Kevin Reiten
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Restoring my first wooden drift boat, any help appreciated
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Hi all, I just got my first wooden boat project, an old wooden drift boat. It's a double ender, 16 feet long by 70 inches at the gunnels. Most of the wood is in good shape but there are a few spots I…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kevin Reiten Nov 6, 2017.

 

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Mark Heskett commented on Kevin Reiten's blog post Old wooden 16 foot drifter
"Hello Kevin, I live here on the Rogue and I have been in the process of restoring a 1971 Rogue River Boat Shop drift boat that was built here in Grants Pass in Jerry Briggs shop. I hear it was the only Mackenzie style boat out of that shop. Hoping…"
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"I really like this design for the passenger seat!"
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"Paint stripper, sanding and here we go!"
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Kevin Reiten replied to Kevin Reiten's discussion Restoring my first wooden drift boat, any help appreciated
"I have not found any real bad spots. A couple of small areas on the floor need help and the inner gunnel on one side was bad."
Nov 6, 2017
Rick Newman replied to Kevin Reiten's discussion Restoring my first wooden drift boat, any help appreciated
"Kevin, there is a search function located at the upper right-hand side of the main page. I just looked up rebuilding a boat and found that there were four pages of posts that corresponded to the query "rebuilding a boat". I know that over…"
Nov 6, 2017
Kevin Reiten replied to Kevin Reiten's discussion Restoring my first wooden drift boat, any help appreciated
"I did not realize that. Thanks for the heads up! I need to get all the old garbage off the floor first."
Nov 4, 2017
David Witton replied to Kevin Reiten's discussion Restoring my first wooden drift boat, any help appreciated
"You may want to rethink fiberglassing the interior floor - water has a way of migrating into wood, even when sealed like this. It's prudent to allow a way for the structure to dry out - oil finishes allow this - that's why this approach is…"
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Kevin Reiten posted a status
"Restoring an old double ended drift boat. Wood is in decent shape bit I may need to replace a gunnel as well as build an interior deck."
Nov 2, 2017

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Medford
About Me:
I love fishing and old wooden boats. I am currently restoring an old wooden driftboat.
Boats I own:
16 foot wood drift boat, 14 foot fiberglass lake boat.

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Old wooden 16 foot drifter

Hi all. New to the site and to wooden boats. I have always wanted to restore a wooden boat, and now I have the chance. I picked up an old 16 foot double ender in northern California and am starting on it with a goal of having it ready for the Rogue in the spring.I can use any advice!

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