04ness' GF14

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Well, Im officially 1 week into this project!! So far so good. no problems yet for this first timer.

I did decide to eliminate the curve from the bow transom, as well as change the front deck a little. Its about 4 inches longer so it sits a little higher at the bow. Ill be mounting a pedistal chair on the deck, as well as a bow mounted trolling motor.

I posted pics in my gallery.
http://gallery.bateau2.com/thumbnails.php?album=624

Im open for advise or comments or any tips that may be helpful during the build of this boat.

--- Brad
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Brad, She looks like a boat :!: Good progress for the first week. Keep up the posts. Ask anything you don't know. Do this before you cut, I am going to have to cut the curve out of my bow and I am almost through with the top side before glassing the bottom, It should be fum..

Keep on Buildin'

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Has been 1month already! I had a 10 day period that I couldn't build. My wife just graduated lawschool.

so far all has gone well. although Im going to come up short on epoxy. Ill have to order more. I guess its just beginners waste? I had about 3 small batches go to waste, but I thought I was being frugal with it :doh:

The outside glass i squeeged' pretty well, but I think I got alittle thick on the inside glass (some puddling in the corners)

I still have alot of bare wood to saturate. I did one extra frame to make a step up to the front deck,( so that took extra and wound up with larger than normal fillets to tab to hull)

After all is done, I will have used 4 1/2 to 5 Gal total :(

-- Brad
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bottom runners are glued, as well as spray rails. for the spray rails I epoxied the blank pine stock to the hull, It will be easier to shape and taper with a plane and sander when its in place.

I got my first taste of the quick-fair today.was having trouble at first using plastic "bondo type" spreaders, but I switched to the metal 10" drywall knife and it was a completely different job!! had I used the drywall knife first, it probably would have taken only one application.

will get the bottom ready for paint, then flip and complete the inside, decks seats etc..

-- Brad
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Well, its been almost a year since my last post. BOAT IS READY TO SPLASH!! I modified a utility trailer to haul the boat because some places I go have no ramp. The boat sits on a bunk with rollers almost like a boat trailer. The bunk sits on the utility trailer. we fabricated rollers and a mount for an atv winch to pull the boat and bunk up onto the trailer.

My next pics should show the boat wet.

Its been a long build. I learned alot, there are many things I would do different. But now I can say I BUILT A BOAT!!

--- Brad
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Congratulations :!: 8)

Sure would like to see some pictures :D
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Post by tech_support »

04ness wrote: But now I can say I BUILT A BOAT!!

--- Brad
Congratulations :D Like Larry says, we need to see some pictures

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pics are in my gallery. hopefully it will be floating in the next pics I post!

--Brad

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Post by TomW »

Here is one of the finished boat

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It looks very nicely done. Congratulations and also to your wife.

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Post by chicagoross »

Nice! Gonna build another next year? :D

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