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Posted by swamp
7/2/2017 8:37 PM
Tring to post pic of a drift boat I've been building this summer.

Edited by swamp 7/2/2017 8:42 PM




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Posted by HunterDuck25
7/3/2017 5:46 AM
That is awesome! How much longer before the test float?
Posted by swamp
7/3/2017 6:43 AM
Probably three or four weeks.
My wife suggested that i stay close to shore in shallow water.
Posted by elwestb
7/3/2017 9:00 AM
That is really cool Lee!
Posted by toyota4x4h
7/3/2017 9:34 AM
They were pulling a good bit last night on the main river we drifted some flats
Posted by swamp
7/3/2017 6:31 PM
Thanks earl,
It's been a learning experience.
Posted by Maude
7/4/2017 8:30 PM
Looks great!
Posted by Troutbum
7/7/2017 12:10 PM
Awesome! Nothing cooler than to see a wood drifter easing down a river. Love the lines on those boats.

You gonna need a trailer for that bad boy? I know a guy that may be looking to sell a trailer he had for one of his drifters.
Posted by swamp
7/7/2017 2:52 PM
Thanks troutbum but no trailer needed.

Posted by DinkDink
7/7/2017 5:26 PM
That's a cool project
Posted by Hiwassee Angler
7/8/2017 9:59 AM
That. Is. BEAUTIFUL..
Posted by Fhixon
7/8/2017 10:18 AM
That is really cool
Posted by jwkiker79
7/11/2017 7:28 AM
That is really awesome!
Posted by flycaster
7/12/2017 9:05 PM
Nice looking boat Swamp. I helped a fishing buddy of mine build a wooden skiff from Montana Boat Builders some years back. A year after we finished it, I found one just like it, already built. I did build some wooden seats for it though. A little more time to maintain them, but they look good on the water. We have pulled them everywhere to float.
Posted by fischnrod
7/14/2017 11:19 AM
GREAT LOOKING BOAT !!!
HOW MUCH WILL IT WEIGH WHEN IT'S FINISHED?
Posted by swamp
7/14/2017 3:20 PM
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Got the sides glassed and one layer of the outside gunnels loosely clamped
Going to let them stay there a day or two to get used to their nee shape


Thanks for all the kind words,it's a confidence booster for a rookie boat builder
Boat weight around 90lbs.

Edited by swamp 7/14/2017 3:27 PM
Posted by nate2800
7/14/2017 7:44 PM
Wow awesome build sir!!
Posted by bwoemerger
8/29/2017 11:32 PM
Awesome! Hope it turned out well
Posted by Backwaterjigs
8/30/2017 5:40 AM
That's neat i was just telling a young man the other day that you see people all the time restoring old cars and trucks but hardly ever see old boats restored most our just pulled off in the woods to rotten glad to see someone that has taken the time and effort to put into a project like that looks really nice and when you enjoy that on the water bet you will remember every hour that you put into it nice that's what we all need to be doing building memories and things like this that we can pass on for future generations
Posted by Tenncrapie
8/30/2017 6:09 AM
Beautiful!!!!
Posted by bwoemerger
1/8/2018 12:27 PM
Any updates?
Posted by G-3
6/7/2019 6:53 AM
Outstanding!
Posted by swamp
6/8/2019 8:00 AM
Thanks G3., The boat fishes really nice. very stable.






It's s lot of fun and I'm really enjoying the quiet and no Hassel fishing.
No motor,no battery,no trailer ,no registration.
Just slide it the back of my pick up and go.

Edited by swamp 6/8/2019 8:12 AM
Posted by puddle jumper
6/10/2019 7:37 AM
Very nice..
I want to try to do a build down the road when I have more time on my hands..
PJ
Posted by swamp
6/10/2019 2:11 PM
Do it puddle jumper.
Don't worry time or schedule, just work on when you can.
You'll end up with a boat
Posted by ByrdDawg
6/10/2019 4:35 PM
That is a true one of a kind. Great job with the finish.
Posted by puddle jumper
6/12/2019 11:23 AM
I really want to . I've already read up on how to do it, have plans picked out , just need to pull the trigger..
I want to build a little micro skiff, there is a ton of really skinny water around my place in Florida, I need a little boat to be able to get at it..

PJ



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Posted by Buoy-Master
6/12/2019 1:33 PM
I just finished up a drift boat trailer for Blue Ridge Boat Works. I'll post up a photo if any one is interested.
Posted by swamp
6/12/2019 3:19 PM
Thats a good looking boat.I bet it would scoot along
pretty good with a 20hp motor.
Do it puddle jumper.
It's fun,educational, and you end up with a nice boat.
I'm looking at plans for my next one.
I can't decide on a power boat or sailboat.
I might go with a lumberyard skiff.
driving directions nearest gas station
Posted by swamp
6/12/2019 3:23 PM
Hey buoy master,
I dont need a trailer but i might in the future.
If it comes up with any of the people i know ill send them your way

Edited by swamp 6/12/2019 3:24 PM
Posted by Buoy-Master
6/12/2019 4:13 PM

swamp - 6/12/2019 3:23 PM Hey buoy master, I dont need a trailer but i might in the future. If it comes up with any of the people i know ill send them your way

 I'll gather up some links and a few photos. 

Posted by puddle jumper
6/13/2019 7:00 AM
Swamp.
I don't know if you have seen this guy series or not but its great info, old guys a genius as far as I'm concerned ,,lol
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C22Crc7XHoI
JP
Posted by swamp
6/13/2019 6:32 PM
Oh yeah,lve seem some of his videos,
He's a master shipsmith.
Old school with tons of experience.
He makes those compound cuts and fitting them perfectly look easy.It's not.
I took the easy path and built mine stich and glue.easy to hide mistakes
Posted by swamp
6/13/2019 6:33 PM
Hey byrdDawg thanks for the kind words
Spread the word

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