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Selling my Keith Steel Boat

I’m selling the Keith Steele boat that I purchased from Keith in 1966.  I used it on the McKenzie for 42 years before moving to Portland in…

Started by Bill Kirkpatrick in General Forum

0 yesterday

Determining Inner Gunwale Length

Hey Guys, How do I determine the inner gunnel length so I get a nice tight fit at the transom and stem? 

Started by CWarmouth in General Forum

3 on Monday
Reply by Rick Newman

14' Don Hill Drift Boat Restoration

Got home yesterday with a 14' Don Hill drift boat in very rough condition. Have to clear space in garage for restoration. Will keep posting…

Started by Richard Sutherland in General Forum

29 Aug 10
Reply by Guy Fredrickson

Trailer spring weight

The trailer I had made for my boat came with 3500 lbs springs.  I knew this was wayyyy too stiff and this week I put on some 2000 lbs sprin…

Started by Bennett Yarbrough in General Forum

2 Aug 9
Reply by Bennett Yarbrough

My 1972 Don Hill kit is done!

Got her done! Only took 46 years, but she is done. The wood was bone dry and would split really easily. All I have to do now is wash the tr…

Started by Brian King in General Forum

4 Aug 9
Reply by craig curtis

Rear knee brace

Ive been messing with several designs for a good rear knee brace for my Tatman boat, Everything ive tried threatens to tear the boat apart.…

Started by Dan Burr in General Forum

1 Aug 3
Reply by Bennett Yarbrough

Smoker Oar restoration

I restored a Keith Steele 1983 drift boat a couple winter's ago and I recently obtained what appears to be the original oars.  I have 3 Smo…

Started by Kirk Miller in General Forum

9 Aug 1
Reply by Mitchell Culbertson

Inside sheer rail repair

A portion of the inside sheer rail is missing. Is it possible to join a new piece to the existing rail, or do I need to replace it altogeth…

Started by Andy Pruitt Heisler in General Forum

8 Aug 1
Reply by David Witton

Greg Tatum boat

My 17' Tatum boat has serious dry rot in transom and floor at drain plug. Is it possible to fix this much damage? Can anyone recommend a go…

Started by Paul Koehn in General Forum

1 Jul 27
Reply by Kurt Selisch

Fly Rod holder

I recently realized that I need a better way to store the rods on my Rapid Robert. Wondering if there any good suggestions out there. I did…

Started by Warren Gibbs in General Forum

2 Jul 19
Reply by Warren Gibbs

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