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Wooden drift boat on the Green river advisable?

Hi Friends,   we have a family river trip planned in a few weeks down from just below Flaming gorge dam for 2 nights. Our son will row our…

Started by Pete Weisbeck in General Forum

3 Jul 5
Reply by Gregg Maddock

Keith Steele Model 16 Restoration

Hi all, It's been quite sometime since I have been on Wooden Boat People.  I have dreamed about owning a wooden drift boat for many years.…

Started by Joseph Gill in General Forum

1 Jul 3
Reply by David Jensen

Boat cover

Hello all, I am traveling from New York to Montana/Idaho this summer with the boat I built with big help from Kurt at Wood River Drift Boat…

Started by JC Smith in General Forum

4 Jul 1
Reply by JC Smith

how long for epoxy cure before floating?

I started my annual - interior oil, exterior varnish on my 18ft boat the other day.  More of a workhorse for 25 days a summer than a show p…

Started by erik heiden in General Forum

4 Jun 6
Reply by erik heiden

Rod storage help.

I would love to see pics of what you all have in your boat for rod storage. 

Started by Patrick Hayes in General Forum

6 Jun 6
Reply by craig curtis

Rear knee brace

Ive been messing with several designs for a good rear knee brace for my Tatman boat, Everything ive tried threatens to tear the boat apart.…

Started by Dan Burr in General Forum

9 Jun 6
Reply by craig curtis

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 in General Forum

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 in General Forum

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 in General Forum

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 in General Forum

8 May 17
Reply by Phil Mann


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