DIY stitch and glue Drift Boat Building -- Online Drift Boat Plans

DIY drift boat and dory building

DIY boat building happens here using any combination of plywood fiberglass and aluminum.
Honky Dory -- Grand Canyon
Honky Dory in the Grand Canyon
Desolation Canyon May 2018

Ten year old Dayak at Joe-hutch--May 2018

Dayak
Desolation Canyon May 2018

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2021-11-13-0726

Styrofoam skills

Will I live long enough to build everything? I doubt it. But still. I might be able to work the wider, trolling-motorized SUP board in.

This is a guy making a surf board but the skills and the tools would be much the same.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rYYuDt8Z2cY

styrofoam skills

2021-09-19-1606

Two days later

up-up-deck-donut.jpg I'll probably have to carve into at least one of those bulkheads when making room for passenger's feet. I'll keep those foot wells a good 12" inches off the floor, so they'll be easier to drain.

2021-09-13-1025

Deck Donut

up-up-ddonut.jpg The deck donut--now bottom side up, getting a bit of fiberglass reinforcement. The rest of the deck will hinge up and down onto this perimeter, over the seat wells and over a 2" inch thick foam gasket.

2021-09-09-0518

Bill fish

That's my buddy Bill yesterday, catching a small cutthroat on a home made bamboo fly rod. Bill gets $2500 each for his rods and his orders are a year out right now. This one's 5wt. Damn nice rod. It almost casts itself, and you can reach out to 60' feet if you want. No problem. up-billfish.jpg Older
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