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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 in General Forum

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 in General Forum

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 in General Forum

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 in General Forum

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 in General Forum

1 Apr 24
Reply by David Jensen

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 in General Forum

0 Apr 22

Anchor rope

I've been using some pretty sub-par three strand rope for both an anchor rope and bow line, and it's time for a replacement. One good thing…

Started by David Witton in General Forum

1 Apr 19
Reply by JC Smith

Boot Holes

Quick question, how far in front of your rowing seat did you cut the flat part (where you are bracing) of your boot holes?  I screwed up an…

Started by Thomas Hood in General Forum

2 Apr 10
Reply by Bennett Yarbrough

Oh Boy! Here we go again. Salvage restoration.

Just found another field queen waiting to be restored. Good sides but bottom inside chines are rotted out; which actually is a good thing b…

Started by Richard Sutherland in General Forum

5 Apr 9
Reply by Richard Sutherland

First build

Hi everyone, I'm just getting started.  I've gathered all the tools, read Fletcher's book about 6 times (so great), and read quite a lot of…

Started by Dusty in General Forum

62 Apr 9
Reply by robert godard

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