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Wood boat covers?

Just finished a restoration of an unknown 15.5’ x 6’ and I can’t keep her in the garage this winter. What is the best cover system for a lo…

Started by Dan Poole in General Forum

8 Oct 11
Reply by Jonathan Clarke

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

46 Oct 11
Reply by Phillip Westendorf

Does anyone know the owner of this boat?

A gentleman named George dropped this boat off at my shop in April for some work on the bottom. The work is complete.  I have permanently c…

Started by Gregg Maddock in General Forum

5 Oct 10
Reply by Rick Newman

Graphite for bottom

Hello all, I have applied my third layer of epoxy and 6 oz cloth to the bottom of my drift boat project. I am looking for information on th…

Started by JC Smith in General Forum

3 Oct 10
Reply by Shawn Baker

Dean River Boat Design

Hey guys, Does anyone know where I can acquire plans for a Dean River sled? Fascinated by the shape of that hull... Thanks! jason 

Started by Jason Knight in General Forum

0 Oct 3

16ft project boat for sale. Started the finishing process, unable to finish it.

Started by Jacob Nelson in General Forum

16 Sep 25
Reply by Jacob Nelson

Sticky Oil

I have 5 coats of 50/50 turp and boiled linseed oil applied to the interior of my Keith Steele boat restoration. There are places on the fl…

Started by CWarmouth in General Forum

4 Sep 10
Reply by CWarmouth

Drift Boat Project #3

Here we go again. Taking a little road trip to Oregon this weekend to pick up a genuine piece of driftboat history – a 1960’s era Keith Ste…

Started by CWarmouth in General Forum

127 Sep 2
Reply by Rick Newman

Boat advice

Hi all,  I am new to this group and also new to the world of wooden boats!  But I am a seasoned river rafter. I am planning some flatwater…

Started by Katie Lewis in General Forum

3 Aug 28
Reply by David Jensen

Dorf's Wooden Drift Boat

I just found this Forum the past week and was pleased to see all the interesting discussions. I have previously (2006) built and launched a…

Started by Phillip Westendorf in General Forum

315 Aug 22
Reply by Bennett Yarbrough


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