Peter Honsberger
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  • Nashville, Tennessee
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Would love help identifying this boat
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Thank you in advance!!3 months into my restoration project. I have searched a ton of photos, plans, etc. on this site and others. I like to know the history of all things, my boat has baffled me.…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Peter Honsberger yesterday.

Wooden Drift Boat Restoration/Presevation (New Member)
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Hello folks!New to this forum, but have been reading it for about 2 months! Excellent content!!!By way of introduction, I have had on my bucket list for years a wooden boat restoration. That dream is…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rick Newman Jan 29.

 

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Peter Honsberger replied to Gregg Maddock's discussion Drift boating in New England
"One of my high school buddies, who I still hang out with in VT, his father-in law owns a fly shop in Burlington. I'll touch base with him and pass along any info. Never occurred to me until just now...geez. Sometimes... Hahaha!"
1 hour ago
Peter Honsberger replied to Rick Newman's discussion Staying Alive at Home
"Hey Rick, Just saw this. A month+ after, we're still dealing with it. But it's for the best. Tennessee is beginning to open up, but personally, still being cautious. Sister-in-law caught it. Hard. Not a good thing, but she recovered and…"
1 hour ago
Peter Honsberger replied to Gregg Maddock's discussion Drift boating in New England
"Interesting stuff!!!! I've had the same question! Wife and I are moving to upstate NY in the next year or so. Grandkids...what can I say. I grew up in VT and still visit frequently so this is great info. I had heard the Winooski was decent…"
5 hours ago
Peter Honsberger replied to Peter Honsberger's discussion Would love help identifying this boat
"Hey Mitchell, Six sets. Bow, integrated into the fly deck. 4 integrated into both passengers seat and rowers seat. The stern integrated into the rear hatch. See pics 2&3 for clarification. One other note, the bow is built on a 60 degree…"
yesterday
Mitchell Culbertson replied to Peter Honsberger's discussion Would love help identifying this boat
"how many ribs does the boat have?"
yesterday
Peter Honsberger replied to Peter Honsberger's discussion Would love help identifying this boat
"Hey Bennett, Interesting stuff! I appreciate it! its's a frame boat. The more I look, I'm wondering if it's a Don Hill boat with modifications. It's a puzzle for sure!"
Wednesday
Bennett Yarbrough replied to Peter Honsberger's discussion Would love help identifying this boat
"Is that a stitch and glue boat? The interior seems similar to the Spira designs like this https://www.spirainternational.com/hp_mack.php"
Sunday
Peter Honsberger replied to Peter Honsberger's discussion Would love help identifying this boat
"Very interesting!! Logically, that would make sense."
May 19
Ants Uiga replied to Peter Honsberger's discussion Would love help identifying this boat
"At one point I was trying to understand why the Don Hill bow was higher.  It seems Hill widened frames to get more flotation for bow end passengers.  Since both sides are cut from a 4 foot width of plywood, the frames change and profile…"
May 19
Peter Honsberger replied to Peter Honsberger's discussion Would love help identifying this boat
"Thanks Ants! Really appreciate your help!! I see what you mean about the bow. My thought as well was, it had probably been customized."
May 19
Ants Uiga replied to Peter Honsberger's discussion Would love help identifying this boat
"I am far from being a knowledgable source, but the first profile picture reminds me of a Don Hill boat.  His designs had a distinct rise in the bow that was higher than others.  Since many of the boats were kits or plans, the remaining…"
May 18
Peter Honsberger replied to Peter Honsberger's discussion Would love help identifying this boat
"My Hindman thoughts come from Roger Fletcher's book..."
May 18
Sonia Cheng left a comment for Peter Honsberger
"Good Day, How is everything with you, I picked interest on you after going through your short profile and deemed it necessary to write you immediately. I have something very vital to disclose to you,get back to me through the…"
Apr 15
Rick Newman replied to Peter Honsberger's discussion Wooden Drift Boat Restoration/Presevation (New Member)
"Peter, use the search function located at the top right-hand corner of the main page. Ask a question like "what kind of varnish should I use? " and How should I prepare my boat for varnishing?" The questions have been asked and…"
Jan 29

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Hometown:
Nashville
About Me:
Grew up on and around my grandfather's wooden power boats all my formative years. He shared his love of the beauty and craftsmanship of these boats. These were his passion.As a tribute to him, I have been on a quest to own and restore one of these. I now have that opportunity to do so and combine my own passion for fly fishing with a restoration of a beautiful wooden drift boat. The process has begun. Other than being on a river with a rod, can't say when I've had this much fun!
Boats I own:
Wooden drift boat

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At 12:19am on April 15, 2020, Sonia Cheng said…
Good Day,
How is everything with you, I picked interest on you after going through your short profile and deemed it necessary to write you immediately. I have something very vital to disclose to you,get back to me through the email. 

soniacheng123@gmail.com  
 
 
 

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