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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

4 Sep 10
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16ft project boat for sale. Started the finishing process, unable to finish it.

Started by Jacob Nelson

13 Sep 9
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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

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

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

315 Aug 22
Reply by Bennett Yarbrough

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

4 Aug 21
Reply by Phillip Westendorf

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

3 Aug 13
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

29 Aug 10
Reply by Guy Fredrickson

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

4 Aug 9
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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

1 Aug 3
Reply by Bennett Yarbrough

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