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Guy's Wooden Drift Boat Project

Hello Everyone,   My name is Guy and this is my first post in this forum.  I am here because I want to build a wooden drift boat and, undou…

Started by Guy Fredrickson in General Forum

1029 on Monday
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Restoration guidance: where to start?

Hi everyone, I've had a chance to read through some of the incredible play-by-play I've seen in this forum, in addition to Fletcher. What a…

Started by Nick in General Forum

5 May 12
Reply by Wayd Drake

First build

Hi everyone, I'm just getting started.  I've gathered all the tools, read Fletcher's book about 6 times (so great), and read quite a lot of…

Started by Dusty in General Forum

249 Apr 20
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Launch assist device on trailer

Years ago, I saw a launch assist device advertised (I think it was Clackacraft) on their trailers.  When you were ready to get the boat off…

Started by Jerry Sweat in General Forum

4 Mar 25
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Woodies 2.0

  Woodies 2.0     I have been building drift boats with glue-laminated gunwales for more than a decade. I like it. I think it's the best wa…

Started by Sandy Pittendrigh in General Forum

1 Mar 20
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Caulk no gue

  All wood Boats I built my first framed oat in 1979. I built a half a dozen or so more framed boats before plunging into wood/fiberglass…

Started by Sandy Pittendrigh in General Forum

6 Mar 8
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Hardware Nomenclature

Ladies and Gents, Years ago, I saw a drift boat that had  a plank floor that was held in place with what looked like a spring loaded, quar…

Started by William F. Dodson in General Forum

4 Mar 4
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Building my first Drift Boat - 16' Double-Ender with Transom

Hello folks, I stepped foot in a McKenzie style drift boat for the first time nearly ten years ago, and have been wanting to own one ever s…

Started by Kyle Hryniw in General Forum

49 Feb 27
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Custom rowers seat on wooden drift boat

Hello all, I am at the stage of my 16' double ender build where I'm considering the rowers and guest seat. I've decided to go with the move…

Started by Kyle Hryniw in General Forum

0 Feb 27

Cleaning grit off oiled surfaces

I’ve got some trips logged on my side trays and between using them as steps in and out of the boat and the dog tracking in sand I’ve got so…

Started by Bennett Yarbrough in General Forum

0 Feb 20


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