Lees GF12

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lpwebb
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Lees GF12

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I figured this board needed another gf12 thread so i started mine this weekend. The purpose of this boat will be for fishing electric only lakes around metro Atlanta and for fishing in rivers where i don't want to take the OB15.

The plan is to give it a workboat finish, paint it camo and use all black plastic hardware and rod holders with camo seats.

Began at noon on Saturday laying out and cutting the long panels and the transom.

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By 5:30 i had the bottom sides and transom cut and glued
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On Sunday morning i cut out the front transom and the mid seat frames and got it stitched up.

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Before starting this build i had intended to carry it in the back of my truck. I have a first generation toyota tundra with an 8 foot bed and it will fit between the wheel wells. I chose the GF12 to replace an old sears 14 foot aluminum john boat that i always carried in the back of a truck. or put on the roof of an SUV. However after getting it stitched together i have come to realize that the gf12 is a lot bigger than i realized it would be. It is more than a foot wider and several inches deeper than the old aluminum boat.

Does anyone else carry a gf12 in their truck regularly?

I am wondering if i should cut it down or if i should get a trailer. I do have to weimaraners and a little boy that will be riding in it and the width and depth will make it more stable.

I guess i will think on it for a day or two.

Also does anyone know where to get some camoor black pedestal seat bases? I have seen them on aluminum boats.



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Re: Lees GF12

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You are off to a great start!

The GF12 is a big load for carrying in the back of a truck :help:

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Re: Lees GF12

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Some More Progress

Rubrails
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Frames
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Seat tops
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Things go faster with help
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Re: Lees GF12

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I'm sure that's a GREAT helper! And looking good on the boat, too! Keep it up!

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