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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

717 16 hours ago
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Hairline Cracks in Hull

Hey hey! Finished a 15' Drift Boat last Winter and just discovered a few hairline cracks (stress cracks?) in the outer hull that I believe…

Started by Andrew Luttrell in General Forum

3 on Wednesday
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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

133 on Tuesday
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Drift Boat refinish

My drift boat build was completed in 2011 and I used it for both fishing and a commercial gig to transport a photographer around Montana an…

Started by Rick Newman in General Forum

4 Oct 18
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Baker 17x54 build

Well I'm building a 17 54 baker drift boat. So far I've got a pallet of expensive ply wood and one scarf cut

Started by Bennett Yarbrough in General Forum

289 Oct 9
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Digital Driftboat

Hey Woodenboat People,  I'm playing with creating CNC files for a driftboat. I've designed and built a few boats in the past, including a s…

Started by Ben A. Hayes in General Forum

2 Oct 9
Reply by Bennett Yarbrough

Whitewater Dory build in Montana (was: Fir vs Meranti dory floor)

This will be heavily glassed and painted on both sides, not worried about fir checking which is better for stiffness and strength as a flo…

Started by Shawn Baker in General Forum

45 Oct 9
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Question - side patch

Hey folks! I have a question/plan to do a side patch where it attaches to the inner chine. Am currently replacing the rotted section of th…

Started by Peter Honsberger in General Forum

10 Sep 21
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Caulk instead of glue

Has anyone tried building a traditional framed boat with torx screws and a good marine grade caulk instead of glue?  All else the same but…

Started by Sandy Pittendrigh in General Forum

4 Sep 15
Reply by Jonathan Clarke

1840 british cutter designed by pete culler

Hi. I'm wondering if the 1840 british cutter by Pete Culler is a good boat, can it do larger crossings? Can you singelhand it. Any opinion…

Started by dave in General Forum

4 Sep 2
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