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Old 07-07-17, 07:14 PM   #1
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Default Building drift boat

I've been wanting a small boat that i could haul in the back of my truck ,no trailer
To mess with,and light enough for me to handle by my self . I've had the plans for paul butlers mini-mac for a long time so i finally got started building it.
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Old 07-07-17, 07:20 PM   #2
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That's pretty neat! Baby McKenzie! I'm jealous of your dry storage


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Old 07-07-17, 07:24 PM   #3
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Default Drift boat build

Should be ready for s gloat test in a week or so.



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Old 07-07-17, 08:14 PM   #4
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That is a really beautiful little boat!
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Old 07-07-17, 08:33 PM   #5
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swamp, that's a good looking boat. What's the length, width, and weight? Are you planning to haul it in a regular pickup truck bed?
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Old 07-08-17, 12:33 AM   #6
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Nice job, Swamp. I was all set to build the Clark Fork Drifter before I found my current project. That'll be a handy boat.
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Old 07-08-17, 08:02 AM   #7
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Hey dave, the boat is about 12 feet long,bottom width at widest point is about 43 in.,
Widest point across gunwales is 54 in or so. finished weight is supposed to be
around 90 lbs.
I've got a long bed pickup so with the tailgate down the overhang should only be a couple ft.
This is my first attempt at building a boat so
thanks for the kind remarks.

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Old 07-08-17, 01:56 PM   #8
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Hey dave, the boat is about 12 feet long,bottom width at widest point is about 43 in.,
Widest point across gunwales is 54 in or so. finished weight is supposed to be
around 90 lbs.
I've got a long bed pickup so with the tailgate down the overhang should only be a couple ft.
This is my first attempt at building a boat so
thanks for the kind remarks.


Swamp what length oars do they recommend?


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Old 07-08-17, 02:32 PM   #9
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Hey troutbum, designer recommend 7 1/2 foot oars.
i guess thats what I'll try. I've been a boat person all my life,powerboats and canoes
but I've never been in a drift boat,so i don't know what I'm doing
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Hey troutbum, designer recommend 7 1/2 foot oars.

i guess thats what I'll try. I've been a boat person all my life,powerboats and canoes

but I've never been in a drift boat,so i don't know what I'm doing


Nice if you're planning on buying some check the Barkley sound ones out on fisheries supply. Or sawyer utilities. I'm with ya on not knowing



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