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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

16 Sep 10
Reply by Warren Gibbs

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


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

Prototype of a Removable / Adjustable Bow Catch

Good Evening! I just finished up my first Prototype of a Bow Catch that I believe is more secure (and durable) product to what is commonly…

Started by Donnie Clinton

0 Jul 25

Anchor release arm question

I have a 30lb anchor on my 18 x 54.  I am usually pretty loaded up with gear/people/dogs/beer and I can't get boat to stick in all but sha…

Started by erik heiden

1 Jul 19
Reply by David Witton

Trailer Drawings

Just wanted to share the trailer drawings I mentioned a while back.  Might be useful to someone who is looking to build one from scratch. …

Started by Tom Anderson

118 Jul 13
Reply by Bennett Yarbrough

McKenzie River

Has anyone floated the McKenzie the past week or so?  If so, what section, and any comments about water levels or obstructions.  Thanks.

Started by David Jensen

3 Jul 9
Reply by Jayson Hayes


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