High-Density Polyethylene Drift Boats

May 9, 2005 By: Marshall Cutchin

“Toohey was a finish carpenter, a cabinetmaker and a furnituremaker when he started building the boats on the side. During his first year, he constructed two boats using the HDPE. ‘I didn’t try to sell them,’ he says. ‘I took them out and just tried to break ’em. We couldn’t do anything at all to fracture the hull.'” Andy Toohey’s Boulder Boat Works is finding that demand for his almost-indesctructible drift boats is growing. Suzan K. Heglin in the Boulder, Colorado Daily Camera.