first time builder buidling a gf16

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first time builder buidling a gf16

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this is our first time buidling a boat i have built.
my best friend and i decided we would like to try it and it has been quite enjoyable. my friend comes from a long line of cabinet makers and furniture builders and my father was always quite the wood worker and his father used to be a boat builder. this has been quite a fun project even though we are not quite done yet. we should probably be complete in about a week and a half or so. we are already talking about what we want to build next and our wives have come to the agreement that my friends shop will be next then we get to build another boat. anyways i have our entire album up at photobucket. here is the link.

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Post by ks8 »

Thanks for the link.

I like DSCF1994 :lol:

That transom looks high. I guess you are mounting the engine on a bracket?

(referring to DSCF2088.jpg)

Welcome, and thanks again for the progress pictures. :)

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high transom

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we added five inches to the transom to hold our 25hp long shaft. whch is just patiently waiting behind the drill press in the picture. we also beefed up the transom as we new this was on the motor was on the upper end of the power scale. thanks for the kind words

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added some new pics

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added new pics to the gallery. just pics of the wood fillets and the dividers in the three compartments installed.

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You motor has a 25" shaft' :?:
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Post by slammed2000 »

no it has a 20" shaft the boat says the transom is for a 15"shaft

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Post by timoub007 »

The transom on the GF16 is for a 20" shaft. That is what my plans showed, 522 mm high = 20.55 inches.

I think there may be some confusion on the study plans page.

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Post by PastorBob »

GF16 Built to plans has a 20" transom.
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Post by Cracker Larry »

Yes it does, but I have a 25" transom and 25" long shaft 25 hp. Merc. on mine. :D Another thing I learned the hard way. A short shaft Merc. is 15". A standard shaft is 20", and a long shaft is 25".
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