Kurt Selisch
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Wood boats on the Middle Fork Salmon
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Some pictures of boats built for Aaron Helfrich and Kyle Buschelman on Idaho's Middle Fork Salmon. 100 miles of amazing river through the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness in Idaho. Aaron…Continue

Tags: launch, Creek, Boundary

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kirk Miller Aug 21, 2017.

Free Plascore
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Hi Wooden Boat folks. I was given 4 sheets of 3/4 marine Plascore by a guy who started a Jason Cajune boat, but could not finish it due to being transferred away for work. I really have no use for…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chris Patterson Dec 6, 2016.

Keith Steele boat for sale - Pocatello Idaho

Hi Everyone, saw this on craigslist and thought I would post. I know nothing about this boat. Supposedly a Keith Steele with trailer for $1600. Here is the link…Continue

Started Sep 28, 2016

Finished Build
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Kurt Selisch Jun 6, 2016.


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Kurt Selisch replied to Peter Honsberger's discussion Would love help identifying this boat
"It's a good look'n boat Peter. And from the pics appears well built. Very cool it's a double ender! Don't see many anymore. My Great Grandfather had a double ender Kiawanda dory and I have always had a soft spot for them. Enjoy!!"
Jun 1, 2020
Kurt Selisch replied to Peter Honsberger's discussion Would love help identifying this boat
"Does not look like an Oregon drift boat design. Interesting the frames are notched and go over the gunnel. Pretty much all Oregon boats have  an inside and outside gunnel. The inside gunnel is run over the frame to create a handrail which is…"
May 30, 2020
Kurt Selisch replied to Thomas Hood's discussion Boot Holes
"Sit on the oarsman seat with your knees slightly bent. Mark where your heals are. That should be the spot."
Apr 10, 2019

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Hailey Idaho
About Me:
Grew up in Bend Oregon and went to college at Southern Oregon State in Ashland Oregon. Did a day trip on the Rogue with the college outdoor program and got hooked on running white water. Bought a Campways Miwok and floated private trips on most of the Oregon rivers in the late 70's. Started guiding on the Main and Middle Fork Salmon in Idaho in 1982. Became a Middle Fork Salmon outfitter in 1986. My wife and I sold our Middle Fork company in 2010. I am now building drift boats and providing drift boat kits and accessories. My business is Wood River Boat Works.
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Drift Boat Accessories and Kits

Hello Wooden Boat Peeps, I wanted to let everyone know that I can supply accessories and kits. Accessories include UHMW oar lock blocks, white oak kneelock horns with drink holders, Dierks double bow eyes with 1/4-20 all thread for bolting through bow stem, Dierks anchor systems, and UHMW transom bang plates for anchor swing. Also available are kits, anywhere from alaskan yellow cedar frame kits with AYC bow stem, transom trim, and frame spacing dimensions, to full kits where everything is…


Posted on June 10, 2018 at 4:47pm

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At 10:33pm on August 17, 2015, Bryan Sohl said…

Kurt, Bryan Sohl  here.  Thinking about you and your family a lot.  My old drift boat, 22-23 years old now has a ton of dry rot, because I used it so much and left it outside during fishing season.  A carpenter buddy of mine was going to take it on as a "remodel project" , but we could just stick a screwdriver through the wood in so many places.  So I have gotten, with much sadness given the sentimental value of the old boat, a new boat, that is a Don Hill (much like a Taman, 17 1/2 x 54" , that I found nearly done on Craigs list , for $2000 .  It is very good quality, not quite the same as the old boat.  Interestingly , the boat looks a lot like this boat, that I can't believe I found had your name attached.  I have a question.  The guy who build it put a hole 2/3 of the way up the transom , like this,  http://www.woodenboatpeople.com/photo/img-1382-1?context=latest   ,  what do you think of that type of anchor system?  Hope you and family are well.  Have a hard time getting Rector to go fishing given his young kids, but I fish a lot with Gary Shelton who just moved to Jackson Hole.  Take Care, Bryan 

At 6:49pm on August 17, 2012, Doug Knee said…

Thank you but I think I will pass on this one, really prefer a 14 footer, you don't happen to have any plans for the 14 footer do you?

Thanks again


At 11:44am on August 15, 2012, Doug Knee said…

Does it come with a trailer? If U don't sell it maybe we could meet half way  Thxs Doug

At 6:52pm on August 14, 2012, Doug Knee said…

Does that include a trailer? Do you realize I live in Arizona, albeit northern Arizona.




At 9:37pm on July 15, 2012, Randy Eyre said…

Thanks, appreciate that, seems to row nicely,  hope to get it on the Salmon soon.

At 9:09am on July 10, 2012, John Homer said…

Thanks Kurt...Like the drift boat as well. Did you build it yourself?


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