What you get for $30 dollars is a password

There are a lot of public free-for-all pages here at Montana Riverboats. What is for sale is a password granting access to blocks of HTML pages, diagrams, images and step-by-step instructions for building three different boats--five boats actually, because two of the boats (Beavertail and Honky Dory) are documented in two different sizes.
Grand HD
The only pages that do prompt for a password have the characters 'Ebook' or 'Diagrams' in the text of the link. I used to sell real paper blueprints paried with a ring-bound manual. Others still do that, for prices ranging from $150 dollars and up, for only one boat at a time..

From Montana Riverboats you get a password for $30 dollars, granting online acccess to three different boats coming as five individual plan sets--if you count the 15' and 17' foot size options available for both the Beavertail and the Honky Dory. There is even a fourth not-yet completed plan set (the Dayak) thrown in for free. Buy a password. Look things over.

Note too: The forum is a separate password. You have to create your own forum password by navigating to the forum and clicking the "Login or Register" button. The following is an example of a link that does prompt for a $30 dollar password:

(Honky Dory) Ebook-hd-15

Ask for a refund if you have buyer's remorse. I'm easy. I don't need a reason. Just a request. Good luck. Sandy.

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Would a fly a little smaller than too big catch a very small number of very large fish?

big big fly


The MRB Paragon


The Paragon


Flats Fish

These are surprisingly easy to make. You can make them light (for the fly rod) or as heavy as you want.





up-bbboat.jpg Maybe next week. I need to row this before it's buttoned up. At this point I can still move things around a bit. If need be. 3D sofrware is fine. But the only way to really work out the details of an all new design is to work with it full size. What you see is what you get.

How high do I have to put the rower's seat to get a boat this wide to row well with 10' foot oars? We'll see. We'll see.

The bulkheads are just 3/8" inch rough sawn cedar siding plywood. They're not structural. They're just there to keep the boat from sinking. If it gets punctured a rock, rerod or sharp beaver log.

The bottom is 3/4" inch honeycomb core fiberglass.




Foot wells in place. Plumbing (drain the foot wells) next. Then the deck. plumbing




up-deckdonut.jpg This is a sub-deck donut. It gets fastened down over gobs of marine silicone caulk. The real deck clamps down on top with heavy-duty locking wire clasps, over a 2" inch thick foam gasket.

The real deck is, in other words, removable. Which makes coolers duffle bags and groovers a lot easier to deal with.

This decked white water boat is or will be a strong 17' feet long with a 66" bottom and an 8' foot beam. This shop has a 9' foot ceiling, which provides some scale to the image.




paragon body up-ztk_2022-07-30-07.15.52_DMap_Female-pmd-paragon.jpg





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