Rick Newman
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Rick Newman's Discussions

Drift Boat refinish
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul R Goulet Apr 5.

Staying Alive at Home
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Bennett Yarbrough Jul 9, 2020.

Test Discussion
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Bennett Yarbrough Nov 22, 2016.

 

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Rick Newman replied to David Witton's discussion 16' Double ender w/ transom
"David, I think you are doing well with your refinishing. I recently used the Lust Varnish and while I haven't had it out on the water the initial results and application procedure were great. Rick N"
Jul 15
Rick Newman replied to Jayson Hayes's discussion Recent builds to share
"Thanks, I would buy one if the price wasn't too outrageous. Rick"
Jul 9
Rick Newman replied to Jayson Hayes's discussion Recent builds to share
"As always, great work! Have your ever thought about making belt buckles with your logo? I would buy one! Rick Newman"
Jul 9
Rick Newman replied to Guy Fredrickson's discussion Guy's Wooden Drift Boat Project
"Perhaps by November it will cool down enough! Rick"
Jul 9
Rick Newman replied to Guy Fredrickson's discussion Guy's Wooden Drift Boat Project
"Looks like Swiss cheese, however I agree with Phil. The quality of the work you do will solve all the problems. Keep up the good work! Rick"
Jun 26
Rick Newman replied to Guy Fredrickson's discussion Guy's Wooden Drift Boat Project
"Thank you my friend! Rick"
Jun 22
Rick Newman replied to Guy Fredrickson's discussion Guy's Wooden Drift Boat Project
"I have been better. In the middle of moving out and selling house. Not my idea of a fun time! Health issues are also a challenge at this time. However I have to keep moving forward! Rick"
Jun 20
Rick Newman replied to Guy Fredrickson's discussion Guy's Wooden Drift Boat Project
"How long do you plan on keeping and using the boat? In other words is this a lifetime fix and how frequently will it be used during that time? I presume it will be trailered and kept dry when not in use. Why not use Smith's Penetrating epoxy on…"
Jun 20
Rick Newman replied to Guy Fredrickson's discussion Guy's Wooden Drift Boat Project
"I hope you don't have to be the one to take this boat apart. 3M stockholders should be very happy with you! Very solid work! Rick"
Jun 6
Rick Newman replied to Guy Fredrickson's discussion Guy's Wooden Drift Boat Project
"Very labor intensive love affair! Rick"
May 19
Rick Newman replied to Guy Fredrickson's discussion Guy's Wooden Drift Boat Project
"Conventional wisdom from woodenboatforum.com suggests that first of all the stern should be supported. Long bunks that share the load evenly on both sides is also appropriate. Perhaps one way to consider this project is how would the boat be…"
May 17
Rick Newman replied to Guy Fredrickson's discussion Guy's Wooden Drift Boat Project
"Looking good! Rick Newman"
May 16
Rick Newman replied to Rick Rencher's discussion Kaboom
Apr 30
Rick Newman replied to Shawn Baker's discussion Black Eagle mini dory (was: baby Briggs build)
"Brad is pretty tall, some of the folks I have seen on his site normal sized and a few gals are smaller! Rick"
Apr 28
Rick Newman replied to Jared Howell's discussion Where to start?
"If the plywood looked like normal fifty year old laminated wood that was dry then there are many fewer potential problems. I think almost any older drift boat can be restored to be as usable and as good looking as when new plus you get patina from…"
Apr 28
Rick Newman replied to Shawn Baker's discussion Black Eagle mini dory (was: baby Briggs build)
"Thanks for sharing, you make Black Eagle look like it is small! Rick"
Apr 28

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Hometown:
Ellensburg, WA
About Me:
I spent years of guiding and running 2000 lb rafts on Lower Main Salmon, also white water kayaking, solo whitewater canoes,
Boats I own:
Wenonah 18.5 Odessey Kevlar canoe, Bronco XL Pontoon Boat, Framed style 14' unknown manufacter wood boat, 16' 6" Tatman kit.

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Thanks for taking us along!

Tom, thanks for the photos! I continue to enjoy your photos and the sharing of the story of GEM 1. Your boat looks great and the photo of when you were smiling after an hour on the water said it all! Keep up the good work.

Rick Newman

Posted on February 1, 2010 at 6:31am

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At 12:53pm on June 2, 2018, Greg Tatman said…

Rick,

Thanks for your comments. I think wood slivers get under one's skin and never seem to come out! 

Greg

At 6:26pm on December 27, 2015, Chester Larsen said…
Hey Rick having little trouble navigating this site from my phone. But to answer your questions is it is canvas my father inlaw bought it new in the forties I believe he has had it in a garage the whole time have the original oars and seats it's great little boat but want to repaint it and get rid of the cracks I assume come from hot to cold it's fre work is oak that's what he told me. I've had it for two years now and want to get it ready to fish out of and hunt this next fall thanks for your help
At 7:36am on November 25, 2015, William Blackadar said…

Yes, Walt was my grandfather. Bob is my father.

