Originally Posted by MadisonBoats
I really would not endorse anyone doing it and I think it does not represent our sport in good conduct.
However; the Mackenzie Drift Boat-style is designed to address much more complicated environments than most tailwaters. That is one of the primary reasons I have designed my own boat. I wanted a boat that is more practical for the tailwaters. Also; I want it to do what I want to do when I want to do it...I want to maximize the fishing experience and minimize the effort/detraction.
Plus, these boats are pretty darn simple to design and build. It is the legal process that keeps most people out of the boat building market.
Hopefully, I can get my product out to people who have expressed interest. In the initial phase; I may have to build a few kit boats or hobby boats to use for R&D.
Sorry Rod...I did not mean to hijack your thread.
I think it is because most folks are too lazy or don't want to invest the free time in building their own boat.
I would if I had the ability, time, and know how. However, my craftsmanship would lead to swimming fisherman, lost gear, and new structure on the stream bed.