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Selling my Ostrm built boat

I am selling my 14' wooden boat built by John Ostrm when he worked for Boat specialties, inc. in Salem, Oregon.  The original owner told me…

Started by Randy in General Forum

14 Apr 23
Reply by Gregg Maddock

My 1972 Don Hill kit is done!

Got her done! Only took 46 years, but she is done. The wood was bone dry and would split really easily. All I have to do now is wash the tr…

Started by Brian King in General Forum

1 Apr 5
Reply by David Jensen

14' Don Hill Drift Boat Restoration

Got home yesterday with a 14' Don Hill drift boat in very rough condition. Have to clear space in garage for restoration. Will keep posting…

Started by Richard Sutherland in General Forum

27 Apr 5
Reply by Richard Sutherland

Wallace Drift Boats

Drift Boats

Started by Gregg Maddock in General Forum

2 Apr 2
Reply by Rick Newman

Anchor systems

I have a pre-cut drift boat kit on its way. It probably comes as no surprise I am pouring through alternatives to outfit my boat. This morn…

Started by JC Smith in General Forum

6 Mar 29
Reply by Bennett Yarbrough

Looking for a little project?

This is an early ‘80’s 14’ Don Hill. A gentleman dropped it off at the shop today.  It has a leak in the bottom which he wants me to fix an…

Started by Gregg Maddock in General Forum

1 Mar 22
Reply by Gregg Maddock

Smoker Oar restoration

I restored a Keith Steele 1983 drift boat a couple winter's ago and I recently obtained what appears to be the original oars.  I have 3 Smo…

Started by Kirk Miller in General Forum

8 Mar 20
Reply by Kirk Miller

Newbie Here and trying to do a restore job

Howdy folks, working on doing a restore job on this old wooden drifter I traded a half a dozen fly for. I am a life long fly fisherman from…

Started by Rodney Jennings in General Forum

0 Mar 20

New 17' Don Hill with some modification.

Most of these photos were taken on the Clark Fork, St. Regis MT.  Instead of the bulky sliding seat in the front, I mounted (but removable)…

Started by Gregg Maddock in General Forum

16 Mar 19
Reply by Dusty

Port Ludlow Fly Fishing Pram

Here are a few pictures of the Port Ludlow, WA Fly Fishing Pram being built by Chris of Squim WA.  The build plans are availible for purcha…

Started by Arnold a. Koch in General Forum

8 Mar 13
Reply by Arnold a. Koch


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