefsteak tomatoes are finally staring to come in.  Now, too fast and can't keep up with eating them.  Tough problem to have.  May have to give some away. Check out the beautiful Big Beefs, Goosecreek Blacks, and Pork Chops!

I drew some rough dimensions of the front and back seats to send with some pics to Jason at Wet Dreams for some seat cushions.  Originally was planning to just use paco pads but decided they would be too large and not fit well.

Here is a side pic of the original trailer chine guides.  With the relatively flat section of the mid-Briggs rocker, compared with a typical fishing drift boat, the guides didn't seem to be high enough to help keep the boat off the fender wells if it should shift during trailering.  Now, that would never happen on a trip such as a Deso put-in!  Right?

The pic on the right shows the brackets Chris made for me, compared to the old one.  I have some King Starboard, to add some padding, and square u-bolts on the way and then back on the trailer for testing.  Or hopefully, not.