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Blue River Drift Boats
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I grew up 2 miles up the valley from Blue River, so I'm calling this one a Blue River Drift Boat even though I live in Victor Idaho now.I've built a couple of bright finished 17 footers just because…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ants Uiga Jul 6, 2015.

Boatbuilding styles: Traditional frame, stitch & glue, or hybrid?
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I guess there really is no cure for compulsive boat building.  (LOL)  So I’m going to build two more drift boats this fall while waiting for the ski season to start.  I'll sell one and keep the other…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by tungsten Sep 8, 2013.

 

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Blue River Oregon
About Me:
Built several custom drift boats, most in sapele with rod storage and watertight compartments.

And yachts from 40' to 155' in size.

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The sad tale of a compulsive boat builder

Hi wooden boat people,

I guess there really is no cure for compulsive boat building.  (LOL)  So I’m going to build two more drift boats this fall while waiting for…

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Posted on August 2, 2013 at 5:16pm — 1 Comment

Hi Wooden boat fans

Grew up on the McKenzie watching the pioneer guides float by while I fished from the bank as a kid. As a retired yacht builder I have a hard time not having a boat project underway.

Anybody in the eastern Idaho/ southern Montana area?  Give me a shout.

Richard Elder

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Posted on April 7, 2013 at 10:27am

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