Hal Jaeke
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Low water Deso/Gray Canyons in a Dory
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I've done Deso in my raft over 20 times, but I'm wondering what the lowest water level anyone has done it in a wooden Dory? I have a 16' Briggs "Rogue River Special" that I'd love to take on our July…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Hal Jaeke Jul 8, 2012.

Spare Oar Transport
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Fellow Dory Men and Women,                 I've scanned most all the Dory photos on this site, and have yet to see a good way to carry a spare wooden oar with you down the River. I know from rafting,…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Hal Jaeke Feb 8, 2011.

Bronze Ring-shank nails
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You sure start to realize how land-locked you are here in Colorado when you start to look for boat building supplies! I need about 50 each of 1 3/4" (about 6d) and 1 1/4" bronze ring-shank nails to…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by justin nicola Jan 10, 2011.

Good oar sockets
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Hi All,I'm re-furbishing a  Briggs' Classic Rogue River Special, and I'm in need of some nice heavy-duty oar lock sockets. Anybody know of a good source? I also picked up a pair of 9'4" Sawyer oars,…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Peter Foster Jan 9, 2011.


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About Me:
River Rat and wood boat builder.
Boats I own:
Briggs Rogue River Special, Several wooden kayaks, Maravia "Mistral" SB raft, 1921 Old Town "OTCA" canoe.

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Drift boat for sale

I'm selling a nice drift boat for a friend. 17 ft, 1999 wood and fiberglass. All set up for fishing. She spent most of her life up on the Bighorn River. Fresh varnish on the bright work, really nice trailer with new rubber all around. Oars, PFD, anchor, beer coozies....all included! $5800/offer Hal  @ 970.531.2326. Owner lives in Denver, but the boat is in Pagosa Springs. Thanks!…


Posted on June 8, 2019 at 6:52pm

1999 Wooden Driftboat for Sale

I'm selling a nice boat for a friend. Comes with everything needed to put in and start fishing ( just add rods!) Fresh varnish on the bright work, a really nice trailer with new rubber all around. Call or text Hal for more info. 970.531.2326 The owner lives in Denver, but the boat is presently in Pagosa Springs, Co. 20190404_133721.jpg

Posted on June 8, 2019 at 6:51pm

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At 12:18pm on December 27, 2010, Andy Hutchinson said…

Congrats, Hal. Wow, shes' gorgeous, and you've got those unmistakable lines. I love the Signature, Bob Pritchet, Rogue River splash boards, and the sheer angle drop at the stern for the motor tiller handle. So cool!

I think Jerry, mainly used hardwood for the outer chine. My Briggs had mahogany on the chines, attached w/ a ton of ring shank nails. I used mahogany to replace, but decided to epoxy it on to eliminate all the nails.

Jerry's gunwhales were typically Port Orford Cedar or Doug Fir. Many of the re-builds have been done in Ash, which would work just fine for the outer chine as well. One Port Orford source is East Fork Lumber, near Coquille , OR. A couple of boater friends, locally have stocked-up on some, so if you wish to go this route, contact me.

Sanding wise, I'm not familiar w/ sand blasters. You could try it, by working a small, section of the boat. It may work, just fine. I'd have a tendency to just, sand the existing paint w/ an 80 grit, orbital, and call that a primer coat. If you wish to sheath the sides w/ epoxy and fiberglass, sanding and a proper cleaning would allow an adequate lamination, w/ out "fully removing" all the old paint.

Best of luck and keep me in the loop on your progress.




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