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 Post subject: drift boat plans anyone????
PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2005 1:39 pm 
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Does anyone know of a good set of drift boat plans out there? There are a few plans around the internet. I was just wondering what you easterners thought about the plans and the boats in general??

For those who may not be familiar these types of boat a really popular out here in the west for fishing from on rivers like the Colorado, the Green and San Juan. They a big and stable, can handle pretty tough rapids and are very manouverable. Check out http://home.comcast.net/~ricksco/driftb ... ctures.htm for a really nice boat that was hand built in Colorado.

Any thoughs anyone????


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2005 6:26 pm 
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I can't remember where I saw some. They're basically a rowing dory/fat pirogue.

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I don't know about Easterners, but I've helped two friends here in Washington build drift boats from plans available at Glen-L. They were traditional plywood-on-frame construction, with a fiberglass wear layer on the bottom. They went together without too much problem and work well. I don't know if anyone has put together true S&G plans for a driftboat yet.

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Holy Smoke Rick,

What a beautifully finished boat. Waaay too nice to be dragging fish into.

How nice would someting like that be fitted with an old fashioned single cylinder - low teck inboard motor. We used to call that type of boat a put-put and they were used by commercial net fishermen all over our east coast right up until the outboards became so popular.

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Mick

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