GF12 (side console)

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GF12 (side console)

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I bought the hull from SmilinMatt (his GF12 "Floundering Around) and spent around a year puttering around with it - I had written the board about removing a section of the center seat but was advised not to by Jacques - I am not sure he would approve of all the mods I have made but here it is finished.
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Once I got the hull home I sanded, re-epoxied and then painted it in a two part Matthews paint and finished it off with two coats of clear coat. Then I mounted a side console to the middle seat and ran PVC pipes to the rear of the boat to carry the electrical and rigging.
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Moved the battery forward under the front deck....
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Moved the Gas under the center seat to better balance the load....
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Installed a bait bucket and rod holder in the center seat....
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Cut the cooler into the rear deck and blocked it from below. ...
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Built a manual lift for the motor (15 hp) and mounted it to the boat ...
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And - here it is complete. It has been a great boat - I have really enjoyed fishing it.

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Cheers,

Don



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Re: GF12 (side console)

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Hey, Don. I had seen your boat on another site and mentioned it on this site a short while back. Hope you don't mind? I thought it was cool to see her come back to life. :wink:

Here is a link to the other thread. http://forums.bateau2.com/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=23578
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I don't mind at all - glad that someone appreciates the time and effort that went into bringing her back to life for another round! :D

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Great job on the boat Don it looks great. I'm sure you will get plenty of good hours out of her.

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Re: GF12 (side console)

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That's sweet. That is the biggest little boat ever made.
glad that someone appreciates the time and effort that went into bringing her back to life for another round! :D
I appreciate it, I've built 2 of them and appreciate every stroke of sandpaper :wink:
Completed GF12 X 2, GF16, OD18, FS18, GF5, GF18, CL6
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