Lucas Rietmann
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  • Bend, OR
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Grand Canyon Dory Question
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Howdy,This is mostly directed towards all you seasoned dory GC'ers-I'm looking to maybe snag a great condition Don Hill 18x57 built in 2013 and am wondering if that would be sufficient for the canyon…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lucas Rietmann Dec 3.

 

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Lucas Rietmann replied to Lucas Rietmann's discussion Grand Canyon Dory Question
"Thanks for the great replies all! After some deliberation and getting more info on the boat I think I would end up spending more time, money and effort converting this boat rather than just starting from scratch and building a boat I want. Great to…"
Dec 3
Shawn Baker replied to Lucas Rietmann's discussion Grand Canyon Dory Question
"Lucas, I talked to Marshall Nichols who bought Brad Dimock's "Bears Ears".Marshall had a decked aluminum McKenzie dory on the Grand a year ago.  He said it was a really wet ride--the more vertical sides and stem get pushed around…"
Dec 3
Rick Newman replied to Lucas Rietmann's discussion Grand Canyon Dory Question
"Lucas, you have just recieved great, knowledgeable information from Tom Martin. Tom has paid his dues in both inflatable and wooden boats traversing the Grand Canyon. He is both informative and very pleasant to deal with. Good luck with your…"
Dec 3
Tom Martin replied to Lucas Rietmann's discussion Grand Canyon Dory Question
"Hi Lucas, what a GREAT boat! Thanks for the photo. Yes, of course you can deck this boat for the Grand or a lot of other rivers. To keep your seat location, you might add scuppers above your side hatches and then bail out your footwell loke Moulty…"
Dec 3

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