The Drift Boat was built from dimensions and plans in Roger Fletcher’s Book, Drift Boats and River Dories. Its design is by Woody Hindman in the 1930’s, a Double Ender with Transom.
The hull’s sides are made from Cedar Strips as (normal construction is from Marine Plywood). The floor is two 1/4″ layers of White Ash with bead and cove. The sides and floor are encapsulated in f’glass and epoxy. The hull has no metal fasteners; wooden joinery and trunnels were used to add reinforcement where required.
Lary Kuhns built this 19′ drift boat, IACOBOS from plans by Jerry Estes of British Columbia. IACOBOS is very rugged, with a 1″ bottom of CVG fir, glassed inside and out. Lary uses the boat to fish the Kenai River near his home in Homer, Alaska.
I’m a fishing guide in Patagonia Argentina. A while ago I decided I wanted to build a drift boat. I got in touch with designer Jeff Spira and gave him a detailed account of how I was planning on using the boat and he came up with the Rawson. It turned out te be exactly what I was looking for.
Tom Shives built this Glen-L Drifter, from Glen-L Marine plans, with a small group of men from his church. The men regularly got together to help each other out on their projects, providing as Tom says "great fellowship and an excellent learning experience." Tom has had lots of experience with drift boats and added some special touches to this boat like leg braces and comfortable seating. Contact Tom at email@example.com.