David Jensen
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David Jensen replied to Dave Z's discussion Rogue River Trip
"I just took out this stretch 10/19.  Great pumpkin hatch thru the canyon.  Great group you were with."
Oct 25, 2017
David Jensen replied to Kirk Miller's discussion Smoker Oar restoration
"For the cracks at the tips, grind a little V the length +, then fill with epoxy.  Then varnish.  I strongly recommend no varnish on the handles (minimizes blisters).  I don't have an opinion on the rope wrap, I've never…"
Sep 22, 2017
David Jensen replied to Bennett Yarbrough's discussion Fly deck, oil or varnish
"One of my boats has marine varnish on the fly deck, the other has marine enamel.  I would not use oil because of a concern about the effect it might have on the flyline coating.  That said, I did have an oiled boat long ago, and do not…"
Aug 25, 2017
David Jensen replied to Travis Joslyn's discussion Any southern Oregon builders out there?
"I am North of Grants Pass, but if you get up to the Eugene-McKenzie River area, nI have a couple you can check out."
Aug 16, 2017
David Jensen replied to William Bedell's discussion Oregon White Oak Logs
"You might call Urban Lumber in Eugene/Springfield.  They might buy it.  I see their hauling truck."
Sep 9, 2016
David Jensen commented on Greg Hatten's blog post Rocky Mountain NP in a WoodenBoat
"Greg, I miss seeing you, but love to follow your many adventures.  Keep on keepin' on and go with the flow."
Aug 9, 2016
David Jensen replied to Kirk Miller's discussion Keith Steele anchor lock
"OK, with this info you may be able to get a solution.  Steele's Welding Shop is Steve Steele, one of Keith's sons.  Steve is still building wood boats and great trailers in Lebanon, OR.  Call the number I posted yesterday,…"
Aug 9, 2016
David Jensen replied to Kirk Miller's discussion Keith Steele anchor lock
"Kirk, If your goal is to restore your boat to how Keith built it in 1983, then you should know that anchor system is not original to the boat.  Keith's anchor system was a hole in the transom thru which the rope passed under the…"
Aug 8, 2016

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Vida, Or
About Me:
Live on the McKenzie River for 30+ years. Have boated many Oregon and Idaho rivers in a series of Keith Steele wooden drift boats.
Boats I own:
2 Keith Steele wooden drift boats

David Jensen's Blog

If you make it....

You should make it. Great folks, great location. If you need a ride, or a wood boat to row on Greg's AM float, let me know. I live 3 miles below the site, and plan on floating down Friday nigh for the BBQ. I have a second beauty you could use Saturday if you want. If you are here Friday, you can ride with us, and row part way.

Posted on April 7, 2010 at 8:42pm — 1 Comment

Tree at Marten Rapids

For the last year there has been a tree, with root wad, hung up at the top of Marten Rapids on the McKenzie. Marten was passable for good oarsmen, but tough in low water. It is gone. I'll float this weekend or next week from my place to the dam to report if it is a hazard. My guess is it is hung above High Banks.

Posted on January 7, 2009 at 7:37pm — 2 Comments

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At 1:37pm on April 30, 2013, Richard Elder said…

Looking at  the photos makes me really, really homesick.  Grew up 2 miles above Blue River.  People, just like salmon, imprint on their home stream.

At 9:39pm on March 30, 2009, Greg Hatten said…
Are you going to join us for the Float before the Festival on the 25th... hope so. We've got about 15 to 20 boats lined up for the little outing - should be fun.
See ya.
At 7:03pm on November 20, 2008, Randy Dersham said…
Hello David,
I'm glad you found the site. Please spread the word and jump into the conversations. The forums are generally for asking and answering questions. The Blog area is for you to post writing, photos, and other goodies about anything you have been up to lately.

Thanks for participating.

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