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I'm looking into building a wooden drift boat. Anyone have any thoughts on a good place to buy plans for a build? Or should I even buy plans, maybe a good how to book out there? I'm just looking for any recommendations by anyone who has knowledge in boat building. Thanks! 

 

 

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Paging Black Cloud :)

I had grand plans of doing the same thing but nothing has come of it so far. Time and money never seem to go together at the same time, perhaps some day.

I picked up plans for a 16' Mckinzie drifter from Rivers Touch and the book Drift boat and River dories from Amazon. The plans are decent enough for a newbie like myself but probably easier to decipher for somebody with more woodworking experience. It does contain paper templates for many of the parts. The dvd video that comes with it helps a lot with visualizing how things go together. The book is more of a historical thing with additional insight to each of the Rivers Touch boats. The book is not really needed but nice to have for visuals and the historical side of it. Hey, I like books.

The Rivers Touch boat is a plywood over hull design (forgot the technical jargon) as apposed to the stitch and glue style of boat. I guess each has their benefits, at my old age I don't remember why I avoided the stitch and glue style. Both utilize fiberglass in their construction. Probably personal preference more than anything else.

The third style was a striped side. Very spendy to buy but beautiful.

Wooden boat people is a wonderful site that offers a LOT of information.

www.riverstouch.com/
www.woodenboatpeople.com/

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Nic, Glen-L Marine Designs has some great plans, it is where I got my first plans for a pram. Robert , I have to get back to fishing.

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