Mel Buchanan
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  • Anniston, AL
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I was checking around on Craigslist and was able to pick up some Carlisle Carbon Fiber Drift Boat Oars. 9 foot with the built in counter balance in the shafts. With the 8 inch magnum blades for a…Continue

Started Mar 5, 2016

Work continues
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So, today was a bit cooler here in Alabama. I was able to make some progress on my driftboat. Today I was able to finish laying out the ribs, built #5, 6,4,3,7. And cut all my pieces for the rowers…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rick Newman Aug 24, 2015.

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What brand of PFDs are you guys using? Need some input, comfort, cost, etc. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike Eichorn Jul 20, 2015.

Epoxy question
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So I'm at the point of my build where I need to apply a coat of epoxy to the sides before assembly. My question is this, system three resin with their #3 hardener (slow cure), or use the West Systems…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mel Buchanan Jul 18, 2015.


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Building a Mike Baker 17'x54"

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At 8:15am on February 6, 2016, David Payne said…

Hi Mel...That skiff is a Jason Cajune design with a few of my own changes.

You can purchase plans from his website in pdf format. hope that helps!

At 6:12pm on January 31, 2016, John Woodward said…

Thanks for info. I will give them a call


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