What you get for $30 dollars is a password
There are a lot of public free-for-all pages here at Montana Riverboats. What is for sale is a password granting access to blocks of HTML pages, diagrams, images and step-by-step instructions for building three different boats--five boats actually, because two of the boats (Beavertail and Honky Dory) are documented in two different sizes.
The only pages that do prompt for a password have the characters
in the text of the link.
I used to sell real paper blueprints paried with a ring-bound manual. Others still do that, for prices ranging from $150 dollars and up, for only one boat at a time..
From Montana Riverboats you get a password
for $30 dollars, granting online acccess to three different boats coming as five individual plan sets--if you count the 15' and 17' foot size options available for both the Beavertail and the Honky Dory. There is even a fourth not-yet completed plan set (the Dayak) thrown in for free. Buy a password. Look things over.
The forum is a separate password. You have to create your own forum password by navigating to the forum and clicking the "Login or Register" button. The following is an example of a link that does prompt for a $30 dollar password:
Ask for a refund if you have buyer's remorse. I'm easy.
I don't need a reason. Just a request. Good luck. Sandy.
7" inches long, built on a length of spawn sack and a snelled hook. Tungsten beads on the leader can add weight.
This is essentially a Game Changer tied around spawn sack netting and a snelled hook--instead of stainless steel wire. Carefully, sparsely-placed micro dabs of fabric cement in a few strategic places make it all work--or stay together.
This a top ten GOAT killer, high and low on the watershed.
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.
Two days later
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.
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.
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.