David Jensen
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Lower McKenzie

Any one float Hendricks Wayside to Bellinger lately?  Any trees etc. in that run?Continue

Started Apr 7

McKenzie River
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Has anyone floated the McKenzie the past week or so?  If so, what section, and any comments about water levels or obstructions.  Thanks.Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jayson Hayes Jul 9, 2019.

Wooden Boat Festival
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Many thanks to the owners of Eagle Rock Lodge, Randy Dersham, and Steve Schaefers and crew of McKenzie River Guides Assn. (food) for another spectacular McKenzie Wooden Boat Festival.  Many wonderful…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rick Newman May 1, 2019.

Navigation Hazard McKenzie River
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I was out working by the river this morning and looked upstream from my home just above Brown's Hole on the McKenzie.  There is a new tree significantly blocking the foot of Bear Creek rapid.  If you…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by David Jensen Apr 24, 2019.

 

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David Jensen replied to CWarmouth's discussion Camping Advice on McKenzie
"Rick, It is possible to catch Chinook (and other salmon) on a fly in Oregon from the North to South coast.  Northern coast rivers/estuaries are Necanicum, Wilson, Trask, Nestucca, and Tillamook Bay.  Some rivers, such as the Nestucca, have…"
May 4
David Jensen replied to CWarmouth's discussion Camping Advice on McKenzie
"CW, I live on the McKenzie, 10 miles East of where Keith built your boat.  I had many beers there, and at his later shop just upriver from his first.  I will give you some information that I hope will be of value regarding your questions.…"
May 3
David Jensen replied to Rick Newman's discussion Staying Alive at Home
"On the lower McKenzie River, just out of Eugene and close to the University of Oregon, is a huge basalt rock face that inclines gently to the river's edge.  We call it Sorority Rock because traditionally when we first get some prolonged…"
Apr 16
David Jensen replied to J. Snider's discussion Geometry
"Jon, I have had multiple Keith Steele 16' Guides Model (higher sides than his Standard Model) boats over the past 35 years, and found my hands too high when seated on the rope seat.  Rather than raising the seat, which would have pissed…"
Aug 10, 2019
Jayson Hayes replied to David Jensen's discussion McKenzie River
"I ran it on the 21st a couple days after that but the river was on a sharp rise and it was great, didn't touch a single rock that day..........hit a few "sneakers" Friday"
Jul 9, 2019
David Jensen replied to David Jensen's discussion McKenzie River
"Thanks, Jayson.  I ran that June 18, and it was a little low in a couple of spots."
Jul 8, 2019
Jayson Hayes replied to David Jensen's discussion McKenzie River
" We ran Frissel to McKenzie Bridge on Friday, Its getting a little "boney" "
Jul 8, 2019
David Jensen replied to Joseph Gill's discussion Keith Steele Model 16 Restoration
"Hi Joseph, This boat was built 7 miles from my home.  Keith probably built it in his shop which now is a Lane County park on the McKenzie River;  he moved his shop a few hundred yards to his home, and it might have been built there. …"
Jul 3, 2019
David Jensen replied to Donnie Clinton's discussion Books / DVDs'???????
"Donnie, see my reply this morning to Tatum 17 post."
May 19, 2019
David Jensen replied to Scott L. Carlson's discussion Tatum 17 for whitewater
"Do not do class 3 until you learn the basics of drift boat handling.  It is way different than kayaking, where you use speed to navigate.  A drift boat primarily uses braking to avoid obstacles.  There has to be something on the…"
May 19, 2019
David Jensen replied to Scott L. Carlson's discussion Tatum 17 for whitewater
"Probably a matter of personal preference.  I have had 4 or 5 Keith Steele 16' woodies over the past 40 years;  all have the same open line deck as Greg's boats.  They have worked well on the McKenzie, Rogue, Owyee, Umpqua,…"
May 18, 2019
David Jensen replied to Scott L. Carlson's discussion Tatum 17 for whitewater
"I assume it is a Tatman.  If so, it is an excellent boat for all Oregon rivers, and class 3 and 4 included."
May 18, 2019
Rick Newman replied to David Jensen's discussion Wooden Boat Festival
"I look forward to seeing a few pictures, and anticpateattending next year. Rick Newman"
May 1, 2019
David Jensen replied to David Jensen's discussion Navigation Hazard McKenzie River
"River level down, much better passage."
Apr 24, 2019

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Hometown:
Vida, OR
About Me:
Rowing woodies on Western rivers for 4 decades
Boats I own:
2 Keith Steele 16' woodies

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