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    I noticed in a thread that someone had built a drift boat from a kit.
    Does anyone know who to contact about ordering a kit to buiild one?

    Paul

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    Sure EARTHWORX always interested in improvements. shoot me an email if you want , Barry


    bmurphy055@gmail.com
    If it swims throw a fly at it!

    Barry Murphy
    828-400-3335 (Cell)

    www.projecthealingwaters.org
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  3. #13

    Default Boat Pojects....

    Outside of lightly sanding and revarnishing the gunnels and front casting deck on my drifter.


    What I want to do...

    I have a little 10' Livingston Dinghy. It is a little twin V hull fiberglass boat. This one was used on a 40+' cruiser as a tender.

    What I am wanting to do is add a supported aluminum casting deck to the front, with a knee brace that can be lowed when not in use, but raised and locked into position when in use. An 8-10 hp motor on the back and a foot controlled trolling motor to the front.

    I plan is to install two swivel seats, put down some sort of foot grip on the walkway and casting deck and mount running lights so I don't get ticketed when fishing at night.

    This boat will never be a main channel boat, but something I can use for cove hopping and fishing small private lakes and large ponds.

    I have some drawings I have generated using CAD and some roughly dimensioned mark-ups. So I have a start. I just need to put the plan into action.

    Petey
    Last edited by Petey; 11-18-2009 at 10:36 PM.
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    Principal, it depends on what type of boat your wanting to build. Most kits are to make a wooden driftboat. You can google it and a few makers will come up immediately.

    I work with a guy that build his own drifter. It is sharp, he has had it for several years and just recently remodeled the interior and put a new HDPE bottom on it.

    Boulder Boat does make a kit that allows you to assemble one of their HDPE boats with trim.

    Don't know of any aluminum or fiberglass kit makers.
    You can't depend on your judgement when your imagination is out of focus. - Mark Twain

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    Thanks Petey I will do a google search. I will also check on Boulder Boat.

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