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FREE DRIFT BOAT ROWING LESSON !
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Randy Dersham Apr 17.

Classic River Boat Tee Shirts & Posters
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike Baker Oct 19, 2011.

Does Anyone Know Who These Chuckle Heads Are?
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Robb Grubb Jan 27, 2013.

 

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About Me:
One day, my Dad told me that he was going to teach me how to row! This was the best thing ever! Trusting me with his 1968 built wood boat! Freedom!

Turned out that he just needed someone to row so he could fish...

That was in 1979. Now, believe it or not, I enjoy rowing more than fishing.

I still remember Olympic Peninsula steelhead trips pushing out after our limit of 18-22 pound fish and falling asleep in the front seat from the rhythm of the boat.

Oh ya, it was raining of course...
Website:
http://www.RiverTraining.net
Boats I own:
1995 built 16' x 48" Don Hill Standard with water tight compartments and a 18' x 54" Don Hill modified with compartments and fully self-bailing floor.

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Whitewater Video: Deschutes River 18x54 Dory (youtube)

Whitewater Video: McKenzie River 18x54 Maiden Voyage (youtube)

Whitewater Video: Miscellaneous Rivers 16 Foot Dory (youtube)

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Ta Dah !!!! Custom 18 x 54 Framed & Decked Dory Came to Life

OCTOBER 2009 : One cannot have too many boats. My current boat, a 1995 Don Hill 16 x 48 with two watertight compartments is a great boat. It has served me well while guiding, training students as well as running private trips.



Now it is time to build a bigger one. One that can take more gear, beer and what not. I have been thinking about this boat for about 3 years. The hows, how bigs, whys, hull shapes and such.



I decided to take a Don Hill 18 x 54 plan…

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Posted on March 7, 2016 at 10:27pm — 14 Comments

Grandpa's Boat Refurbished

Grandpa's Boat Refurbished



My Grandpa, Robert "Bob" Grubb was a fisherman through and through. Ocean, lakes, rivers, beaver ponds, mud puddles, irrigation ditches, you name the body of water, he was there with a fishing pole in his hand.



Besides having talent in the event of fishing, acting, machining things out of metal (I think he even built a telescope once) he loved to build wood boats. My assumption of the love of…
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Posted on August 24, 2010 at 1:16pm — 2 Comments

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At 8:07pm on November 11, 2012, Vern Oremus said…

Thanks for the comment on my boat Robb.  Unless someone comes along and buys it I think my wife will insist I use it.  :)

Vern

At 9:57pm on April 17, 2012, D LOWE said…

THANKS ROBB FOR THE ADVICE !I WAS LOOKING THROUGH THE PICS ON THIS FORUM AND CAME ACROSS YOUR BUILD IT LOOKS EXACTLY WHERE IM AT NOW WITH MINE. I WANT TO FILL ALL THOSE HOLES IN AND SAND IT DOWN THE WAY YOU DID IT LOOKS GOOD. I THINK I SHOULD DO THE SAME SO YOU USED A WOOD FLOUR RESIN MIX NOW IM NEW AT THIS SO HOW DO I GO ABOUT GETTING THAT ?IS WEST SYSTEMS 10 USED OR IS THIS DIFFERENT IF YOU DONT MIND TELLING ME  WHAT TO BUY IT WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED. I ALSO HAVE THE INSIDE CHINES REMOVED GOING TO REPLACE OF COURSE ALONG WITH THE BOTTOM I WOULD LIKE TO DO IT THE SAME WAY YOU DID YOUR BOAT LOOKS AWESOME I CHECKED FOR ROT EVERYWHERE EVERYTHING SEEMS SOLID THE ONLY BAD SPOT IS SOME SOFT WOOD ON THE TRANSOM ON THE VERY END PEICE WHERE THE BOTTOM  SCREWS ON CAN I FILL THAT IF NOT I WILL  HAVE TO REPLACE IT ITS NOT THAT BAD MAYBE 2 SMALL AREAS GOING ACROSS.THANKS FOR GETTING BACK TO ME ANYTHING YOU CAN TELL ME WILL BE HELPFUL IM WORKING ON THIS BOAT WHEN I CAN BETWEEN WORK AND THE DAUGHTERS SOFTBALL GAMES BUT EVERY STEP I CAN DO HELPS ME GET CLOSER TO THE NEXT STAGE.STEELHEADING THE WENATCHEE IS GREAT ITS BEEN GOOD THE LAST FEW YEARS LUCKY TO HAVE IT OPEN IN THE WINTER MONTHS.WE WILL SEE IF THEY OPEN IT AGAIN IN 2012/2013 IF YOU NEED TIPS ON CATCHING THEM I WOULD BE GLAD TO HELP. THANKS AGAIN DARREN.

At 5:07pm on January 15, 2012, Mark Jones said…

Robb,

Wanting to get on the Rogue this summer with the dories, have any suggestion for dates to apply for? 

Thanks,

Mark

At 5:14pm on December 19, 2011, Mark Jones said…

Thanks Robb, the same is in order for you, love your new boat.  The Briggs consists of the following: teak, mahogony, ash and corecell.  Wanted a boat with no ply in it.  Hope to see your new boat on the river somewhere.

 

Cheers,

Mark

At 2:11pm on May 11, 2011, John French said…
Great to find a site for info and news. I see my old friend Brad Dimock on here with his run down the Canyon in a Galloway boat.
At 7:15pm on June 30, 2010, Kelly Neu said…
Hey Robb,

Pretty cool you've been up there on the Copper. Thats some scary water sometimes. We were on record low flows this year so that took the edge off big time. I've been up there only 3-4 seasons now. -Pretty green.

We run Chitina to Cordova. Always get anxious for the Bremner blast zone.

How many days on the river were ya runnin?
At 4:41pm on March 24, 2010, Marc Tittle said…
Robb,
I really went for a comfortable boat. Instead of emulating a Grand Canyon style, I built a boat more for Westwater, Deso, San Juan, & Cat trips. My foot well is 23 wide and 33 long spanning ribs 4 to 6.
My passenger bench seat spans ribs 6 to 7 and my passenger footwell has a mega span between ribs 7 to 9. I am still in the mad scientist phase but I have NRS,s massive center canoe bag which I attatch with four d-rings and pearlon between ribs 8 to 9 in bigger water.
At 11:29am on March 19, 2010, Mike Baker said…
Hey Robb,
No pics of the new boat, I have lots of pics of previous boats if there is something you are looking for.
Mike
At 11:00pm on February 28, 2010, Brad Dimock said…
No problem. I enjoy sharing what I have learned. But never jump to the conclusion that I know what I am talking about.
At 8:33am on December 10, 2009, Jeremy Christensen said…
Hey Robb, sorry for the delayed reply. Where are you at in the build? I really only have experience with one type of hatch design, and that is with combing around the hatch opening, and a raised lid sized to fit snugly around the combing. I use weatherstripping both on the lip of the hatch lid where it contacts the decking, and on the inside face of the lid where the combing contacts the lid. This seems to work as well as anything. They are attached with stainless piano hinges and southco draw latches which provide a very tight and positive latch.

Before I put the decking on the boat, I framed in the hatches and installed the combing. Then it was a matter of making puzzle-piece deck sections to fit in around the openings. Then frame the hatch lids to fit the combing, and trace the plywood tops to fit the framing.

In the flip test (a friends dory, not mine - but similar hatch design) the hatches took on some water, mainly the bow and stern hatches because they were under water. But for the most part the hatches worked well. I still pack most of my things in dry bags inside the dory, and strap everything to the floor.
 
 
 

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