Dave Z
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Rogue River Trip
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Jayson Hayes Oct 30, 2017.

New Boat- The Pennsylvania Drifter- True Double Ender Design
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Started this discussion. Last reply by CWarmouth Jul 8, 2017.

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Owner and Operator of Down Home Boatworks. Flyfisher and boat designer.
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At 10:17pm on January 8, 2015, Joel Williams said…

Happy New Year!  I'll second the desire for plans for the your Pram 2.0.  We traded emails early last year and you recommended a bigger boat for what I described to you.  I've been scrounging up materials, finishing projects and setting up a shop space just in time for winter!

Thanks a ton,  Joel Williams


At 5:55pm on August 26, 2014, Tom McLaughlin said…
Do you sel plans for you new Driftboat Pram 2.0? I looks like a fun build and should be a great boat to fish out of here in Minnesota.

Thanks for any information you can provide.
At 11:47am on October 21, 2013, John Weston said…

Dave, thanks. you can e-mail me at:


looking forward to hearing from you and what you have to say about the little pram. I hope it is good. I really like it and would like to build it. thanks


At 12:34pm on July 11, 2012, John Homer said…

Beautiful boats Dave, well done

At 8:18am on February 22, 2010, M Quinlan said…
Dave nice work on your boats, you are quite skilled. I had a question for you, I found about a 10 inch plane and a old old block plane in my basement. Will the 10 inch plane work to make my scarf joints for my side and bottom panels(56")? Or do i need to buy a 22 inch plane? If I use my 10 inch plane , it was my Great Grandfathers and hasn't been sharpener/used since he used them . I have very limited knowledge or experience with planes. I remember you mentioning there was an art to sharpening planes? Any Help is appreciated. I love the barbies in the model you built. I have two daughters myself , who are 9 and 11 years old. They will get a kick out of those pictures for sure!
At 7:13am on May 6, 2009, Rick Newman said…
Dave, this is Rick Newman from Spokane. We have never spoken, but I have folowed your boats progress both on here and at Happy Trout Chronicles. Neat boat and great job as a father sharing your activities with your kids! I admire your accomplishments.

I know that you follow events here quite closely and wanted to see more pictures of the Wooden Boat Festival. I took quite a few and have three files of pictures that I sent to both Randy and Greg Hatten. The total file size is 356 Mb so it overwhelms most mailing methods. I use a service called Pando that is free and works relatively well. If you would like me to send you the pictures I would be happy to.

I have pictures from the Boat Parade, pictures of the overall boats and where appropriate pictures of boat construction details. Lastly I had pictures of "Boat People" and the overall event.

Anyway if you are interested let me know an email address and I wil send them.

Tight Lines,

Rick Newman
At 7:40pm on April 22, 2009, Greg Hatten said…
Evidence to the contrary... your priorities are just right!! Rain-check on Oregon... "literally". One of these days we'll float a river - here or there...
At 1:01pm on April 22, 2009, Greg Hatten said…
Hey - Happy Trout... Great "post" - boat progress is coming right along!! Wish you were able to make it out here for the wooden boat weekend... it's right up your alley - you'd have a great time!!
Keep up the good work...
At 8:51pm on March 24, 2009, jb said…
Yea I'm with you on the double-enders, fairest lines of all. Can't haul as much, but as Ray Wylie Hubbard says... some things under heaven, are just cooler than hell.

I just ordered a foot stomper from Sandy. How do you like yours?
At 6:02pm on March 24, 2009, jb said…
Thanks for your response, most helpful. By the way, I was thinking the DE designation after your boat(s) listings stood for double-ender, but I see in your blog you have a transom. What's the DE.

Thanks again jb

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