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Sunday, February 12, 2017

New Mackinaw Just Completed in British Columbia

Just got this email and photo of a new Mackinaw Drift Boat build.

Hi Jeff,
Another Mackinaw ready to go.
Plans were great but had a little trouble bending the 1/2 inch marine plywood on the sides.
As soon as the water softens up a tad we'll give it a go.
Many thanks,
Wayne Sissons
Bella Coola, BC

Mackinaw McKenzie River Drift Boat Dory Wooden Boat Plans

More information and access to free study prints, and links to purchase the plans may be downloaded at: 13' Mackinaw Drift Boat Plans.

Jeff Spira, Naval Architect, marine engineer and boat designer

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