15'9" Drift Boat Plans

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Drift boats are usually used in tricky rivers with fast running currents and rocky passages for fly fishing. The oarsman sits aft, facing forward and uses the oars to manoeuvre the boat round rocks whilst the boat is carried down river by the current. The fly fisherman stands forward braced against the foredeck whilst he is fishing. The seating is adjustable and by repositioning the seats, the boat can be rowed conventionally. A very rugged design which can be built using either conventional ply over frame methods or stitch and tape.

15' 9" Drift Boat Particulars

LOA 15'9" 4.8m
Beam (excl. rubbers) 5'10" 1.78m
Width of bottom 3'10" 1.17m
Hull Mid Depth 2' 0 1/4" 0.62m
Draft (approx. loaded) 9" 0.22m
Approx. Dry Weight 298 lbs 135 kg
Hull Shape Flat bottom single chine
Construction Method Ply over frame or stitch and tape
Major plywood requirements for hull 7 sheets of 9mm exterior or marine plywood
Guidance Use 3-4 adults
Drawing/Design Package 3 x A1 drawing + 6 x A4 instruction sheets

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