Last year there was some discussion about having a Wooden Boat Outing somewhere in the East. I have had discussions with some folks here and on other forums about having one here in the Mid-West, possibly Michigan.
If the is anyone interested in participating or to help put one together please add you comments here. We'll see what interest there is and go from there. Don't be shy!
I've never been a proponent of a motor on a drift boat, but.... After a few times down the local rivers here in Michigan I am thinking it might be better to drop in at a location and then fish the river either Upstream or downstream then motor back to the drop-in point (Increases time fishing vs. rowing). I end up fishing just a small portion of the rivers. The spotting fees here are reasonable, money isn't the primary issue, it's the time spent rowing Frog Water to the take out point is…Continue
I just went through this exercise and thought it maybe helpful to others. My goal was to build a roller with as much material readily available and minimize high cost materials and specialty skills.
The drawing is a sketch I made recently to plan the roller, bearing mounting and mounting. My roller is 54" Long.
I have been asked to share this information with one of the members of this site and am posting it here so others who may be interested in this can benefit.
I made this jig several years ago (2006) while building a cedar strip canoe. As I have begun to build my Drift Boat, I made changes to accomodate the different pieces the boat requires. Also I have updated the clamps. The drawing below has been updated to reflect the revisions. The pictures shown below is of the current…Continue
I'd like to invite all previous builders on this site to post a picture of their boat's rear anchor support, method of routing the line and clinching device.