GF16 Complete! Pictures below

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GF16 Complete! Pictures below

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Here are links to some photo's. Unfortunately, rainstorms and consequent flooding have delayed the launch. Just a couple of notes. The webbing came out better than I thought it would. It hid my imperfections and laziness well. I do, however, know that I'll be re-doing it every couple of seasons due to sliding coolers, flopping redfish, etc. You'll notice the thru-hull fitting on the port side near the stern. I added a bilge pump. I often get caught in those afternoon Louisiana thunderboomers.

Thanks for all for your help.

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came out well

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Congratulations, the boat came out very well! The webbing looks great, do you think that clearcoating over the webbing would make it wear better/last longer?

And how many cans of that stuff did you go through?

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No, I didn't think of adding clear coat. I'm tired of painting, and just want to get it out. I used 3 small cans of the stuff, and probably could've used a 4th. I experimented inside the seat storage, and then progressed to the inside of the hull.
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Re: GF16 Complete! Pictures below

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redfishla wrote:Here are links to some photos. Unfortunately, rainstorms and consequent flooding have delayed the launch.
Really nice looking boat. Congratulations!

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Boat looks great!!! I like the finish. FISH ON!!!! 8)
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Believe me, it's a 10 foot finish. As you get closer, you see some rather significant imperfections. Oh well, it's my first boat, and it IS a fishing boat.

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How did you go about the webbing and would you suggest it on the GF 18? I recently ordered plans and I love the look of the interior. Great looking boat!

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Someone else on this board turned me on to the webbing. It's very inexpensive, and is a Krylon product -- less than $3 a can. As far as it's durability -- I can't comment yet. It's very difficult to scrape it off with your fingernail, but possible with some effort.

The webbing is so easy, a child could apply it. It looks as good as the webbing on my rolled-edge production boat.
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Really nice =D>
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Post by stickystuff »

Reall looks great. I was wondering who made the webbing paint. Krylon in my books is the best spray pain in a can. does Walmart carry the webbing? Where did you find yours.

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