Plans to build the 13' [4.0M] Mackinaw Drift Boat

The Mackinaw is one of the most popular Spira International drift boats. It's the Western, McKenzie River style with high sides and lots of rocker. 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.

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13' [4.0M] Mackinaw Drift Boat

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About Western Style McKenzie River Drift Boats

Plans to build a wooden drift boat

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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