I have read a number of discussions concerning the type of knot to use on the free end of an anchor rope. I have always been taught to leave it free so that a hung up anchor in fast water can be let…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by David Witton May 28, 2019.
I just finished restoring some 1983 Smoker oars for my drift boat and the oar stoppers are cracking and splitting. The replacements I found online and at our local raft shop have a 1 5/8 inch ID,…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Kurt Selisch May 2, 2018.
I restored a 1983 Keith steele drift boat ( you can find my discussions on the project on this site) and recently the original owner gave me what he called the oars that came with the boat. They are…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Rick Newman Mar 8, 2018.
I restored a Keith Steele 1983 drift boat a couple winter's ago and I recently obtained what appears to be the original oars. I have 3 Smoker wooden oars that Jimmy Gabettas, the original owner of…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Mitchell Culbertson Aug 1, 2018.