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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

4 Dec 20, 2019
Reply by Don Tyson

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, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019

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, 2019
Reply by David Witton


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