Ribs are finially done. Sanding, sanding, sanding some more. Now adding false keel, deck supports, deck and deck cap, coaming, gunwales, floorboards. thwarts, and a finish coat. Took longer than I thought!…Continue
Added by Jerry Sweat on April 2, 2023 at 9:48am — No Comments
As I continue with planks, I am also working on thwarts, paddles, and floorboards. Oops. Messed up the floorboards. Had to disassemble and redo. Now starting on ribs. Who dosen't love ribs. …Continue
Added by Jerry Sweat on March 18, 2023 at 11:28am — No Comments
It's the first of February and snow is on the ground outside so I'll stay inside and start my canoe. The first step is to build a strongback. Then, lay up a bottom plank with both stems attached. I can then begin adding planks by alternating sides. Pretty slow going. I can only get 4 planks a day glued on. But I will press on. I have nothing else to do.…Continue
Added by Jerry Sweat on March 12, 2023 at 10:30am — No Comments
Hey Wooden Boat People:
I'm in the early stages of starting a side gig doing dory kits, some plans, and probably a few finished boats too. I'm focusing on a slightly smaller design than what is out there- it's basically a briggs style boat shrunk to 15'8" with a slightly different interior deck and hatch layout. It's a pretty sweet boat for rivers like the middle fork, main and lower main salmon, Deschutes, and Rogue, while still being big enough for Hells and GC trips. I'm…Continue
Added by Ben A. Hayes on July 19, 2022 at 7:54pm — 3 Comments
I'm on Vancouver Island in British Columbia. I built a version of the Z-Drifter a couple years ago but have found that it isn't seeing a lot of moving water. It has a 1/4" fir shoe covering most of the bottom. It is a great boat on lakes however it does need to be trailered so the cost of ferries and travel, in general, is costly.
I would like to offer it here for sale, or trade for about $1500us with the trailer. …Continue
Added by Mark on July 10, 2022 at 4:15pm — No Comments
This boat Hindman 13/14' double ender is brand new, never launched. Professionally built. Okume ply over Sitka spruce ribs, ash gunnels, oak seat frame, with walnut, mohagany, and lacewood detailing. Includes UHMW bottom, Dierks anchoring system, E Z loader trailer with spare tire. Selling for the cost of materials $4400, I've got too many boats. Serious inquires only please.…Continue
Added by Hil Hawken on June 8, 2022 at 6:17pm — No Comments
Cricket and I are excited to announce a course this November at Lowell's Boat Shop in Amesbury, Massachusetts, the oldest working boat shop in the country and the birthplace of the ocean dory. We'll be building one or two McKenzies depending on class size, over the course of two adjacent three-day weekends. If anyone here is wanting to build a drift boat but are feeling too timid or don't feel they have the requisite skills, this is a wonderful opportunity in a truly amazing…Continue
Added by Brad Dimock on April 6, 2022 at 12:04pm — No Comments
I am looking for a Woody Hindman style double ender if anyone knows where one might be available.
Added by Skip Rotticci on March 31, 2022 at 9:48am — No Comments
I just got a Don Hill boat and it doesn’t have an anchor system on it yet, just some anchor cleats. At times I want to run a small motor off the back. From what I can tell it looks like Dierks has a good system that kicks the anchor off to the side of the transom. Does anyone have pics of this? Do you have to drill…Continue
Added by Dax Messett on March 1, 2022 at 1:33pm — No Comments
Looking to sell my drift boat that sits in my garage hauling in more dust than fish these days. I used it a lot when I first got it, but we struggle to get her in the water more than once a year anymore. It should be used and enjoyed by someone else at this point, and hopefully you or someone you know is that person. Happy to share photos or any info I can provide if you need. It comes with sawyer oars and a pretty nice Baker trailer. The boat is solid and ready for the river. If you are…Continue
Added by Josh Merrell on January 18, 2022 at 8:05am — No Comments
I want to build a cracker box wooden boat. should the bottom panneling be two layers of 1/4 in. plywood, fiberglassed, epoxy, or all the above?
Added by Scott Sward on October 6, 2021 at 8:02am — No Comments
Great Deal for boat builders, 1200. worth of materials for 575.
1/2 inch meranti paid 220. a sheet front range lumber Denver
1/4 meranti ply 110. a sheet
west resin 126 oz /42 oz 207 hardener 275.
don hill plans 16 standerd 100.
rib lumber hem fir clear 220.
1250. cost sell for 575. cash
098-246-4179 mike Las vegas,New Mexico
Added by Michael S. Gural on September 10, 2021 at 5:11pm — No Comments
Changed my mind,moving forces sale of meranti plywood 2- 1/2'' sheets and two 1/4 inch sheets
west system epoxy 126 oz 105 resin and 42 oz 207 hardener,hem-fir 1x4 clear for ribs
Las Vegas,NEW MEXICO 600.firm Mike 908-246-4179
Added by Michael S. Gural on September 9, 2021 at 5:32am — No Comments
I have a late sixties Rogue River Boat Shop Mackenzie style drift boat that i'm looking to sell. It belonged to my friends father who passed away some time back. This rig has been in indoor storage since the early seventies. it's plywood and in prime shape. the guy that owned it was a guide that moved to the coast from Grants Pass and entered the commercial fishing industry and put the boat away for good. anyway his widow needed to sell the property off and i bought the boat and a nice old…Continue
Added by steve stringham on June 5, 2021 at 3:15pm — 7 Comments
Working on a wooden skiff (built in the early 90's I think, wrecked and repaired at least once before I got it). Pulled off the fiberglass on the bottom two winters ago and glassed it, plus did some new glass on the outside panels this summer. This winter going to repair the transom, tear out and build new end trays and fix cracks in the fiberglass on the inside. The anchor pulley screws were glassed over and now are rusted. Not sure I can get them out without just drilling them out.…Continue
Added by Tobin Kelley on December 30, 2020 at 2:06pm — 4 Comments
I adopted this project a few years ago and have not been able to finish it. We are relocating and unable to take this project with us. Please contact me via email at email@example.com if you are interested in this project.
Added by Randy Sorensen on December 7, 2020 at 11:33am — No Comments
This boat is in excellent condition , very nice wood revarnished , new professionally built floor ,
custom trailer , smoker oars . Age forces sale . $ 2,300 . Always stored indoors with TLC .
email : firstname.lastname@example.org for photos .
Thanks , Mick
Added by mick mickelson on July 19, 2020 at 6:47am — 1 Comment
What type of apparatus do ya'll have for moving your wooden boat around the shop/garage? Pics most appreciated. TIA.
Added by Creed Williams on March 2, 2020 at 7:34am — 3 Comments
I am excited to offer the McKenzie boat class again at WoodenBoat School in Maine this July. It's perfect for someone who really wants to build one but doesn't know how or where to start, or is intimidated by the array of skill sets necessary to do the job.
We will build the Hindman 16' Double-ender with transom.
We will start by lofting the boat from a table of offsets, correcting, customizing or idealizing as we go. We'll build all the frames, transom and a rolling-bevel…Continue
Added by Brad Dimock on February 7, 2020 at 9:40am — No Comments
Noooo! Had to store the boat outside for 1 1/2 years. Tightly tarped to protect it but somehow water got inside. Now I have mold from stem to stern. Bought one of those "cloth" garages so it is protected but somewhat "open". Looking to move soon. Hopefully will find a place with a shop so I can work on it.
Added by Jerry Sweat on October 10, 2019 at 4:53pm — 2 Comments