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Boat Festival Camping
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Started this discussion. Last reply by David Jensen Apr 27, 2018.

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Mike Baker replied to Guy Fredrickson's discussion Guy's Wooden Drift Boat Project
"Very cool project you got there, good luck"
Feb 24, 2020
Mike Baker replied to Don Tyson's discussion I have a Ply/Epoxy boat but am curious
"The market is fine, i'm tired honestly. Doing boats around a full time job, elderly parents blah blah blah. Need time for fishing too! I will likely do some smaller 11' Pram/Jon boat stuff for still waters as that is my passion these…"
Dec 21, 2019
Mike Baker replied to Don Tyson's discussion I have a Ply/Epoxy boat but am curious
"+1 for the glue and nail method. I would never build a boat without gluing the frames. I used screws on my first three boats I think then discovered silicon bronze ring shank nails. You don't have to fill these as the bronze color blends very…"
Dec 21, 2019
Mike Baker replied to Dusty's discussion First build
"Those clamps are sick! What are they?"
Nov 6, 2019
Mike Baker replied to Brian Wilson's discussion Chine logs
"I don't get over here much anymore. Here is my .02 after building close to 40 boats.  Use West Gflex on that scarf. I had a few failures with t-88. Wipe it down with rubbing alcohol several times first. Steam that chine!. Clamp it on the…"
Oct 23, 2019

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About Me:
Married 23 years
Fly fisherman forever
I build & sell Wood Drift Boats, Kits & Plans.
Boats I own:
16x48 wood drift boat from some obscure plans. 8x46 lake pram, 16x54 flat bottom power skiff, 17x54 drift boat, all wood.

Now offering plans for the 17x54 drift boat $70.00 shipping included

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At 10:54am on August 21, 2023, Stella Abudheir said…

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At 5:38pm on July 26, 2016, dennis welch said…

I may look around and do a 52x16 hi side, I,m going through a depression right now,, :)   Trying to remember the last 4 mo. Handles nice, floated Marblemount to Rockport yesterday,I,ll take it to the Clearwater in sept, Most likely sell it or try to.???


At 6:57am on March 15, 2013, David Payne said…

Mike .......the spacing is 1 inch from edge and 1 inch between holes (center to center);  5/16" rope or whatever you can find. I've used both 1/4" and 3/8"..........take care dp

At 8:50am on December 28, 2012, Jayson Hayes said…

Hey Mike, you can find uhmw here in eugene in 5' x 10' sheets at a company called Munnell and Sherrill, the number is 541-345-8791. i want to say the sheets run about $120 but cant remember..........been awhile since i have used it........been using glass and graphite on the last few boats. hope your doing well man!

At 4:08pm on July 13, 2012, Kirby Robert Longo said…

Hey Mike, thanks for the comment on the boat, it means a lot comin from you. we got it on the water last week and caught our first fish from it. Thanks for the trailer too!

At 7:35pm on June 29, 2011, Jake Van Noppen said…



Thanks for adding me to your friend list.  My parents are having a great time in Alaska, there up in the Kenai peninsula now.  Nice job on the power boat I love the way it looks.  I'm planning on building a skiff this winter since i sold the Clackacraft this spring.  Thanks again and nice job on the boats they look great!!!

At 5:23pm on November 2, 2010, Kevin Bruner said…
Don't think i am the same Kevin Bruner as Gray is not a family name. -Kevin
At 6:03pm on June 30, 2010, Mark Metcalf said…
Mike, Thx for the reply. Flat sawn clear POC starts at $3.00bf and VGC starts at 4.25bf. Prices increase based on growth-rings per inch and length as well as width. Mark
At 11:14am on March 19, 2010, Robb Grubb said…
Mike, Do you have any cool boat photos you are currently building? Cheers, Robb
At 3:44pm on December 13, 2009, Steve Sobba said…
Mike , Thanks for the comments. It is not perfect by any means but is mine. I did use 1/2" thick white oak chines. I did not have any problems with bending the oak usually warmer and humid weather The lines were just the right curves that the wood conformed with out using steam. Just followed the pictures and instructions on pg 8 of Installation of Battens ,letter B from plans. Those angles 21 and 7 degrees on Rib 8 I struggled with that also. I think that was the last rib I built and placed and for some reason I left most of it 21 degrees but can't remember for sure. I have a slight twist at the transom so the bottom, port,right side does not sit flat on the trailer. I did not catch this until to well after bottom glassed .If I build another one I would not hang from rib #5 very long but build a base,ladder-frame strong back, to make sure all was straight. Hind sight is great gift. Maybe this 2 angled rib might have been one of the few things to do with my twist ...I don't know. I'm still looking forward to seeing how it handles in the water and if need be will try and correct later. Hope this helps Steve

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