Ben A. Hayes
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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

A different kind of wooden boat
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Not quite the whitewater boat the most of the posts on here are about- but thought that some people might be interested in a restoration that I just finished. It's a 1978 Pocock cedar single rowing…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ben A. Hayes Dec 12, 2012.


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Joseph, OR
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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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