Monday, February 17, 2014

The Birth Of A Drift Boat - Part 8

Another week and the Croff Craft Custom Drift Boats build continues with Phil Croff framing up the dry storage boxes and installing the rod holders.  This boat is looking really good and I'm starting to get a bit jealous about whoever will own this masterpiece in the end.

Phil wrote...  "This phase is relatively self explanatory.  The rod holders are built out of cedar, glassed on both sides, sanded and then sprayed with the polyurethane coating.  With no tubes in the boat, the rods are much less susceptible to broken eyelets and scratched up blanks.  The framing for the seat boxes is built in at five inches high to double as a foot brace for the rower.

At this point, everything is coming together.  The last things to be done are spray the boat and build the storage boxes and the seats. We're getting there."

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

1 comment:

Three Forks Publishing said...

I've been following the build since the beginning and am looking forward to pics of this beauty completed and on the color too!!