Monday, February 10, 2014

The Birth Of A Drift Boat - Part 7

It's been a brutal winter up in northern Michigan but Phil Croff of Croff Craft Custom Drift Boats has still been able to keep working through this step by step with another weekly installment of this boat build series.

Phil wrote...  "When rowing a drift boat, nothing bothers me more than noisy oar locks.  That being said, using duralin plastic and boring a very tight hole that accepts the lock has remedied this problem.  We start with a raw block of black duralin plastic.  Through the pictures you can see how it takes shape and the finished product.  

The front shelf is built out of white cedar.  As always, we start with raw wood and build it from scratch.  After the shelf is glassed, it is scribed, and then epoxied into place."

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

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