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Hi everyone, I'm just getting started.  I've gathered all the tools, read Fletcher's book about 6 times (so great), and read quite a lot of these posts (also great).  I've decided to build a 17x54. …Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by robert godard Apr 9.


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robert godard replied to Dusty's discussion First build
"areas where boat will take impacts....rocks, oars, etc...cedar is prone to easy damage.   Better to use a harder wood, like oak, mahogany, ash, maple.  They'll still get dinged up, but at a much slower rate."
Apr 9

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Fell in love with rivers as a small kid, fly fishing the McKenzie. Moved away from fishing and into whitewater rafting in my 30's where i honed my river running skills for the past 15 years. Now I'm ready put the two pieces together... fly fishing and river running, and I am one who believes there is no better way to float a river than a wooden drift boat. And so i've decided to build one, God willing.
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Just a Maravia raft currently

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