chris towles
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Oarlock blocks.. Glue em, screw em, caulk it ?
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So last step on my boat is installing the oarlocks blocks. Made some nice raised blocks out of some nice figured walnut from jay strugnell. What's everyone's preferred method of installing these. The…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rick Newman Aug 31, 2016.

Western source for sassafrass?
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I'm planning on experimenting with making a few sets of oars on a router lathe. I'd like to make a set that are solid ash and strong for whitewater. Traditional finish and shape. I'd then like to…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by chris towles Jan 22, 2015.

Favorite off the beaten path western multi day trips
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So permit season is soon upon us. Since I have a dory I am finishing up, I have promised my girlfriend and a few friends that have helped with construction that we would take the dory and do a multi…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Eric Loudenslager Dec 24, 2014.

Oarlocks angle
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Is there a standard angle at the oarlocks we are trying to achieve with a drift boat. Most Mackenzie's I see have locks parallel with the side panel angle but rogue and briggs boats that have wider…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Robb Grubb Jul 16, 2014.


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About Me:
kayaker and recently turned wooden boat fanatic
Boats I own:
16' ken hankinson with front and rear bulkheads, and dry boxes

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At 10:10am on April 20, 2011, Dan Burr said…
Chris, I still have the oars, I'm not sure what they are worth, both sets are 9 footers and in good shape, I'll do some checking on prices, if you know what you are willing to pay let me know.
At 12:11pm on May 4, 2010, Scott Hepler said…
Chris, congrats on the new boat. You might visit and look through the "gallery" pics. There is a couple of "down shots" of his Kingfisher there. You could get good visual of the layout of the boat for the fishermen in both ends of the boat. You could also get a pair of dividers out and do some "measurements" to get the proportions close.

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