At 12:30pm on March 13, 2015, Rodolfo Miguel Serra said…

Estimado Mr. Rick Newman: Ante todo quiero aclararle que si bien he remado por muchos ríos de mi país, Argentina, pescando en varios puntos del río Parana en busca del Dorado, pez muy combativo, no poseo un bote todavía pero quedé maravillado con el de Mr. David Payne !   Actualmente estoy viviendo en Joao Pessoa, Paraíba, Brasil y quedé fascinado con Wooden Boat People, la cual descubrí por pura casualidad y en ella he encontrado el modelo que me agradaría construír, casualmente parecido al que tiene Mr. David Payne.  Mr. Rick Newman, hermoso ejemplar de pez tiene su foto! Mis felicitaciones y lamento no poder escribir en su lengua, pue mi inglés deja mucho que desear. Ha sido un placer recibir este mensaje de bienvenida. Muchas gracias y hasta otro momento.

Rodolfo M. Serra

At 10:35am on February 1, 2015, Bill Craig said…

Hi Rick:

I saw the post on Project Healing Waters about your four vets from different conflicts. I am the Program Lead at Daytona PHW in the Winter and then head for Michigan and my drift boat  in the summer. Thanks for being a part of PHW and helping the vets.

Bill Craig

At 8:51am on April 9, 2013, Josh Bizzle said…
Thanks for excepting me on this forum. Yes I live in Lynn Haven Florida and bought the plans from Don Hill for my 16' standard. I've read a lot, watched a lot of video's and talked to a lot of people on wood boat building in general. I'm a carpenter by trade and always wanted to build my own boat and the McKenzie River Drift Boat is a boat with a very nice look and usability for this area. I have two sons almost grown and my wife and I wanted a boat with no loud motor and I knew this boat was the one I wanted. I'm almost finished and am at the stage of glassing. If I can figure out how to post pics on this site I'll do so. Thanks again.
At 8:57pm on November 10, 2012, Paul Price said…

Thanks Rick for the welcome.  I look forward to participating in future events.

At 1:26pm on July 10, 2012, John Homer said…

Thank you Rick, I was taught my a great craftsman in upstate NY. I owe him many thanks for passing his experiance on to me. As for the ribs I used spruce for those. The boat I am doing currently I am using Port Orford Ceder. The over lap for the ribs is how the original boats were built and works very well.

I hope your recovery is speedy and your back on the water soon. I would like to see your progress on your next drift boat. I am thinking of building one myself. Maybe we can go from a row sometime.

At 9:42am on July 10, 2012, John Homer said…

Thanks Rick for your comments. As for the boat, It took about 6 months to build not sure how many hours.  I built that one in 2009, it weighs about 70 pounds without the oars, yoke and middle seat. Its based on a design from a builder in the Adirondacks in upstate New York. The design originated in the 1840s and was used by hunting/fishing guides to take the "sport" to get game. A great web site to tell you more about them is at www.guideboats.com/construction/ . These boats were originally planked with beveled laps and clinched with copper tacks. It normally takes about 500 hours to build one. I am currently working on building a 12 foot guideboat that will weigh about 45 lbs. I build 12/14/16 foot boats. If your interested on taking one for a test drive let me know.

At 10:00am on June 3, 2012, Pavel Filin said…

Dear Rick! Thank you for the invitation! It will be great to visit your country and I love fishing!

It's funny but the last time I had great fishing was in the USA! Two years ago I've participated in the expedition on the footsteps of Russian traveler Lavrenty Zagoskin in Alaska who described the life of Eskimo and Athabaskan peoples in mid 1800s when Alaska was Russian territory. We navigated the Yukon river from Tanana to the mouth and then to St. Michael on our kayaks. It was great adventure for about 800 miles and one month. Great great wilderness and amazing traditions of peoples in small villages impressed me! It was very interesting to find lots of Russian impacts on the lifestyle of the locals, lots of rus words, Orthodox traditions, log houses of siberian types etc... Fishing was very specific. Yukon is very muddy and it's impossible to catch something in it. But practically every small river which falls into Yukon is pure clean. It forms the line of clean water in muddy Yukon and this line is the Mekka for fishing!!! Lots of big sheefish, pikes and salmon! I used twisters lures. Several minutes was enough to feel our menu with delicacy. You can look for some photos here http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.172038159479986.45378.100000214092408&type=3 This expedition was the part of the project on creating the Russian America museum in Russia in the home estate of Zagoskin http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=172038576146611&set=a.172038159479986.45378.100000214092408&type=3&theater who lived in Ryazan city 100 miles from Moscow. The project is in progress...

As for the Franc Josef Land I'm the member of the science commetee of the National Park "Russian Arctic" and FJL is the part of the the Park. But to tell you the truth I've never been there... Hope I'll visit it sometime. It'll be interesting to watch the film you've mentioned sometime. Thank you for the info on Tegethoff replica - It's very interesting for me! Do you have their contacts by chance? 

There's some problems with the e-mail you've provided me... "Comcast block for spam"...

 
 
 

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