Your questions are right in line with the questions I was having in my mind.
On the Woodie Hindeman boat I did I actually deviated from the instructions in the book - used a timber strong back and took some of the rocker out of the little 14' boat in RF book. I thought the of developing the design of new boat with temp. frames let into strong back, also temp attach stems to strong back. This would serve as my form for clamping steamed chines and gunnels. The side pannels would be…Continue
Hi to all members, I am new to Wooden Boat People experience-although I have enjoyed reading many of your comments over the years. Using the Roger Fletcher book as a guide with kind help for Randy and Sandy, I enjoyed building my first drift boat (14' Woody Hindeman Double Ender) three years ago. The boat is very fun to use, but I really like building as much as paddling. Four strip canoes later the disease of building boats is taking hold much as it has other family members. If you read…Continue
I am thinking about taking my wood drift boat on the Salmon River in Idaho to do some steelhead fishing. Has anyone floated from Lucille to Twin bridges? If so what is that stretch of the river like? is there anything to really worry about such as rapids or rock gardens?
The next boat is close to being finished.Continue
Finishing a 16 footer with 52" wide bottom. Thinking of buying a 5X8 Utility trailer (Northern Tool) and modifying. Anybody do this and if so any tips or pics? I am in Lancaster, PA and driftboat trailer are seen here about as often as we see a wild panda.
Thanks for any help