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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

29 Aug 10
Reply by Guy Fredrickson

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

4 Aug 9
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

1 Aug 3
Reply by Bennett Yarbrough

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

9 Aug 1
Reply by Mitchell Culbertson

Inside sheer rail repair

A portion of the inside sheer rail is missing. Is it possible to join a new piece to the existing rail, or do I need to replace it altogeth…

Started by Andy Pruitt Heisler in General Forum

8 Aug 1
Reply by David Witton

Greg Tatum boat

My 17' Tatum boat has serious dry rot in transom and floor at drain plug. Is it possible to fix this much damage? Can anyone recommend a go…

Started by Paul Koehn in General Forum

1 Jul 27
Reply by Kurt Selisch

Fly Rod holder

I recently realized that I need a better way to store the rods on my Rapid Robert. Wondering if there any good suggestions out there. I did…

Started by Warren Gibbs in General Forum

2 Jul 19
Reply by Warren Gibbs

Guy's Wooden Drift Boat Project

Hello Everyone,   My name is Guy and this is my first post in this forum.  I am here because I want to build a wooden drift boat and, undou…

Started by Guy Fredrickson in General Forum

574 Jul 5
Reply by Rick Newman

Down sizing

This is a tough one for me, but it's time for me to downsize a bit. Go to for details on these two boats -

Started by Roger Fletcher in General Forum

0 Jul 2

Turning my Driftboat into a Whitewater Dory

I have an older 16x48 Tatman driftboat that doesn't get as much use.  I am considering converting into a whitewater dory.   I am interested…

Started by Roger Goth in General Forum

4 Jun 20
Reply by Randy Dersham


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