March 2013 Blog Posts (7)

Film: Where The Yellowstone Goes

I was involved in a film two summers ago where we floated the Yellowstone River from Gardiner Montana to its confluence with the Missouri in North Dakota, nearly 700 miles.  My woody and I and cast and crew made a cool environmental documentary film of the journey called "Where The Yellowstone Goes"  You can watch it on itunes movies, or find a copy at

Added by Robert Hawkins on March 25, 2013 at 5:50am — No Comments

One down!

One of the Powell boats is planked up. The other is close behind. See more at

Added by Mark Stuberr on March 23, 2013 at 11:15am — No Comments

Drift Boat Restoration

After a few years of chasing down a wooden drift boat here in southern Oregon I found my diamond in the rough. I have looked at Prichetts, Briggs, Steeles and others. Never could find the right one or Iwas always a day late. But that is another story. The one I found is a Rouge River Boat Shop mckenzie style drifter. The shop was owned by Jerry Briggs and I bought the boat from the original owner. It was built in 1971 and I'm glad I will be able to put it back floating the Rogue and other…


Added by Mark Heskett on March 16, 2013 at 7:45pm — 3 Comments

A Little thing called the IRH.

Some parts of the little 10 foot drifter the IRH are coming out of the shop. See more at…


Added by Mark Stuberr on March 16, 2013 at 6:41pm — No Comments

Looking for info on who possibly built a boat that I just purchased

Hi folks, new to this site. I just purchased a 14 foot drift boat in Oregon. I am told that it is about 35 to 40 years old. It has double planked spruce on the diagonal set on mahogany frames. I was told that the last name of the builder is Morgan.

Added by Marc Hashagen on March 16, 2013 at 10:04am — 1 Comment

when bordem strikes


Its that time of year that i tend to get a little bored and my mind starts to wander, thinking of the upcoming adventures on the the river and what not and next thing i know i find myself designing yet another boat. It seems i change boats far more often than most people should but what the heck, it brings me joy! So Friday evening i started a new build............…


Added by Jayson Hayes on March 12, 2013 at 10:04am — 10 Comments

The Powell boats continue.

The blog continues, see more at

Added by Mark Stuberr on March 5, 2013 at 6:08pm — No Comments

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