Monday, January 20, 2014

The Birth Of A Drift Boat - Part 4

Another week and more progress is being made on the Croff Craft Custom Drift Boats project with Phil Croff sending along this dispatch and photographs to update from last week's post. 

Phil wrote...  "Every drift boat that Croff Craft builds is like an original piece of art.  The differences may be small but there's never a boat built exactly the same.  All the different woods on the planet have different characteristics, colors, grain design, etc.  

In this particular boat, The Louise, tigerwood has been chosen for the anchor stancion and the cap on the top of the transom.  This particular boat will be running a 5 hp outboard at times, there, the extra strength was needed in the stern.

The transom support seen here is western red clear vertical grain cedar.  Drift boat anchor stancoins need to be bullet proof strong, therefore it must have a design that will stand the test of time.

All the components in a Croff Craft anchor system are stainless steel, bronze, and brass along with black duralin pulley wheels which will be shown later.  

The end result is ruggedly solid and beautiful in appearance."

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

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