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oarlock bushings
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I have a 17x52 Tatman McKenzie boat and one of the oarlock bushings (white nylon or plastic?) is getting worn down pretty bad.  Does anyone know where to get replacements for these? Also, are they…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Randy Dersham May 10, 2014.

Boat progress and advice sought

I meant to post photos and descriptions of my bottom work here in the forum but somehow got onto the blog.  It's at: …Continue

Started Sep 16, 2012

Greg Tatman Boats
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Does anyone know the status of Greg Tatman Boats?I have been trying to reach them to place an order, but can't get anyone on the phone, no return calls, no reply to email.Their website is up, but the…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Hil Hawken May 2.

 

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Hil Hawken replied to Tom Thompson's discussion Greg Tatman Boats
"I put wetlander on a Mini Drifter, it is slick but probably not as bullet proof impact wise as UHMW.  Hil Hawken San Anselmo, CA."
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Hil Hawken replied to Tom Thompson's discussion Greg Tatman Boats
"Hi Randy, Do you have the plans for there smallest driftboat, It was 12' I think , would love to build it if you are selling plans.  It had a bow, it was not a pram.  They showed it at some boat shows but I don't know if it ever…"
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Hometown:
Madison, Georgia
Website:
http://RedOakRiver.com
Boats I own:
17x52 standard wooden (Tatman) McKenzie

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Progress ...and advice needed

Hello folks,

I promised in an earlier post to update you on my re-bottoming project.

I purchased this 17' Tatman and it's in excellent shape, except it was 18 years old and the UHMW plastic on bottom was getting very brittle.  The screws were working loose and the plastic had to go.  There was even a slow leak along one row of the screw holes where they missed the framing member.

I decided that instead of replacing the UHMW sheeting on bottom, I would instead try a slick…

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Posted on September 16, 2012 at 6:33pm — 6 Comments

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