Plans to build the 12' Ozark Fisherman Drift Boat
More than just a few people have asked me for a car toppable boat they can stand and fly cast in. So, here it is, the Ozark Fisherman. It weighs about 80 lbs so you can toss it on top of your car, drop it in the river and fly cast to your heart's content. The first one was built to fish the small, fairly fast moving rivers around the Ozark mountains in Southern Missouri and northern Arkansas. You don't have to live near the Ozarks to enjoy the Ozark Fisherman, you can use it anywhere where a light one or two person (perfect for father/son getaways) river or choppy water boat is desired. It's not designed for the hard boulder bashing of the Western types, but will handle all sorts of moving water with ease.
Free Study Plans for the Ozark Fisherman 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.
Free Construction Photo Essay for the Ozark Fisherman Drift Boat
I also have put together this construction photo essay for the Ozark Fisherman Drift Boat. Have a look at the pictures of one being built and you can gain a better understanding of how you can do it too. Just download the free pdf format e-book by clicking on the image below.
Purchase Construction Plans for the Ozark Fisherman Drift Boat
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Electronic Construction Plans for 12' Ozark Fisherman
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About Midwestern Style Drift Boats
Midwestern style drift boats have a little less rocker than western types. This makes them row more easily and allow them to be more manageable in calmer water, while maintaining their whitewater capable characteristics. The sides are also a bit lower making it easier to beach, hop out and fish when you feel like it.
If you want to use the boat in a variety of situations - whitewater and calm water, fishing from the boat and fishing from shore, drifting downstream and rowing back up, a Midwestern drift boat is for you.
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