Monday, January 13, 2014

The Birth Of A Drift Boat - Part 3

The next phase of the Croff Craft Custom Drift Boats build continues with this weekly update and it's really interesting to see the workmanship at each step of the build to get these boats done right.

At this stage in the build the gunnel rails are being laminated with epoxy as they are built.  The wood for the rails is white cedar that comes from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and the clear vertical grain is western red cedar.  The red cedar is a darkish brown color while the white cedar is very light in color.  This is how the contrast and striped appearance in the finished product is created.  Laminating the gunnel rails is a very time consuming process and a detail that is a signature mark of a Croff Craft built drift boat.

Visit the Croff Craft website for more information on these beautiful and river worthy drift boats.

1 comment:

Middlemac said...

Well. you knew I'd love this!!

Fantastic photos and what a great crew..

Kev / middlemac