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

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2021-07-12-1953

Cardboard deck rim

white water dory deck The cardboard might not be strong enough.
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I might have to replace it with plywood and fiberglass. We'll see. This (the cardboard pattern) is the outer rim of a two or maybe three part deck. The inner deck section(s) will bolt down onto the perimeter rim over a 1" inch thick foam gasket, so wave crashing can't swamp the boat and sink it.
The whole inner section(s) will hinge up and down (in one or maybe two parts) so you can store coolers and camping gear below, without having to fight with a rabbit warren of hatch covers that are never big enough. Most of the visible cross braces shown here are only temporary. Progress happens. Slowly.

2021-07-09-2031

Whale Rider:

A vid from last week

2021-06-10-0707

Aluminum is--hotrod plywood

diy aluminum drift boat Kirk built this boat with the MRBoats Honky Dory plans--subsituting aluminum sheeting for plywood. Cool stuff. I need to buy a welder. Kirk used a mig welder.

2021-05-10-1403

Big Bugs -- are almost here

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Desolation Canyon May 2018