Rogue Runner

Left - Lee Taylor's aluminum ROGUE RUNNER he built in Oregon incorporates custom features, strength, and ruggedness seldom found even in the costliest production boats.   Nice job Lee!

Lee Taylor from OREGON had this to say about the ROGUE RUNNER he built from our plans:
     "The boat turned out better than I had ever hoped. It is quick to come on plane and smooth riding. Please send me a [new] plan catalog - I’m looking for a new project!"
[WARNING: As you may tell from Lee’s comments, boatbuilding can be addictive!]
ROGUE RUNNER photos at right and below as built in aluminum by Paul Larson in Washington.  Mr Larson says, "I'm real pleased with the way it turned out.  It's very stable and well balanced.  I used it last winter for water fowling on the Columbia River and we all felt very safe in the boat".

Thanks for the photos, Mr. Larson, and for a job well done.

Fig. 1 - Frame members from full size patterns in the plans have been set up and longitudinal stiffeners wrapped around the formwork.

Fig. 2 - Hull plating is leaned against the formwork, marked to shaped, removed and cut, then clamped back in position for welding.

Fig. 3 - Nearly completed, the hull plating gets welded only to the longitudinal stiffeners and ends, NOT to the transverse frames.

Fig. 4 - Righted hull is ready for the balance of the construction and interior. Cross spalls from jig hold hull true prior to decking application.

Fig. 5 - Completed boat is the equal or superior to any production boat. Motor is a jet-drive outboard for shallow water operation.  Great paint job too!

Fig. 6 - Mr. Larson added his own interior details, such as the console and seat, to suit his needs. It's easy to get a boat the way you want when you do it yourself.

Fig 7 - Note the rugged structure and details such as the rounded deck corners for added strength - items often omitted even on costly production boats.