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Been fishing Western rivers all my life. have owned several drift boats, but finally decided to build on to my specs.

-- Flyfisher "When we remember we are all mad, the mysteries disappear and life stands explained." -Mark Twain

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#1 posted 02-06-2018 05:04 PM

Very nice!

-- Red pencil, red marker, marking knife... doesn't mater, the wood will end up the same color.

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#2 posted 02-06-2018 05:08 PM

Nice boat.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#3 posted 02-06-2018 05:29 PM

Nice! Welcome to LumberJocks. Did you start with plans? If so, where did you get them? I’ve lived in the Seattle area for several years now and I see drift boats everywhere.

-- You can't control the wind, but you can trim your sails

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#4 posted 02-06-2018 06:10 PM

Nice drift boat. Where’s the fly rods? I’m curious what river you are on? My dad lives in WY and does a lot of fly fishing all over the state and MT.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#5 posted 02-06-2018 07:03 PM

Very nice to see a wooden boat in Wyoming

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#6 posted 02-07-2018 12:09 AM

How very satisfying! Congratulations.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#7 posted 02-07-2018 12:19 AM

Awesome Boat and company

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#8 posted 02-07-2018 02:26 AM

Great job! Very nice.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#9 posted 02-07-2018 06:49 AM

That’s a beauty for sure.

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#10 posted 02-07-2018 01:40 PM

Looks great, have fun!

-- Chris K

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#11 posted 02-07-2018 02:24 PM

beautiful boat …GREAT JOB :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN :<))

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#12 posted 02-07-2018 08:22 PM

Very Nice !!
And all the kids have PFD’s, what a good example you lead. :-)

-- Groveland, CA.

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#13 posted 02-07-2018 08:38 PM

I purchased plans from Montana boat builders years ago. When i finally got around to building this i did modify them extensively… i increased the rocker, eliminated a lot of the plans cabinetry and modified the anchor system. the boat ended up weighing less than my old Hyde and is much more fun. this was made from Okuma marine ply and steamed white oak, and mahogany. the finish is Epifanes marine varnish over the fiberglass. This pic was taken on the Green River in Wyoming. These are 6 of my Seven daughters and one granddaughter.

-- Flyfisher "When we remember we are all mad, the mysteries disappear and life stands explained." -Mark Twain

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#14 posted 02-09-2018 12:02 AM

Awesome, the only problem I can see is that you haven’t posted enough pictures of it.
More pictures please, Id love to see inside the hull and also pics of the construction process.
Great Boat.

-- There is no hope for any of us if we keep apologizing for telling the truth.

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#15 posted 02-10-2018 12:31 AM

That’s a great looking drift boat—I’m sure you and your family will get a lot of enjoyment from it!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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