Peter Honsberger
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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 Jun 1.

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 Peter Honsberger's discussion Would love help identifying this boat
"Thanks Kurt! Really looking forward to getting her back on the river."
Jun 1
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
Peter Honsberger replied to Peter Honsberger's discussion Would love help identifying this boat
"Thanks Rick! See my reply to Kurt. I agree as well. Good stuff!"
May 31
Peter Honsberger replied to Peter Honsberger's discussion Would love help identifying this boat
"Kurt, This is really good info! Thanks!  I did did some searching today and think that you are right on the money. The glen-L plans are close. Going to see if there are similar plans as well. This is the closest we've come to identifying…"
May 31
Rick Newman replied to Peter Honsberger's discussion Would love help identifying this boat
"I haven't yet commented but I agree fully with Kurt's comments. Visit the Glen-L website to see what we mean. Rick N"
May 31
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
Peter Honsberger replied to Peter Honsberger's discussion Would love help identifying this boat
"Well, it's not a Don Hill boat. Emailed the folks that now sell his plans. Very nice guy. Said the bow angle is similar to Don's but not the rocker. I may be down a rabbit hole with no final answer. It's interesting to me the Robert…"
May 30
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!"
May 29
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…"
May 29
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…"
May 29
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…"
May 28
Mitchell Culbertson replied to Peter Honsberger's discussion Would love help identifying this boat
"how many ribs does the boat have?"
May 27
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!"
May 27
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"
May 24
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

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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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