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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

36 May 31
Reply by Shawn Baker

Books / DVDs'???????

To All, Good Morning! My wife and I are looking at purchasing a drift boat from a member of this forum.  I have worked with boats all of m…

Started by Donnie Clinton

13 May 30
Reply by Scott L. Carlson

To knot the end of your anchor rope or not to knot. That is the question.

I have read a number of discussions concerning the type of knot to use on the free end of an anchor rope. I have always been taught to leav…

Started by Kirk Miller

4 May 28
Reply by David Witton

Tatum 17 for whitewater

    Hi All,    My Tatum 17 rebuild is almost finished.    If I wanted to use it on some class 3 runs, should I deck it out and add compartm…

Started by Scott L. Carlson

6 May 19
Reply by Scott L. Carlson

Whitewater Dory Builders...Bulk heads good or bad?

I've finished laying out the deck of my stitch and glue dory based on Montana River Boats Honky Dory. My question is should I install bulk…

Started by Jimmy Emery

8 May 17
Reply by Phil Mann

Help Restoring 1996 Homebuilt

I've been lurking around here for years, but its time to make a post!  I bought this cool homebuilt boat from the builder's widow a few yea…

Started by Adam Mendel

5 May 15
Reply by Adam Mendel

Keith Steele anchor lock

I have an 1983 Keith Steele drift boat that I have restored and I am trying to make the anchor lock function.  It wont let the rope easily…

Started by Kirk Miller

4 May 11
Reply by Kirk Miller

Wooden Boat Festival

Many thanks to the owners of Eagle Rock Lodge, Randy Dersham, and Steve Schaefers and crew of McKenzie River Guides Assn. (food) for anothe…

Started by David Jensen

1 May 1
Reply by Rick Newman

Towing on the water.

Can anyone tell me how my Tatman will tow on the water?

Started by MIKE PALMER

10 Apr 29
Reply by AJ DeRosa

Navigation Hazard McKenzie River

I was out working by the river this morning and looked upstream from my home just above Brown's Hole on the McKenzie.  There is a new tree…

Started by David Jensen

1 Apr 24
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