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Tatum 17 finish

Hi All, My first post, hope i am in the right spot. I have removed the bottom, replaced some ribs and am ready to replace some of the 1/4 i…

Started by Scott L. Carlson

8 Feb 22
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Serious damage to my boat

Help! Friend and I built this boat in 1991. Fished it a lot until my friend died in "09". Cover leaked in storage. Transom end of the boat…

Started by Paul Koehn

2 Feb 20
Reply by Rick Newman

Frame Strength Comparisons

I have been meaning to post this information for some time now.  I just re-discovered the pictures on my computer and decided to share this…

Started by Phillip Westendorf

7 Feb 19
Reply by Bennett Yarbrough

Trailer springs

I had a trailer frame made at a local shop for my still new Wood River DB. The owner fitted the trailer with 1750 lb leaf springs. Wonderin…

Started by JC Smith

5 Feb 15
Reply by JC Smith

Rest in Peace, Jerry Briggs

Roger Fletcher just posted on Facebook of Jerry's passing: "JERRY BRIGGS -- We lose another river legend - a great guy who made significan…

Started by Shawn Baker

0 Feb 14


I was wondering if anyone had an opinion on the use of Larch. The small amount of research that I have done seems to suggest that it has ma…

Started by Jim Hill

2 Feb 12
Reply by Shawn Baker

shop space rental?

I'm looking to rent space to finish my drift boat project. If anyone knows of space to rent short-term (2-3 months) somewhere near Newport,…

Started by Bob H

0 Feb 8

Briggs style Grand Canyon Dory course

Hi all, If anyone out there wants to take a two-week course in how to build a Briggs boat, I am offering one in Maine this summer at Wooden…

Started by Brad Dimock

0 Dec 17, 2018

Spray bottle oiling technique

After a wet Georgia summer I had some mildew on my boat. I got around to scrubbing it with peroxide last week and so needed to re oil all t…

Started by Bennett Yarbrough

0 Dec 15, 2018



Started by MIKE PALMER

0 Dec 10, 2018


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