Jonathan Clarke
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How permanent is permanent?
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Started this discussion. Last reply by E. Landis Sep 16, 2009.


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Jonathan Clarke replied to Dan Poole's discussion Wood boat covers?
"I have a cover from those folks, too, and I think it's terrific."
Oct 11, 2018
Jonathan Clarke replied to Gregg Maddock's discussion Wallace Drift Boats
"Very nice video.  You build handsome boats."
Mar 29, 2018
Jonathan Clarke replied to Chad Cunningham's discussion Hardware help!!!
Feb 8, 2018
Jonathan Clarke replied to Elliott's discussion Kingfisher restoration
"I have a friend who has a Kingfisher that's 15 years old and it looks like new.  When I saw the photos of Elliot's boat I wondered what the heck had happened to it.  All depends on how the boats are used and stored, I guess."
Aug 8, 2017
Jonathan Clarke replied to Pete Weisbeck's discussion Should I keep the osprey head or fair the stem? hmmm....
"Chris is right, but there may a solution that provides for the best of both worlds:  One of the men who helped build my boat was a talented woodcarver.  He carved a "leaping trout" figure and mounted it to an aluminum arrow…"
May 12, 2017
Jonathan Clarke replied to Mark Heskett's discussion Coat-it bottom
"I have had Coat It brand epoxy that I purchased from TAP plastics for a number of years. Is that the product you're talking about? It has Kevlar fibers in it.  It has served me well here in the Midwest, where river gradients are not high,…"
May 5, 2017
Jonathan Clarke replied to Dave Z's discussion New Buids and New website
"Thanks for the information. If I am successful in my quest to become a retired person, I will give serious consideration to building one."
Jan 30, 2017
Jonathan Clarke replied to Dave Z's discussion New Buids and New website
"Any idea what the Flyfisher skiff typically weighs?"
Jan 26, 2017

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At 10:02am on May 29, 2012, Sam Snyder said…

Thanks for the intel, Jonathon. I am exploring options and will keep you posted. I am certainly in favor of going this route. My boat is a restoration project and frankly, I want to get it in the water. I want it to look nice, but also want to be realistic about how much $ i put into it vs how much I paid for it, etc. I am also of the mindset that boats will take a bit of a beating, so i want the paint to hold up, but i won't cry if I get scratches, so to speak. Going the route of thinks like Toplac seem time and cost intensive , . . which if this was a boat I built from scratch, i would go that route. Now I want to get it in the water to fish.



At 2:38pm on September 14, 2009, Steve Sobba said…
Thanks Jonathan, I will check them out. I will check the local al. steel supplier, "The Yard" here to see what they have. Steve
At 7:52am on September 13, 2009, Steve Sobba said…
Jonathan, Steve Sobba with a question in regards to your trailer modification foum answer a few months back using 3" tubing, .0625 wall thickness and stone tube bushing? Can you elaborate on the stone tube bushing arrangement for me ? I am building my own trailer and would like your comments. Thanks Steve
At 9:03am on January 29, 2009, Herb Jacobsen said…
Thanks for the note. I think you can get one of those frying pans from Cabela's. That is where I got my last one. I live in Big Rapids, MI. I have a place on the Muskegon. I have always needed to be near water......

At 2:47pm on December 18, 2008, Greg Hatten said…
Thanks on the FJ comment... it was my "winter project" before the boat. It's a pretty rare one - 1983, last year they were made. Toyota only sent 300 over to the U.S. that year. It is as close to "Original" as I could make it.
Now it's a "Steelhead Chasin Machine" and will go just about anywhere.
At 6:40am on December 18, 2008, Greg Hatten said…
Yup - just read a nice article about big smallmouth on the Menomonee. Pretty cool.
At 5:42am on December 18, 2008, Jonathan Clarke said…
Thanks for the kind words about the boat.

I live in the western end of the state, but I've traveled and fished a little in northeast WI and in the U.P. and love both. The Menomonee River is a terrific drift boat destination.

I don't think Door County changes much. Parts of it are terribly commercialized while other parts of it remain pleasantly undeveloped. Three friends and I went fly fishing for carp on the flats on the lakeside last summer. Hadn't done it before, but would happily do it again and plan to do that next summer.
At 7:16pm on December 17, 2008, Greg Hatten said…
Hey Jonathan... nice boat and nice "pics" - love that Tatman!!! I lived in Green Bay for a couple of years and traveled the U.P. as a salesman. Is Door County still as pretty as I remember it??
At 11:48am on December 16, 2008, Randy Dersham said…
Welcome Jonathan. It's good to see another Tatman on the water.

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