The Thinker’s Whim was hand-built in 2008 to Robert Fletcher’s plans for a classic McKenzie River Drift Boat, published in his book Drift Boats & River Dories: Their History, Design, Construction, and Use. She is just as comfortable running rapids as being a stable fly-fishing platform on a lazy lake.
The high bow keeps her dry in churning whitewater, and the characteristic rocker bottom allows her to spin on a dime, she is a lot of fun to row. The fish practically jump into the boat!
She is in excellent condition.
All wooden parts are covered in epoxy for protection against water and rotting.
The Whim includes 3 seats—the rowing bench made of rope, and 2 padded “passenger” seats in the bow.
When not on the water, she has been stored in a covered garage at all times. I am selling the Whim to make room for a new build of a Melonseed.
$6,900. New builds are in the $13k range.
If you are thinking of towing her back yourself and want to ballpark the mileage, she is in Mission Viejo, CA.
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