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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

69 Nov 8
Reply by Shawn Baker

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

3 Oct 30
Reply by Shawn Baker

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

17 Oct 30
Reply by Dave Z

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

9 Oct 30
Reply by Dave Z

Strip or sand

Keith Steele 40 year old boat, well maintained, several sanding and repainting projects over the years. Always used Exterior porch paint. S…

Started by Charles S Lilley

4 Oct 25
Reply by Charles S Lilley

Whitewater Dory build in Montana (was: Fir vs Meranti dory floor)

This will be heavily glassed and painted on both sides, not worried about fir checking which is better for stiffness and strength as a flo…

Started by Shawn Baker

43 Sep 7
Reply by Guy Fredrickson

Geometry

I’ve been thinking about a new boat and one thing keeps coming up, the rowing geometry in my current Briggs, Huerfano.  Somewhere, I came…

Started by J. Snider

5 Aug 22
Reply by David Witton

Hill boat value ?

I need some suggestions on value of a nice Don Hill boat , 16 . Excellent  original condition w trailer . I could email pics , not sure how…

Started by mick mickelson

2 Aug 21
Reply by mick mickelson

Anchor pedal issues

Hey all, my old Bo’s. Anchor pedal wore out and won’t hold the rope any longer. I can’t find parts or a replacement that mounts to the rib…

Started by Dan Burr

1 Aug 19
Reply by Randy Dersham

Planning a trip on Deso in a few weeks at 9,000 bfs any pointers?

25 years of Class V boating in rafts and duckies but the first time in a wooden drift boat on anything other then portions of the Lower Sal…

Started by Judy Culver

7 Aug 5
Reply by Shawn Baker

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