February 2012 Blog Posts (5)

Thanks for the reply Rick,

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…


Added by Doug Mikkelsen on February 29, 2012 at 7:31pm — 1 Comment

Introduction and questions

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…


Added by Doug Mikkelsen on February 27, 2012 at 9:04pm — 2 Comments

Salmon River

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?

Added by L.J. on February 22, 2012 at 1:14pm — 2 Comments

DB 7 Progress

The next boat is close to being finished.

I'll follow up with more photos when I flip it next week and start putting varnish on the rails and deck. Outer hull paint and bottom coating went on this week end. …


Added by Ross Duncan on February 12, 2012 at 4:48pm — 1 Comment

Driftboat trailer

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

Added by stephen ludwig on February 10, 2012 at 5:47pm — 3 Comments

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