Built A Drift Boat

Discussion in 'Watercraft' started by Rev Trout, Apr 5, 2012.

  1. Rev Trout

    Rev Trout Rev Trout

    I don't normally post much but I'm kind of proud of this. Spent quite a bid of time last year welding up a drift boat. I thought it came out nice.

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  2. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

    So you just built that in your garage? Awesome.
     
  3. Rev Trout

    Rev Trout Rev Trout

    Built it in my buddies shop with him. He's never built a boat, but he builds airplanes. Got him fly fishing in the process.
     
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  4. Guy Gregory

    Guy Gregory Active Member

    Ah, ho hum. Another perfectly finished, welded aluminum beautiful drift boat.

    I think I speak for everyone when I agree, yes, it came out nice. Stay safe and have good floats!
     
  5. Mike Ediger

    Mike Ediger Active Member

    Don't be silly Ed, of course he didn't just build it in his garage...he built it in his buddies garage.
    Oh by the way, he also builds airplanes.:D
    Not sure why this is making me chuckle, but it is. Just seems so matter of fact.
    Boat looks amazing. Great job Rev. Very cool!!!!
     
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  6. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

    Rev Trout has me thinking of creative friends. They don't build planes or weld boats but they fish, build fires, bars and camp shelters. Talented folks all around.

     
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  7. constructeur

    constructeur Active Member

    nice work man!
     
  8. nomlasder

    nomlasder Active Member

  9. With quality like that, maybe the two of you should take orders for custom boats/airplanes. Not that I can afford one, yet I'd be happy to refer those I know who can.
    Great Job and thank you for sharing.
     
  10. WABOWMAN

    WABOWMAN Active Member

    Very nice! Did you work off a set of plans or another boat as a model?
     
  11. Mark Walker

    Mark Walker Active Member

    Well done!
     
  12. mebjen

    mebjen New Member

    what a great accomplishment / awesome . . . .
     
  13. ken2cross

    ken2cross Member

    Outstanding, any idea what it weighs?
     
  14. Mark Yoshida

    Mark Yoshida Active Member

    Nice? That is Amazing. I hope to see it someday floating by. Beautiful job.
     
  15. Steve Call

    Steve Call Active Member

    Rev, have you and your friend thought about building a flying drift boat? I've got some ideas if interested.
     
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  16. Patrick Gould

    Patrick Gould Active Member

    That is a well proportioned boat. You should be proud
     
  17. papafsh

    papafsh Piscatorial predilection

    It is obvious that the skill, talent, and thought you put into creating your beautiful boat, were well above the norm. A good friend also helps, as you pointed out, Rev.

    LB
     
  18. Alex MacDonald

    Alex MacDonald Dr. of Doomology

    Beautiful! But a flying drift boat? How short does the take-off run need to be?
     
  19. Rev Trout

    Rev Trout Rev Trout

    We had a set of plans for the hull. Went to Red's a lot and measured a lot of boats stored there & got ideas. Boat weights about 450lbs. Bought some stuff from Willys, Clackacraft & Hyde to trick it out. Pro airplane painter painted it with aircraft paint.
     
  20. Rod Wittner

    Rod Wittner Active Member

    All I can say is, SWEET! And NICE JOB! Now take that that buddy's, garage-crafted, outstanding example of a driftboat out and get 'er wet and catch some fish. Look forward to seeing that masterpiece on the river. Nicely done.
     

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