I am a 71 y/o flyfisherman from the SF Bay area.  I built one of Greg's kits (great guy) a number of years ago.  I used the meranti  ply. Encapsulated it as he instructed with two coats of epoxy and 6 coats of varnish.  I wasn't happy with the original foredeck (lines kept slipping down thru the open corners, so I built a deck which completely covers the bow.  I also laminated an arched white oak thwart to support aft knee braces.  The "furniture" and floorboards are spruce, making a nice contrast with the meranti. At Greg's suggestion, I covered the bottom and chine area when UHMW 1/4'' nylon sheeting.  Bulletproof.  The boat has been in my garage under a cover it's whole life.  Three beautiful wood oars, a couple of  anchors' and it's drift boat trailer with roller complete the package.  I also have an available electric motor which can be clamped on the transom for repeating drifts.  My friends and I fished this boat mostly on the Lower Sac and the Yuba.  We made several trips to the Madison, Missouri, and Bighorn.  My interests have shifted more to salmon and crabbing, so the drift boat is not getting much use.  I would like $4000 for the boat and trailer.  I also would like some help posting some pictures.  Jim Pletcher

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Comment by James Pletcher on March 26, 2016 at 5:36am

Thanks Frank.  The boat is great. It would be nice to see it go to someone who appreciates wooden boats.  I haven't gotten any calls, that I know of.  I get so many "cold calls"  from telemarketers these days, that I'm afraid I might have mistaken a call from one of you guys, for one of those.  I generally dismiss them (sometimes not too politely) without listening much.  I'll post some pics if you can help.  I check my email pretty regularly.  Jim

Comment by Frank Reyes on March 25, 2016 at 6:39pm

Hi Jim, sounds like an execellent setup, let me know if you still need some assistance with the pictures, I'll be glad to help if I can.

Frank R.

Comment by James Pletcher on March 9, 2016 at 5:52pm

I forgot to mention that I would be happy to talk to any interested members.  My phone is 

(415) 381-2464.  Jim

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