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Old 11-01-2009, 03:04 PM
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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?

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Old 11-01-2009, 03:19 PM
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Sure EARTHWORX always interested in improvements. shoot me an email if you want , Barry


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Old 11-11-2009, 05:02 PM
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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.

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Old 11-11-2009, 05:19 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.
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Old 11-17-2009, 10:58 PM
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Thanks Petey I will do a google search. I will also check on Boulder Boat.
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