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bottom replacement

here is the quick bottom replacement. the owner of this boat was fishing a few days before i got it. the reason he brought it to me is that it was leaking slightly. at first look there was no damage. when i started poking around my hand went through the bottom. the only thing holding the bottom together was the UHMW shoe. anyway if your boat is leaking you have a bigger problem than you think, but it's not the end of the boat. i would recommend that if you have a leak you take care of it before… Continue

Added by sanderson on November 26, 2008 at 9:23pm — 5 Comments

C rock... also called Oh Sh#$%... on the Deschutes River, Oregon.

I had to post this YouTube video of exactly what not to do in Whitehorse Rapids on the Deschutes River in Oregon.





I've been told this boat had to be cut off the rock. I'll try to find out more about the actual story and post more… Continue

Added by Randy Dersham on November 22, 2008 at 10:28am — No Comments

Progress 11.21.08

Here are a few pics from the work shop...

Been contending with a vehicle issue - blew up the transmission on my van... ouch

But on the brighter side I did get a new Forester with a tow package for the boat!



But in the meantime I have been getting some work done on the boat.

Here are a few pics.



Have the passenger seat under control - glued up the backs today.

Have all the frames glued and will be sanding those out next.…



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Added by Jason Knight on November 21, 2008 at 10:08am — 3 Comments

"Office chair"

This is a prototype of a my new front seat for our drift boats, but it makes a good office chair too!

Added by sanderson on November 16, 2008 at 8:03pm — 5 Comments

McKenzie float

Fellow Boaters;

I just sent a message to montanaboatbuilders forum that I was planning on a McKenzie River float for this coming McKenzie River boat show in April. I would like some advice about floating the upper river. I have launched from Paradise in the past. Would like to do above. We will have 2 days at that time to do the float.

Ray Heater

Added by Charles Ray Heater on November 10, 2008 at 6:25pm — 2 Comments

Holiday Event at the Oregon State Capital to Feature the book

I and my book, Drift Boats and River Dories, will be one of the features at the Holiday Open House at the Oregon State Capital the evening of December 3, Wednesday. The event begins at 4:00 p.m. and concludes at 7:00. Other authors will include the likes of former Governor Betty Roberts (With Grit and by Grace), Steve Arndt (Roads Less Traveled), Gerry Frank (Where to Buy It, Find It, Eat It in New York) and Jerry McGee (A Long Way to Oregon). It… Continue

Added by Roger Fletcher on November 10, 2008 at 5:13pm — No Comments

New Flicker Photo Upload area activated

If you are a Flickr user it is now easier than ever to share photographs with everyone else here at wooden boat people. Simply click on the PHOTOS button on the navigation panel. In the new page that load you click on the ADD PHOTOS link on the top right. It's kind of small and text only so don't miss it. Once the new Add Photos page loads notice the new Flickr logo near the center right of the page. There it is! Click on that and follow the directions to allow your WOODENBOATPEOPLE account to… Continue

Added by Randy Dersham on November 7, 2008 at 9:00pm — No Comments

2009 McKenzie River Drift Boat Poster to be illustrated by Dan Burr

I was lucky to meet up with Dan Burr earlier this year during some business with the boat shop. I asked him if he would be interested in illustrating the poster for the 2009 Boat Show at Eagle Rock Lodge. He said yes... I feel pretty fortunate. He is working on the poster now and we should be able to share it with everyone in a month or so. Below are a couple of Dan's Illustrations.



Please remember that I asked for a quick poster. I'm sure it… Continue

Added by Randy Dersham on October 27, 2008 at 9:00am — 3 Comments

The fishing is great at Eagle Rock Lodge



Here's a shameless plug for Eagle Rock Lodge. We sponsor the McKenzie River Wooden Boat Festival the fourth Saturday of each April. Look for it next year on April 25, 2009. We will have the new poster up soon.



Fishing has been very good this season and fall is a great time to be on the McKenzie. The October Caddis is starting to hatch and… Continue

Added by Debbie Dersham on September 21, 2008 at 9:30am — 5 Comments

Nice job

Good job with the Wooden Boat People, Randy. I think that when this gets up and running it will be a very nice complement to what's already out there.

Added by Roger Fletcher on September 17, 2008 at 6:50am — 1 Comment

First Blogs are always exciting!





This is the first post on the new Wooden Boat People social network. It is my hope that this form and social site can be used by boat builders to ask questions, advertise business, help each other, and generally help us all be better builders, better boaters, and better friends.



Enjoy, sign up, and spread the…

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Added by Randy Dersham on October 18, 2007 at 4:00pm — No Comments

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