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Down sizing

This is a tough one for me, but it's time for me to downsize a bit. Go to for details on these two boats -

Started by Roger Fletcher

0 Jul 2

Turning my Driftboat into a Whitewater Dory

I have an older 16x48 Tatman driftboat that doesn't get as much use.  I am considering converting into a whitewater dory.   I am interested…

Started by Roger Goth

4 Jun 20
Reply by Randy Dersham

Best 18x54 kit?

Selling my 16’ Don hill to a friend and looking to build an 18x54 from a kit. It will be a workhorse for heavy loads in rough water. Flyfis…

Started by Wil Bake

5 Jun 14
Reply by Rick Newman

12 x 48 build?

So even though my own boat is still incomplete but very fishable, I've been dreaming of maybe building a play boat.  I was thinking of some…

Started by Bennett Yarbrough

9 Jun 10
Reply by Eric Loudenslager

Plans for rope seat?

I'd like to add a front seat option to my boat, similar to this one. I suppose I could mock up a few versions 'till I got it right, but I'd…

Started by David Witton

1 Jun 5
Reply by Bennett Yarbrough

Southeastern Rehab Opportunity (Asheville, NC) Looks like all it needs is a new inner gunwhale, chine caps, and…

Started by Bennett Yarbrough

0 Jun 4

Routing anchor line

I am working on prefinishing frames before assembling the hull of my boat. I plan to use a floor mounted anchor release and route the ancho…

Started by JC Smith

4 Jun 2
Reply by Gregg Maddock

Drift Boat Materials

Greetings fellow boat builders, I am looking for some sources on materials for building a drift boat in the Atlanta, GA area. As I prepare…

Started by Dino Gutierrez

5 May 29
Reply by Bennett Yarbrough

Estimating resin qualtities

Hello back again. The boat I will assemble is a 17x52 but not in a high side configuration. After helping a friend with some glass/epoxy wo…

Started by JC Smith

8 May 27
Reply by chris towles

Strongback and instructions

Hi guys,     Do I need a strongback to assemble my drift boat?  I have the ribs, transom and bow stem ready to go.  Are stainless steel scr…

Started by Andy Pruitt Heisler

3 May 21
Reply by Mike Baker


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