John Greenleaf
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Advice on Visiting Oregon
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Hi All, Seems a buddy and myself will be finding ourselves out in the Forest Grove area of Oregon for a friend's wedding in early Oct. - going to parlay it into a short fishing trip. Being a…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Greenleaf Sep 10, 2012.

Oar Repair
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The finish on the blade tips of my oars is cracked and chipped off in a number of places from all the rock-hits in our low-rivers this summer. I want to nip this in the bud this winter before any…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by mitchell Oct 31, 2010.

Where to put cleat?

Hi All, I've installed my anchor system for my framed 16' DE w/ transom- foot release (centered in-front of rower), under floor boards, out transom etc.. There were some real helpful discussions…Continue

Started Jul 8, 2010

PA residents?
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 Any WBP live in PA ? - If so I have a question.. I'm trying to put together the paperwork for the fish and  boat commission to register the boat I'm building etc.There seem to be 3 forms that you…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dave Z Apr 12, 2010.


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John Greenleaf replied to David Harbor's discussion Where to get a trailer out east?
"Lookin' Good - I built a boat back in PA (since moved to CT). Retrofitted an old sailboat trailer - i.e., bunks running parallel to the trailer axle.  I actually modified the tilting bunks from the original trailer (they run…"
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And now you pay


Finally got around to getting some pay-backs on a piece of mahogany I've been holding a grudge with for quite a spell. Two winters ago (about this time of year) a particular rail decided it didn't want to be a part of my nice new drift boat. When I decided to "force" the issue it decided to push back. Actually, it was more of a recoil; darn thing split and punched his way through some plywood in the process...…


Posted on March 2, 2012 at 5:30pm — 5 Comments

A Brief History of Wooden Boats & Christmas


I've always been fascinated by the history of stuff and wooden boats are no exception. I'm actually a bit jealous when I read all the neat stuff written by Brad, Roger, and others; it would seem you people out west have a much more "storied" history than us folks here in PA.

Besides, differences in the types of rivers and the availability of plywood, I would guess the biggest reason for us not having much of a wooden boat history is due to pollution. By the mid 1800's we had…


Posted on December 16, 2010 at 12:17pm — 4 Comments

Christmas in July

Well, this is it - the grand finale of this big ol' project.

After having finished the insides, I re-flipped the boat and got back to what was left undone on the exterior of the hull. I woul have done this back when the boat was still upside down the first time, but there was some stuff on backorder and I'm impatient; so, here I am flipping the boat again.

Coated the bottom with the graphite & epoxy for about 4 coats. Then I…


Posted on July 20, 2010 at 11:22am — 5 Comments

More Superfund Browns

In response to Gavin's comment #3 regarding my last blog post:

Yes I'm still in PA; in so far as any potential internet burglars may be concerned. Sorry we couldn't connect on the Lehigh river, all I can say is you HAVE to get fishing with me and Jimmy - the sulphur hatch is really bringing out some strange browns; they're taking # 2/0 creek chub flies. We needed some really big tippet.

Truth be…


Posted on July 3, 2010 at 8:00pm — 2 Comments

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At 6:42pm on December 27, 2010, Greg Hatten said…

Ha - Doing of the Thing.... great book!!  I had forgotten about the reference to Rainie - it's a pretty notorious obstacle on the Rogue. On my little video of the "lining", I didn't show the part where the boat pulled me off my feet and drug me about 40 feet face first before I could "self arrest". I lost some skin and got a little banged up but it could've been much worse... oh well - I should've let go of the rope but I just couldn't do it. 

Let me know if you "noodle" a different solution to the oar "transport"... I rolled that one around in my head for over a year and kept coming back to the same configuration (had to build it just to stop "obsessing" about it).  I'm sure there are lots of creative ways to do it... I was using two bungie cords myself and it was only a matter of time before I caught one in the eye....


At 10:15am on December 27, 2010, Greg Hatten said…

Hey John, did you see my post about the Oar Lock...  still working on misc alternative applications - umbrella stand, beer holder, etc.....

Hope you had a great Christmas.



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