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Tim Romano

  • Boats

    Pull up a seat: We’re watching a dory build from scratch

    It’s rare that you hear about an idea for a boat and watch it play out from scratch in front of you in relative real time—but that’s what I have for you.

    Follow along as Raindog Boatworks builds a dory that blows our mind Back in September, I wrote here about what I thought was one of the most amazing little wooden dories I had ever seen. At just nine feet long, the fully decked, one-man Raindog Boatworks “Doryak” looked to be about one of the most fun…

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    It’s Winter: Time To Refinish Your Wooden Oars

    We just got a couple feet of snow, and while my mind is very much thinking of summer, I really do tend to enjoy some mid-winter boat-centric housekeeping at this time of year. Personally, I am a wooden oar guy (more on that choice later), and as such, I occasionally have to do some work not…

  • Boats

    The Thalweg: Already Dreaming of Summer

    Twelve images that instantly bring me back to boats, rivers, and of course fishing. I hope you agree.

    Or at the very least Spring… Here on the eastern slope of the Rocky Mountains it seems as if Winter has not yet arrived. We’ve had precious little moisture and my last float was incredibly just a few weeks ago.  The dory is now finally wrapped for the Winter, and the rafts are put away…

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    Holiday Gifts for River Rats

    Because you’re here reading this, you’re more than likely into fishing… and boats. Probably both! This guide to last-minute gift ideas was compiled by TU’s resident filmmaker and boat driver Josh Duplechian and our at-large photographer/oarsman Tim Romano. While it’s short on fishing gear, it’s long on accessories that make any boat lover happy. Costa…

  • Boats Fishing

    Do you lend your boat to friends?

    This was a multi-day affair and a bachelor party at that, so I should have known better, but I stupidly let my boat go. Luckily for them the carnage happened after they had taken off.

    "Can I borrow your boat?"It's a question those of us who own our own watercraft have probably all heard. Loaning boats to friends is a topic as old as time and one on which everyone seems to have an opinion. I personally don't do it anymore, save a very precious few people I trust. I've…

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    A Drift Boat Made Entirely Of Bamboo

    Anyone remember the most over the top drift boat ever built? The one based off of Jason Canjune's 17' Kingfisher plans. The one with elk antler anchor arms, cup holders and Mahogany pulley wheels? Well, apparently people take those plans to extremes and really like that design as I've come across another home build of…