15 Ft Power-Drifter Fishing Boat, "Tiger Lily" #1: The plans are in!

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Blog entry by Tomato posted 01-15-2016 08:42 PM 2938 reads 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Hi everyone!

I am an avid steelhead fisherman in Southeast Michigan. The rivers down here are a little difficult to drift a float like I would prefer. It’s hard to get into a good hole due to lots of overgrowth on the banks and the majority of the river being private property. My solution is the Power-Drifter from Glen-L. It will allow me to slow my travel down the river, hotshot, fly fish, or drift with a spinning combo or centerpin. I will also get some good use out of her salmon fishing in the fall up north and on the west side of the state.

I am excited to get started on this project and particularly so, today, because the plans just came in. As soon as I can get out of my day job I’m zooming home and will begin studying them. I will update this blog as often and thoroughly as I can. I hope to share mistakes I’m going to make to help everyone else when y’all try your own boat building venture.

I am always open to advice and am by no means anything but an amateur woodworker so feel free to help!

I want to be done by this fall… Wish me luck!


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#1 posted 01-15-2016 10:19 PM

I’ll be following. Looking forward to it. Good luck!

-- Jeff in central Me.

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#2 posted 01-16-2016 01:46 AM

Good Luck!!

I Love to watch boats going together. I built a boat last year and bloged it here. Great bunch of people here on this site. You can get lots of support and help. I built a Spira International Design. A little simpler to build than the Glen-L

I’ll be following with anticipation!!

-- John, Suffolk Virgina

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#3 posted 01-16-2016 07:19 AM


Boat-building-blessings to you! We’ll be watching.


-- “Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” Benjamin Franklin -- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#4 posted 01-16-2016 04:02 PM

Looking forward to following your build as well!
I heavily considered the same build at one point, but put my boat building thoughts on hold.
I’m in your general area, and favor hand lining walleye on the St Clair River.

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#5 posted 01-18-2016 03:31 PM


Thank you!


I’ll be checking out your build today after I post an update!


Thank you!


I guess we’ll see if this will be the right boat for you, too. I would think for hand lining one of the smaller Carolina dorys, or some of the other ones, might be a better choice. Just my thoughts. They go pretty well on very little hp and they’re so spacey for the size. I can envision a canopy for a shaded day hand-lining with some cold sudz. Sounds nice!

Thank you everyone for watching and your encouragement.


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