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Things You'll Need to Complete the Boat:


"West System" Epoxy


Anchoring system

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Further Items You May Want to Add:

Meranti Plywood

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Aluminum Eye Bolt

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How Much Does it Weigh?

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How Much Does It Weigh?

One of the most common questions fishermen ask when they are considering their boating options is "how much does a particular model weigh?" What they are really looking for when they ask that question is "is this the lightest boat I can possibly buy in a given length?" Some even want to car top a large driftboat. In this day of high technology we could make boats of the very lightest materials, even to the point where one could car top a large driftboat. We can't blame folks for thinking that "the lighter the boat, the better". After all, many other types of boats are touted for their lightness and portability.

Driftboats, however, can be too heavy AND too light! A very light or lightly loaded large river boat can be difficult to keep on track, hard to control in windy conditions and white water. We once built two 12' river prams, one about eighty pounds, and one a hundred thirty five. When we took both down the river, the heavier boat handled MUCH better!

Our boats are designed to take just about any kind of abuse!

To order call (541)746-5287 or fax at (541) 7442190
or e-mail at mckenzie@gregboats.com