Plans to build the 13' Mackinaw Western, McKenzie River, Drift Boat
The Mackinaw is one of the most popular Spira International drift boats. It is constructed of plywood over sturdy wood frames. At 13' long it is the ideal river fishing boat for two to three anglers. It's intended for boulder strewn, fast moving streams and rivers, the type encountered in the mountainous Western part of the United States. It is perfect for running whitewater rapids and fishing these trout paradises. Anyone familiar with woodworking tools should have no trouble turning out a boat they can be proud of in a surprisingly short amount of time.
Free Study Plans for the Mackinaw Western Style Drift Boat
Our study plans are two of the actual construction drawings. They're not enough information for you to build the boat, but they do give you the overall boat size, shape and construction methods. This is a pdf file readable with the free Adobe Acrobat pdf file reader.
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About Western Style McKenzie River Drift Boats
Western style drift boats, also known as McKenzie River drift boats, are the original, classic style, developed for wild river travel and fishing. With their extensive rocker and high sides, Western style drift boats are optimized for the wildest whitewater. They're intended for downstream drift fishing in fast moving water. The high rocker makes them ultra maneuverable in wild water where you only row to keep yourself pointed downstream. If you fish fast moving mountain rivers, rarely going ashore, and don't plan on going back upstream, pick a Western style drift boat.
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