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The Honky Dory -- a wide white water dory
Beavertail: all around do anything boat well-suited to Fly Fishing, now as 15' or 17' feet
Buffalo Boat -- the smallest pickup truck boat that will hold three in the boat
Montana Riverboats Buffalo BoatThe buffalo is a standard 15' 48" wide driftboat chopped off at both ends. Unlike a Rapid Robert, which is pointed at one end, the Buffalo Boat is chopped off square at both ends. The idea was to build a short, lightweight pickup truck boat built from the fat business-only portions (the middle) of a standard boat. The Buffalo Boat is now going on 25 years old and still going strong. This one is sitting on a trailer, but the Buffalo Boat does fit nicely in the back of any standard size pickup. If you place it on top of a spare tire and drop the tailgate, it will even fit in the back of a small pickup. The boat pictured here is a high-sided, fully-rockered Buffalo Boat.You can challenge surprisingly difficult water with this boat.Many users, however, do choose to reduce the rocker by up to 3",and to cut the height of the side panels down by as much as 4" or so, in order to make a less wind-resistent skiff, suitable for flyfishing in non-white-water conditions.
MRB Dayak -- as fun as white water getsI love this little boat.Building plans and step-by-step instructions are not finished and perhaps never will be. The diagrams and dimenions are finished however. Experienced boat builders can plunge right in. Right now. Beginners should know there will be some problem-solving along the way. The important information is all there.But the step-by-step instructions are not. I'm 69 in 2017 and I've got other things to work on before I'm ...... So maybe it's best to think of this as a freeby add-on to the completed plan sets already available. This little boat sure is fun to row.I can do anything with it.Even head back upstream at times.You can hold it in fast water and turn ona dime.And it sure is stable, even in very big water. It's a great little white water boat, although I did flip in once, after dropping into an 8' foot hole sideways, like a fool, because I was trying to ferry away from a wave train and didn't see it coming.
DIY Stitch and Glue Drift Boat Building. Digital blueprints, online plans images diagrams and step by step instructions
One-off Wood/Fiberglass and All Fiberglass Constructionfour different boats
* How to copy another driftboat hull
* How to design and build your own hull from scratch
* How build a stitch and glue boat from someone else's framed-boat blueprints