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baby Briggs build

I love my big 17' Jerry Briggs-inspired Grand Canyon dory from Andy Hutchinson's plans, but she's way too big for day runs.  Time to build…

Started by Shawn Baker in General Forum

27 yesterday
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Guy's Wooden Drift Boat Project

Hello Everyone,   My name is Guy and this is my first post in this forum.  I am here because I want to build a wooden drift boat and, undou…

Started by Guy Fredrickson in General Forum

768 on Wednesday
Reply by Rick Newman

Drift Boat refinish

My drift boat build was completed in 2011 and I used it for both fishing and a commercial gig to transport a photographer around Montana an…

Started by Rick Newman in General Forum

8 Jan 4
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Gracious Gift for End of Year Fundraiser

One of our founding members and good friend Roger Fletcher has offered a gracious gift for end of the year fundraiser. You could own this c…

Started by Randy Dersham in General Forum

0 Dec 14, 2020

First build

Hi everyone, I'm just getting started.  I've gathered all the tools, read Fletcher's book about 6 times (so great), and read quite a lot of…

Started by Dusty in General Forum

137 Nov 23, 2020
Reply by David Witton

Material Suggestions for Oarlock Bushings

Does anyone have experience with different materials to use as oarlock bushings? My Ray's dory has a bushing within a block of wood for an…

Started by Ants Uiga in General Forum

7 Nov 18, 2020
Reply by Shawn Baker

Wooden Gunwales

Im restoring a fibreglass fishing boat which had wooden gunwales, which rotted away. I was wondering if any one had any advice on how to re…

Started by oscar ballantyne in General Forum

5 Nov 5, 2020
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Hairline Cracks in Hull

Hey hey! Finished a 15' Drift Boat last Winter and just discovered a few hairline cracks (stress cracks?) in the outer hull that I believe…

Started by Andrew Luttrell in General Forum

3 Oct 27, 2020
Reply by Ants Uiga

Baker 17x54 build

Well I'm building a 17 54 baker drift boat. So far I've got a pallet of expensive ply wood and one scarf cut

Started by Bennett Yarbrough in General Forum

289 Oct 9, 2020
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Digital Driftboat

Hey Woodenboat People,  I'm playing with creating CNC files for a driftboat. I've designed and built a few boats in the past, including a s…

Started by Ben A. Hayes in General Forum

2 Oct 9, 2020
Reply by Bennett Yarbrough


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