HELP! I have made a new pair of 8 ft. Oars and after finish maching them I added two coats of neat epoxy with 6 oz. glass on the edges of the blades (25" long section). This is the third pair of oars…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Phillip Westendorf Mar 16, 2017.
This subject has been around in recent posts, so I am adding this to help folks here better understand how the different construction methods compare.When I decided to build a drift boat back in…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike Thomas Aug 15, 2015.
Hey folks I just was reading another forum's posting on alternate sealants and coatings and it struck me that this may be another option for a Drift Boat Bottom Coating. There has been prior…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Don Hanson Jul 25, 2015.
Last year there was some discussion about having a Wooden Boat Outing somewhere in the East. I have had discussions with some folks here and on other forums about having one here in the Mid-West, possibly Michigan.
If the is anyone interested in participating or to help put one together please add you comments here. We'll see what interest there is and go from there. Don't be shy!
Posted on December 10, 2015 at 6:00pm — 4 Comments
I've never been a proponent of a motor on a drift boat, but.... After a few times down the local rivers here in Michigan I am thinking it might be better to drop in at a location and then fish the river either Upstream or downstream then motor back to the drop-in point (Increases time fishing vs. rowing). I end up fishing just a small portion of the rivers. The spotting fees here are reasonable, money isn't the primary issue, it's the time spent rowing Frog Water to the take out point is…Continue
Posted on November 13, 2015 at 5:48pm — 7 Comments
I just went through this exercise and thought it maybe helpful to others. My goal was to build a roller with as much material readily available and minimize high cost materials and specialty skills.
The drawing is a sketch I made recently to plan the roller, bearing mounting and mounting. My roller is 54" Long.
Posted on May 18, 2013 at 7:46pm — 2 Comments
I have been asked to share this information with one of the members of this site and am posting it here so others who may be interested in this can benefit.
I made this jig several years ago (2006) while building a cedar strip canoe. As I have begun to build my Drift Boat, I made changes to accomodate the different pieces the boat requires. Also I have updated the clamps. The drawing below has been updated to reflect the revisions. The pictures shown below is of the current…Continue
Posted on January 4, 2013 at 9:08am — 3 Comments