Ben A. Hayes
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Digital Driftboat
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Hey Woodenboat People, I'm playing with creating CNC files for a driftboat. I've designed and built a few boats in the past, including a smallish grand canyon dory that I posted on here about, but…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bennett Yarbrough Oct 9, 2020.

Ideas on a 16' true double ender
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It's hard to go float down rivers- ideas seem to always start in camp, typically over a beer or G+T, often on the Deschutes. So, the next boat. I'm curious whether anyone has thoughts on the 16x48…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Blake Docter Jun 3, 2017.

craigslist boat
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Interesting boat on craigslist- know anything more about it? Looks…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by David Jensen Feb 24, 2013.

Southco Latches

Just a heads up for any other hatch-builders out there, there is a super deal on Southco Latches on ebay right now. Just go to ebay and search Southco or see if this link works. The seller is…Continue

Started Feb 11, 2013


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Bennett Yarbrough replied to Ben A. Hayes's discussion Digital Driftboat
"Nice! You going to build in wood? Aluminum? Plascore?"
Oct 9, 2020
Shawn Baker replied to Ben A. Hayes's discussion Digital Driftboat
"Very cool Ben!"
Oct 9, 2020

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Joseph, OR
About Me:
boater, builder.
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18' Briggs, other adoptees.

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Dories in Grand Canyon

Finally got pictures uploaded from a canyon trip last month. Perhaps it's cheating to put it here as there's only one wood boat on the trip, but she's a real beauty. A Derald Stewart (sp?) built dory from Grand Junction named the Canyon Wren. She recently got a full re-fit from Andy Hutchinson, and looks great. The other dory is my alumaweld, Chinook, although I hope to have a wood boat finished by my next trip down there!

Here's one picture- Canyon Wren in Upset, and there…


Posted on May 9, 2012 at 8:45am — 2 Comments

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At 9:47am on July 10, 2012, John Homer said…

Ben, Great job...Beautiful shell.


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