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Re: McKenzie River Drift Boat questions

Posted: Mon Feb 20, 2017 5:06 pm
by jacquesmm
I visited a well know builder of those boats during a vacation in North Carolina and understand the requirements of the program enough. Plus, I have a bunch of drawings from classic designs in that style that I can work from. The rivers and the fishing has not changed for centuries, I think we can trust well proven classic lines.
I put it on my list, close to the top.
There isn't much above it on the list: a re-engineering of the Atkins River Belle and some renderings of the GT23 with extended cabin.

Re: McKenzie River Drift Boat questions

Posted: Mon Feb 20, 2017 9:48 pm
by Fuzz
Sounds good Jacques. I will be surprised if they do not turn out to be very popular plans.

Re: McKenzie River Drift Boat questions

Posted: Tue Feb 21, 2017 2:11 am
by BrianC
There is a shop out here in Colorado (where I am right now) that builds them by welding HDPE. Given that, I would think that stitch and glue would work just fine. Here is a link https://boulderboatworks.com/pro-guide/

Re: McKenzie River Drift Boat questions

Posted: Tue Feb 21, 2017 11:45 am
by jacquesmm
I have doubts about the longevity of those HDPE boats.

Re: McKenzie River Drift Boat questions

Posted: Thu Feb 23, 2017 11:10 am
by tcason
The rope seats look interesting on the Boat works website

did search and seems pretty common in drift style boats

Re: McKenzie River Drift Boat questions

Posted: Fri Jun 09, 2017 5:54 pm
by BB Sig
Maybe Jacques vacation spot will bring this back to life! :lol:

Re: McKenzie River Drift Boat questions

Posted: Wed Jul 26, 2017 9:05 pm
by BB Sig
Any talk about working on this project? I figured your trip to Montana might have given you a push.