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NC for now.
About Me:
No wifie, no kids. Damn fine existence! Work some, play some.

Fumbling thru a S&G for now. Will haul it out west to crack it on a rock, then build a wooden one. Double ender?
Boats I own:
14' jon boat, custom Gheenoe, and a partly finished 53" 16' S&G.

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At 6:57am on April 18, 2009, Carlos Lopez Casanello said…
Hola JB, I live in Buenos Aires and if you come to Argentina next jan, we can fish some rivers together. Junin is beatifull and the rivers around are amazing.
I hope to have for the next sommer my ended drift boat and we can use it.
At 11:54am on March 29, 2009, Georgia Drifter said…

Yes...my boat has the 48 inch bottom. I use a 6hp long shaft motor. It moves the boat along fine for my needs. It will not get on plane though. Just enough to go upriver in a slow moving river....or across a big lake. The transom was not modified....I do take the motor off while trailering the boat....too much stress in my opinion.....especially on bumpy roads.

Thanks for the comments...Steve

Do you have the 16 footer with the 48" inch bottom?
What hp motor do you have? Long Shaft?
How does it go under power?
Did you modify the transom for the motor?
NIce looking boat. I know you enjoy it. jb
At 8:00pm on March 24, 2009, Rick Newman said…
It seems like it should work just fine. Maybe I'll do that on my boat too. I don't know how to make it a push button option though unless you connected some sort of a release that would allow a bottom piece to move back and forth and then some sort of detent and spring would connect and stop it in place. It is fun to think about all the little tricks you could do. Most of which aren't really needed but fun to consider and plan out.

Rick Newman
At 7:15pm on March 24, 2009, Dave Z said…

The DE is double ender. DET is double ender with transom.

Yeah, I'm not correct- My current build is a DET, 16x48.... my last build was a 14' "Trapper" (Kind of like a Rapid Robert) and the first was a DET.

I lust after a true double ender.... ah, someday.....Roger Fletchers book, if you don;t have it, you need it.... has all of these boats in it. The 16' and 13' DE are sweet rides. They look like waves themselves.
At 10:45am on March 24, 2009, Robert Hawkins said…
yeah, my boat is far from perfect, I actually like it that way, it looks even more homegrown. I want to build another boat but the funds are not there. I am just glad to have this one. I have never been up and fished the flathead river. I used to fish the lake for Macinaw as a youngster. We have so much water near Bozo that its hard to drive 5 hours. I do want to get up and fish the Kootenai near Libby though.
At 8:36am on March 24, 2009, Robert Hawkins said…
Thanks!! I just put her on the water a few days ago for the first time. She floats amazing. Its really cool to see the finished (almost) product on the water. It seems almost unreal that I have my own drift boat now and I built it from scratch for under $2000 bucks. Now i just need a trailer. Good luck with your MBB boat, they are beautiful, I have a few friends who own them.
At 6:57am on January 16, 2009, Greg Hatten said…
I had a crazy gig in Charlotte for a year - worked in the sport of NASCAR (I'm sure you've heard of it!!) Man, those people love that sport in the Carolina's... had an office right across from the Speedway. There are some great rivers out here & the fishing is as good as the white water!! Good luck on the boat.
At 7:49pm on January 15, 2009, Greg Hatten said…
Welcome to the site... does that nc stand for North Carolina or No Comment... I spent some time in Charlotte... nice place but no Steelhead.

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