Drift Boat Build Nearing Completion

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Drift Boat Build Nearing Completion

Post by Roger9 » Mon Feb 09, 2015 7:48 pm

Hey fellow boat builders, Im posting today to show my 16' drift boat project to date. I am nearing completion and wanted to share this project before it launches. So starting from the beginning here are some pictures for you all to enjoy...

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Re: Drift Boat Build Nearing Completion

Post by Roger9 » Mon Feb 09, 2015 7:50 pm

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The wood and plans arrive time to throw some sawdust and get this baby started..

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Re: Drift Boat Build Nearing Completion

Post by Roger9 » Mon Feb 09, 2015 7:54 pm

Forms are made and floorboards milled... From here on out... the project gets challenging for me.
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Re: Drift Boat Build Nearing Completion

Post by Roger9 » Mon Feb 09, 2015 8:07 pm

Bending the chines was a bit stressful but successful.
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Re: Drift Boat Build Nearing Completion

Post by Roger9 » Mon Feb 09, 2015 8:10 pm

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Re: Drift Boat Build Nearing Completion

Post by Roger9 » Mon Feb 09, 2015 8:16 pm

Sheers were a pain in the but I finally did it correctly. I cracked the scarf 3 times before doing it correctly and then cracked the actual lumber twice before steam bending and attaching it correctly.
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Re: Drift Boat Build Nearing Completion

Post by Roger9 » Mon Feb 09, 2015 8:24 pm

Planking finally goes on!!
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Re: Drift Boat Build Nearing Completion

Post by Roger9 » Mon Feb 09, 2015 8:31 pm

Starting the epoxy.
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Re: Drift Boat Build Nearing Completion

Post by Roger9 » Mon Feb 09, 2015 9:12 pm

Add the fiberglass.
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Re: Drift Boat Build Nearing Completion

Post by Roger9 » Mon Feb 09, 2015 9:15 pm

Interlux primer and paint.
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Re: Drift Boat Build Nearing Completion

Post by Roger9 » Mon Feb 09, 2015 9:29 pm

Flipping the boat terrified me but with a couple buddies promised beer for the Broncos game, we got it done successfully. One small day for boat building, one giant leap for me, and a terrible loss to the Indianapolis Colt's.
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Re: Drift Boat Build Nearing Completion

Post by Roger9 » Mon Feb 09, 2015 9:37 pm

She needs a couple more seats that I'm hoping to do later this week. Then some oar locks, anchor system, some interior epoxy and it will be complete. Looking forward to floating it; hope you all enjoyed the photos thus far, Ill keep posting as it gets closer to launch day.
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Re: Drift Boat Build Nearing Completion

Post by JIMMYB » Thu Feb 12, 2015 8:55 am

Very nice.Dont think I have that much talent.Jim

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Re: Drift Boat Build Nearing Completion

Post by Gayle Brantuk » Thu Feb 12, 2015 12:01 pm

Roger9,

Your photo journal is awesome! Thanks so much for sharing this with us and for keeping us posted. You're doing a beautiful job--keep up the good work. I love the happy photos of you too--that's great!

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Re: Drift Boat Build Nearing Completion

Post by Soloboat » Thu Feb 12, 2015 5:05 pm

Like those rod holders looking super. I would like to some day catch a bonefish and snook and tarpon and :) you get my drift you'll be set soon.
) Champagne dreams and wishes are possible on a beer budget. Just build the boat.
Nice curves are easy on the eyes.
Go sell crazy somewhere else we're all stocked up here."As Good As It Gets" Jack Nicholson.

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