Richard Elder
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  • Victor, ID
  • United States
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I used to be a yachtbuilder in Washington and BC, but moved to Idaho several years ago. I don't seem to be able to stop building them, so I've built three or four custom drift boats, each one different to make it interesting!
Boats I own:
New semi-double ender 17' 6"

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FanTail Transom 17' 6" Custom Drift boat for sale

Well, looks like it is time!  The ocean sailing urge has returned, and I can't take it with me to the Caribbean!

I've built four bright finish drift boats over the years in Sapele and Meranti. This was finally to be a keeper for myself!  For this boat I wanted to do something different, with a nod to minimizing maintenance. So this one is a wood boat with glass and epoxy on both sides of a Ocume core. The chines are heavily built up of glass and Kevlar-- designed to break…


Posted on March 16, 2016 at 4:00pm

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