March 2016 Blog Posts (5)

18" Self bailer project almost complete!

This is my !8 almost ready for Cataract, Westwater and the Main.  Built the floor up 12" for self bailing over the winter and ready for Epoxy finish. …

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Added by Mike Morris on March 24, 2016 at 8:15pm — No Comments

Hatches

Some thoughts on hatch design can be found …

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Added by Mark Stuberr on March 20, 2016 at 2:01pm — No Comments

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…

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Added by Richard Elder on March 16, 2016 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Ta Dah !!!! Custom 18 x 54 Framed & Decked Dory Came to Life

OCTOBER 2009 : One cannot have too many boats. My current boat, a 1995 Don Hill 16 x 48 with two watertight compartments is a great boat. It has served me well while guiding, training students as well as running private trips.



Now it is time to build a bigger one. One that can take more gear, beer and what not. I have been thinking about this boat for about 3 years. The hows, how bigs, whys, hull shapes and such.



I decided to take a Don Hill 18 x 54 plan…

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Added by Robb Grubb on March 7, 2016 at 10:27pm — 14 Comments

Greg Tatman 17" drift boat for sale

I am a 71 y/o flyfisherman from the SF Bay area.  I built one of Greg's kits (great guy) a number of years ago.  I used the meranti  ply. Encapsulated it as he instructed with two coats of epoxy and 6 coats of varnish.  I wasn't happy with the original foredeck (lines kept slipping down thru the open corners, so I built a deck which completely covers the bow.  I also laminated an arched white oak thwart to support aft knee braces.  The "furniture" and floorboards are spruce, making a nice…

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Added by James Pletcher on March 6, 2016 at 4:45am — 3 Comments

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