JOSEPH, OR -A Wallowa County man suffers from an ailment known to a few beleaguered souls. Ben Hayes has “boat acquisition disorder” and there may be no cure.

Katy Nesbit for the La Grande Observer, 2013.

Timber Boatworks chronicles boat design, building, restoration, and adventures. I’m mostly interested in the design and construction of wood-composite boats.

I tried to call it Beaversnot Boatworks, but my family would’t allow it. Most of the boats that I work on use epoxy / wood / composite construction. Wood flour mixed with epoxy is a common material. Whenever I look at that stuff I think that it has the same consistency and appearance as a beaver’s snot might.

If anyone can confirm or deny this, that would be great.

For more details on my “boat acquisition disorder”…