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Drift boat pics
« on: May 14, 2015, 06:54:44 PM »



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« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2020, 08:23:53 PM »
Did you build the drift boat.  I have been looking into building one when the GA is done.    There are lots of drifters here.   It would be exciting to build and sell a few if theres any money in it

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« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2020, 06:39:12 AM »

Nice!  I build a Don Hill 16' Standard back in the '90s ... sorry I don't have better pix.  I used Sapele ply...



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« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2020, 03:23:11 PM »
Those sure are pretty!  My thoughts were to appeal to first time buyers.  Stitch and glue.  Leave outside style.  Paint, little to no brightwork.  That a project I can build on speculation. That i could afford to eat so to say.

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« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2020, 03:54:44 PM »

You can build a driftboat pretty cheaply and trailers can be had for only about $700.  It's a great way to get a boat ... not a fast boat, but CAN take a small outboard up to about 6hp.  Oh, if someone wants an outboard like that, I've got a low-hours but older one with a long shaft for driftboats that I'd like to sell... :D
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Re: Drift boat pics
« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2020, 07:22:26 AM »
There a fun build. Gos quick fairly low cost.. A good first boat to build. Great for white water lakes.

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« Reply #6 on: November 20, 2020, 01:30:05 PM »
If only we knew someone that has some kick ass boat design and plans selling skills🤔

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« Reply #7 on: November 20, 2020, 05:34:37 PM »
If only we knew someone that has some kick ass boat design and plans selling skills🤔

A drift boat is on my list if I ever get time ...

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« Reply #8 on: November 24, 2020, 07:51:55 PM »
Have you had any sales from your camp skiff design?   I suspect this is more of a go big or go home page.  It sure looked like a fun project.  Im already wondering what Im going to do if I ever finish my GA

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« Reply #9 on: November 25, 2020, 08:38:56 AM »
Have you had any sales from your camp skiff design?   I suspect this is more of a go big or go home page.  It sure looked like a fun project.  Im already wondering what Im going to do if I ever finish my GA

I gave away several sets of plans for the Camp Boat 13, but it never caught on.  I need to lighten it up and make an adjustment to the stern seating to make it a better design ...

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Re: Drift boat pics
« Reply #10 on: December 03, 2020, 06:02:20 AM »
There a fun build. Gos quick fairly low cost.. A good first boat to build. Great for white water lakes.
My first boat build was a 16 foot Don Hill Mckenzie River drift boat. I think plans are still available
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« Reply #11 on: March 18, 2021, 06:24:58 PM »
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                  I have bought the Don Hill 14 ft plans and was wondering what you would do different in a drift you would design

i'm hoping to build this summer/fall

thanks Darrell

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« Reply #12 on: March 19, 2021, 06:13:43 AM »
Brian
                  I have bought the Don Hill 14 ft plans and was wondering what you would do different in a drift you would design

i'm hoping to build this summer/fall

thanks Darrell

I think (O'Brien) there's only one stitch-n-tape set of drift boat plans out there?  People need more choices!  But it's been several years since I've searched for driftboat designs, so maybe there are more out there now.  Mostly, I just like them and building the prototype would be fun ... then sell plans to it. :)

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