Dave Barnes
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Interior Bottom Paint

Greetings all, After finishing my boat with the au naturel look of clear epoxy and polyurethane on the interior, I have decided I now want to paint the floor and about 2" up the sides. What paint…Continue

Started Mar 22, 2012


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Morgan Hill
About Me:
Long time flyfisher lving in the flatlands (Bay area) who misses his mountains. Currently building a plywood driftboat (Ken Hankinson plans) and having some difficulty, but if and when it's done, this baby will definitely have cupholders! Brookstreamfly has a photo gallery on it.
Boats I own:
Fglass runabout... building the driftboat now.

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first build drift boat

well, in spite of myself, the sides are on and I'm getting ready for the bottom.   Question as I evaluate bottom solutions.  If using UHMW sheet, is this glued on the plywood and then screwed at once with the plywood or applied after the plywood is glued,…


Posted on February 28, 2011 at 4:45pm — 1 Comment

build hardware

Greetings all,



Building my first boat, a slightly modified hankinson 14' drift boat.  quick question on hardware. Are Brass screws usable? I know they're a bit soft, but workable if I countersink correctly. Nobody around here stocks much in the way of bronze and they all seem to be perrenially out of the stainless sizes I need.


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Posted on February 25, 2011 at 5:10pm — 5 Comments

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At 1:52am on July 21, 2012, Kris Kerr said…

That's a great looking drifter! I am also looking at the Hankinson design and you've given me a lot of inspiration!

At 6:29pm on November 11, 2011, JAY STRUGNELL said…

Thank You for the photo series; great to see new boats on this wonderful site. I live alittle closer to the wild california rivers,Kelseyville. Your boat looks great hope You had a good time on that first float.


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