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Interlux Brightside Dark Blue

Started Aug 9, 2017

Camping for the festival
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Started this discussion. Last reply by craig curtis Apr 19, 2017.

Working on something cool
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Randy Oct 14, 2016.


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Mike Baker replied to Randy Dersham's discussion New URL and getting back on track
"Thanx Randy and I think I speak for everyone that we really appreciate having this site."
Jan 13
Mike Baker replied to Dusty's discussion First build
"That should be fine. What David said about the blue tape really helps. I use some really thin metal instead of the Melamine."
Jan 3
Mike Baker replied to Dusty's discussion First build
"50 is fine, I use 36. Light pressure when you are getting close. Don't sweat the 2.83465, 3" is fine. Happy New Boat Year!"
Dec 31, 2017
Mike Baker replied to Dusty's discussion First build
"Depends on what people want. If you do it clear you will definitely want to put some thin glass on first on the inside to prevent checking. I really like the look of grey paint on the floor. Bilge paint works well. I oiled one of my boat floors…"
Dec 29, 2017
Mike Baker replied to Bennett Yarbrough's discussion Barkley Sound Oars
"Awesome! Great oars for the price. "
Dec 29, 2017
Mike Baker replied to Dusty's discussion First build
"Hey Dusty, Steele boats have P.O.C.Gunnels. Steve told me they mostly used it for weight savings. It is very soft which on the Steele boats is also needed because they used small Gunnel bolts and tightened the nuts well into the inner Gunnel for…"
Dec 29, 2017
Mike Baker replied to Bennett Yarbrough's discussion Baker 17x54 build
"yep, I can get you all that hardware. mike@bakerwooddriftboats.com"
Nov 25, 2017
Mike Baker replied to Bennett Yarbrough's discussion Baker 17x54 build
"Welcome Bennett, lets see a pic of that beautiful regal foot pedal."
Nov 22, 2017

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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 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
At 9:46am on October 8, 2009, Gregory Tatman said…
My pleasure. Take care and go fishing.


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