Rick Finnell
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  • Beaver, OR
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Pacific City Dory builder Terry Learned
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Roger Fletcher Mar 10, 2013.

Alder for oar wood ?
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Started this discussion. Last reply by JAY STRUGNELL Jan 12, 2013.

Great video from the past.
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Dan Revell Nov 20, 2012.

 

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"Your going to turn some heads with that beauty. Great build!"
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"I think I need one.  Might be the build I do next."
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Hometown:
Beaver Oregon
About Me:
I'm a Nestucca River Native of 63 years and I can't forget the good old days of hunting and fishing.
Boats I own:
home built- mini drifter / 14' Rapid Robert / 16' power dory/ 17' Drifter

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At 5:25pm on July 26, 2016, dennis welch said…

Thank you ,    Looking at your turquoise 17' dory I almost painted the exterior of this one from the start 

                                Dennis

At 10:31pm on March 31, 2014, Edward Pederson said…

Hi Rick. I'm a new member, but have been following your build on the mini dory. You guys did a FANTASTIC job. I have built a 16' Don Hill from plans and now find myself looking to build exactly what you have done. Any chance you would share the side panel and bottom measurements? Any help would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks

At 7:03am on January 8, 2012, Stewart Cross said…

Hi Rick, thanks for the comment, I have admired your boats since I found this website.

At 6:28pm on March 1, 2010, Don Wakefield said…
Hi Rick - thanks for the book/plans advice. Have already bought the book, glanced at the Rapid Robert plans, now reading from the front toward the back. What a great book, its already helped me. With some drafting ability myself I want to use my own lines and using Rogers how-to. I want to install a jetski motor in my Rapid Robert - I think replanting that propulsion system will be a bigger challenge than the boat building. Will just take my chances I guess to see where the waterline will end up. If all goes well - in about a year? I won't need to think about the shuttle business any more - just remember to head UP stream when starting the day! I'm doing surgery on a 96 Yamaha 760cc now to remove its innards so I won't get the new hole the wrong size.. Thanks for your help. Don
At 9:42pm on September 2, 2009, Jesse Ronnow said…
Yea that's great country. I hunt the other side of that range (the Idaho side) for Elk. Do you ever take a day or so to get on the river?
At 9:09pm on August 30, 2009, Jesse Ronnow said…
Cool. Thanks for the conversation.
At 5:42pm on August 30, 2009, Jesse Ronnow said…
When you added the extra length, did you have to change any of the bevels? I would like to build about like that, but about 17' long. The issue I am concerned with is the bevels. Any thoughts?

Jesse
At 7:40pm on August 29, 2009, Jesse Ronnow said…
Rick,

I love your boat. Did you design it? What are the specs? I currently row a 16' Tatman, but am trying to find a design for a pram / skiff style boat. Any info you can offer would be great.

Thanks in advance,

Jesse Ronnow
At 8:43pm on June 6, 2009, Tom Martin said…
Hi Rick, this is a beautiful boat! Sorry to be so cluesless, but what is the vintage of this boat? I'm thinking double ender constant rocker, maybe early 1940's, but i really know nothing. Thanks in advance for teaching me about this type of double square ender, yours, tom
 
 
 

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