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…


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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