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

Interlux Brightside Dark Blue

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


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Mike Baker replied to Shawn Baker's discussion Fir vs Meranti dory floor
"Yet another trick to bending the bottom is to attach it at the bow with the rear supported in the air with ropes or something. Then you have 16 or so feet of bottom to use as weight as you lower it down."
Nov 8
Mike Baker replied to Bennett Yarbrough's discussion 12 x 48 build?
"Well then go for it! Little boats are a gas to build (and way easier to get down the stairs!)"
Jun 1
Mike Baker replied to JC Smith's discussion Routing anchor line
"JC, If you need help getting a system I can get you one. Mike"
May 30
Mike Baker replied to Bennett Yarbrough's discussion 12 x 48 build?
"Ha! You officially have the bug, first boats not done and already planning #2. My .02, 12X48 is a very small impractical drift boat. by the time you bend into shape you have very little of the bottom that is even close to 48" wide. You would be…"
May 30
Mike Baker replied to Andy Pruitt Heisler's discussion Strongback and instructions
"Thanx Gregg!"
May 21
David Jensen replied to Mike Baker's discussion Boat Festival Camping
"Friday's weather update from the McKenzie.  High today of 52, low tonight of 43.  Intermittent showers today and tomorrow."
Apr 27
Rick Newman replied to Mike Baker's discussion Boat Festival Camping
"Looks like I too will camp there tonight. I have never refinished the inside of a drift boat. Once again I have learned another lesson. It takes more than five partial days to do so. I will bring my floatable boat prtially restored and share what it…"
Apr 27
Mike Baker replied to Mike Baker's discussion Boat Festival Camping
"Looks like we will be camping at Blue River Reservoir. I will likely wet a line there. Mike"
Apr 24

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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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