Jim Schnepel
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Rehabbing an old drift boat - how to fix the exterior?
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I just bought an older drift boat.  3/8" plywood, covered inside and out with fiberglass and epoxy.  I need to cut out and patch some soft spots on the sides, and cover some holes, and fix quite a…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jim Schnepel May 8, 2016.

Free UHMW shoe
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I pulled a black UHMW (I'm pretty sure that's what it is) shoe off a drift boat I restored.  It looks like the prior owner only ran it down a river once or twice, and the shoe is in good condition,…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jim Schnepel Sep 23, 2015.

Utah - decked over boat?
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Does anyone have a decked-over boat in Utah that I could come look at?  I'd like to see on in person to get a better idea about what I'd do if I convert my drift boat.JimContinue

Started this discussion. Last reply by lhedrick Oct 26, 2014.

Convert to whitewater dory?
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Since my first trip down the Grand Canyon in 1997 I've wanted a whitewater dory.  However, money and time have delayed the dream until now.Recently, I picked up a drift boat and trailer for $600 from…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jacob McKissick Nov 2, 2018.


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19' Drift boat to be decked over...

If a sucker is born every minute, I must have been born more than once... 

I picked this boat up over the weekend.  It was rougher in person than I expected (hoped) from the pictures, but I liked the size and its history -- it was built 35 years ago to run the Grand to support a bunch of kayakers.  I can't imagine taking it down there with no compartments and about 10 scuppers (covered now by the small pieces of wood on the gunwales) cut-in at floor level to encourage self bailing.…


Posted on May 4, 2016 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

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