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Wooden Drift Boat Restoration/Presevation (New Member)

Hello folks! New to this forum, but have been reading it for about 2 months! Excellent content!!!By way of introduction, I have had on my b…

Started by Peter Honsberger in General Forum

0 on Friday

Salvage or restoration drift boat in Boise, Idaho

This boat is listed on Craig's list in Boise, Idaho. Appears to be a 16' Don Hill kit boat that wasn't quite finished. 

Started by Richard Sutherland in General Forum

6 on Friday
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Greg and Randy: TV Celebrities

Nice job you guys!

Started by CWarmouth in General Forum

1 Jan 14
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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

98 Jan 13
Reply by Shawn Baker

Down-East Rod Holder

Anyone have experience with the above. Seems well thought out and rugged. Got one for Christmas and would love your opinion if you've used…

Started by Don Tyson in General Forum

2 Jan 7
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Rescue Suggestions

This boating upset occurred on the Upper Kern at about 400 cfs in my local area.  I was simply an observer. As I looked at the pictures, I…

Started by Ants Uiga in General Forum

1 Jan 2
Reply by Shawn Baker

I have a Ply/Epoxy boat but am curious

In the Don Hill and McKenzie boats are the ribs glued in or glued and screwed? I don't see filled screw holes on most boat photos. This gav…

Started by Don Tyson in General Forum

20 Dec 26, 2019
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I am looking for a light wood to make oars.

I have made several sets of oars using fir. Usually they are heavier than I would like. Once I used basswood which is marginally lighter. H…

Started by Charles Schelin in General Forum

39 Dec 22, 2019
Reply by Don Tyson

Dave's River Whip

Hey there gang... been busy.  building designing, iterating and repeating. Here is my current build: Dave's River Whip. On my waters in t…

Started by Dave Z in General Forum

4 Dec 20, 2019
Reply by Don Tyson

Chine logs

Hi all, First-time post and first-time boat builder. I am currently running a 15’ aluminum high school shop class special, apparently shap…

Started by Brian Wilson in General Forum

9 Oct 30, 2019
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