Over the years I have admired every/all wooden driftboats I have ever seen. Now that I am reaching a point of financial maturity/stability buying a drift boat is again back on the table. I have owned a Hyde combo in the past and overall it worked out just fine for all my needs. But that longing for a wood boat just won't leave. I have floated the McKenzie the past three summers in one and it was delightful. Building one isn't an option at this time, just no room in the garage and not much woodworking exp. But I have started to look at what's out there and have more questions than answers. Although I grew up out on the OP, I now live in the greater Seattle area and seem to only hit rivers like the Yakima, Clark Fork, McKenzie, St. Regis etc. Would anyone like to share their experience with a wooden boat, both positive and negative! I did search the archives and found a bit of input. Please feel free to email or PM privately if no one else wants to share. Thanks, Becky Also, I will be listing the Puma Aire I bought from Bhudda earlier this year. The raft is great and no complaints other than setting it up and taking it down continually is a pain. A trailer would solve the problem but limited storage space and a lake boat/trailer in the back yard is limiting my creativity. Going for the same price I bought it for, search archives for pictures if interested. Great shape, no patches, with frame, oars etc.