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Guy's Wooden Drift Boat Project

Hello Everyone,   My name is Guy and this is my first post in this forum.  I am here because I want to build a wooden drift boat and, undou…

Started by Guy Fredrickson

775 yesterday
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New Dory on the Water

Greetings, I just completed my first boat.  Well, not really completed, still touch up paint to do, and I could always do more fairing of t…

Started by Bodacious Jack

3 yesterday
Reply by Rick Newman

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

153 on Saturday
Reply by Bennett Yarbrough

baby Briggs build

I love my big 17' Jerry Briggs-inspired Grand Canyon dory from Andy Hutchinson's plans, but she's way too big for day runs.  Time to build…

Started by Shawn Baker

38 on Thursday
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Drift Boat refinish

My drift boat build was completed in 2011 and I used it for both fishing and a commercial gig to transport a photographer around Montana an…

Started by Rick Newman

8 Jan 4
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Gracious Gift for End of Year Fundraiser

One of our founding members and good friend Roger Fletcher has offered a gracious gift for end of the year fundraiser. You could own this c…

Started by Randy Dersham

0 Dec 14, 2020

Material Suggestions for Oarlock Bushings

Does anyone have experience with different materials to use as oarlock bushings? My Ray's dory has a bushing within a block of wood for an…

Started by Ants Uiga

7 Nov 18, 2020
Reply by Shawn Baker

Wooden Gunwales

Im restoring a fibreglass fishing boat which had wooden gunwales, which rotted away. I was wondering if any one had any advice on how to re…

Started by oscar ballantyne

5 Nov 5, 2020
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Hairline Cracks in Hull

Hey hey! Finished a 15' Drift Boat last Winter and just discovered a few hairline cracks (stress cracks?) in the outer hull that I believe…

Started by Andrew Luttrell

3 Oct 27, 2020
Reply by Ants Uiga

Baker 17x54 build

Well I'm building a 17 54 baker drift boat. So far I've got a pallet of expensive ply wood and one scarf cut

Started by Bennett Yarbrough

289 Oct 9, 2020
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