Jayson Hayes
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Historic River Boats Afloat - Colorado river Trip

Anybody interested in following Greg and Randy's trip down the Colorado can follow this link to see updates…Continue

Started Apr 2, 2012

stolen Don Hill Driftboat
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Hey everybody, i remember after the boat show last year somebody had their driftboat stolen. It was a white Don Hill with a Lamiglass logo on the front of the boat. i just saw that someone has just…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jordan Davis Feb 9, 2011.

New boating permit for boats larger than 10ft
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does anybody have any info on the fee's for boats larger than10ft in length, i was told this applies to all boats in Oregon starting the first of the year but i can not find anything on the Oregon…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by David Jensen Dec 1, 2009.

New boat hits the water
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Hey everyone, just wanted to introduce myself and add some pics to the mix, Randy great site and love what you've done for the business, thanks for your passion we all share to the history of…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jonathan Clarke Oct 22, 2009.


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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
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
Jayson Hayes replied to erik heiden's discussion how long for epoxy cure before floating?
"shouldn't be a problem....what epoxy will be using?"
Jun 5
Jayson Hayes replied to Donnie Clinton's discussion Books / DVDs'???????
"Donnie, the finishing process is really quite simple and would be happy to give you the run down of the basics. I am currently finishing up a build at my shop and would be happy to have you over for a discussion of the basics to help point you in…"
May 20
Jayson Hayes replied to David Jensen's discussion Woodies on the Rogue
Mar 4
Jayson Hayes replied to David Jensen's discussion Woodies on the Rogue
"David, this was a fun trip! I am the builder of two of the wood boats in this episode. I bet they captured so really great footage with all the effort they put in filming us, hopefully everyone can tune in to watch. Those who dont get OPB should be…"
Mar 4
Jayson Hayes replied to Scott L. Carlson's discussion Tatum 17 finish
"Scott, make sure you use a non blushing epoxy or you will be on the hook for a lot of extra work when it comes to prepping for paint and varnish. System 3 silver tip is great for this, west system is not unless you use the 207 and even that can be…"
Feb 13
Jayson Hayes replied to JC Smith's discussion Graphite for bottom
"Try using the Coat It instead, its a little stronger with kevlar mixed added"
Nov 7, 2018
Jayson Hayes replied to Shawn Baker's discussion Fir vs Meranti dory floor
"I wouldn't laminate the two sheets of 1/4", you would be adding a lot of resin to do so costing you much more money that just buying the 1/2" ply and possibly having a delamination issue later on down the road. Thats alot of surface…"
Nov 5, 2018
Jayson Hayes replied to greg myett's discussion Where do I start?
"Greg, since you have water intrusion already I would recommend that you start by flipping the boat over and removing the chine caps and looking at the condition of the bottom/chine area. Chances are you could have some rot that may need fixed or…"
Nov 5, 2018
Jayson Hayes replied to Shawn Baker's discussion Fir vs Meranti dory floor
"Shawn, I would strongly recommend that you use 1/2" Fir rather than 3/8" for your bottom. You'll be happy you did, you really don't want to go light when it comes to the bottom and 3/8" could be a little problematic when it…"
Nov 5, 2018
Jayson Hayes replied to Robb Grubb's discussion FREE DRIFT BOAT ROWING LESSON !
"Teach me something new mighty Jedi Master of the river"
Apr 9, 2018
Jayson Hayes replied to Dave Z's discussion Rogue River Trip
"Great trip! We loved having you along Dave and hope you can come join us again sometime. Thanks for the fellowship and the great pictures! ~Jayson"
Oct 30, 2017
Jayson Hayes replied to Robert Puckett's discussion Floor board spacing
"Robert, I have alway liked to use tighter spacing and typically go with a 3/4" reveal. I do this for the purpose of dogs in the boat and the fear of a paw dropping down and getting hurt. Just in the last month my dog has got his pad of his paw…"
Aug 1, 2017
Jayson Hayes replied to CWarmouth's discussion Drift Boat Project #3
"6:1 is pretty risky, this joint could possibly hold long enough for install and then later pop open causing you to have to repair it again. Not sure I would risk it on a chine cap that it going to get hit several times. I typically go with a 12:1…"
Jul 24, 2017
Jayson Hayes replied to Bennett Yarbrough's discussion Teak Oil, Are They All the Same?
"Rick, the red are less abrasive than the green and then the grey is even more fine than the red. You can get them at the autobody shop and I usually get them at our local hardware store. I go through about 2-3 pads each time I refinish a boat. They…"
Jun 23, 2017

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Eugene, oregon
About Me:
Owner/Operator of Hayes Custom Wood Boats and Guide Service
Boats I own:
17'x54" custom build

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when bordem strikes


Its that time of year that i tend to get a little bored and my mind starts to wander, thinking of the upcoming adventures on the the river and what not and next thing i know i find myself designing yet another boat. It seems i change boats far more often than most people should but what the heck, it brings me joy! So Friday evening i started a new build............…


Posted on March 12, 2013 at 10:04am — 10 Comments

October Rogue River Trip

i  just had the pleasure of taking my first trip down the Rogue with a great group of guys, here is the link to a neat little video i put together of our trip



Posted on October 19, 2012 at 7:30am — 4 Comments

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At 1:09pm on April 25, 2013, craig curtis said…

thanks, I'll be floating in the parade on saturday for sure. I was just hoping for more river time. looking forward to the bbq and show.

At 9:01am on December 28, 2012, Mike Baker said…

Thanx Jayson, I will give them a call. See you in April!


At 8:44am on December 28, 2012, Mike Baker said…

Hey Jayson,

I am building a boat for a guy who wants UHMW on the bottom. I know you use that, it has been a while since I bought any. Do you get yours in Eugene? I will need 5' wide if possible.



At 12:27pm on October 23, 2009, Rick Newman said…
Beautiful! Welcome aboard.

Rick Newman

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