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DIY drift boat and dory buildingDIY boat building happens here using any combination of plywood fiberglass and aluminum.
Honky Dory -- Grand Canyon
Ten year old Dayak at Joe-hutch--May 2018
Styrofoam skillsWill 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.
Two days laterI'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.
Deck DonutThe 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.
Bill fishThat'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. Older