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I have a Ply/Epoxy boat but am curious

In the Don Hill and McKenzie boats are the ribs glued in or glued and screwed? I don't see filled screw holes on most boat photos. This gav…

Started by Don Tyson

20 Dec 26, 2019
Reply by Don Tyson

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
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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

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


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