GV11. And so it begins...

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GV11. And so it begins...

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Getting started. Getting it laid out. I was gonna cut but I don't trust my saw blade on wood this nice! I know this is going to be mundane compared to some of the other builds on here. But I have to start somewhere. My hope is that by posting you guys will hold me accountable. So if I go to long without showing progress, rattle my cage and make me get my a$$ to work!ImageImageImage



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OK, we'll be on your case but undoubtedly in a nice way.
You can cut graceful curves with a skill saw. I learned that on my build from Jacques, and it works great. Also, since you are going to fillet all the joints and tape them, the cuts don't have to be perfect. Even if you have a bit of tear-out, which probably won't be much, you will be filling it with wood flour and epoxy.
Good luck and send pictures. :D
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Get a fine tooth blade and set it 1/16 inch deeper than the wood thickness and you can cut a smooth curve with no problem. For duplicate bottom or side panels, stack them together, clamp them and cut them as one for uniformity.
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No progress today. Sick 8 year old.

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The kid is finally well enough for me to go to the shop a little while. New circular saw blade. My circular saw is now my new best friend! Cuts like butter. I was beginning to question my choice of the gv11. I was thinking maybe it wasn't going to be big enough. Now I'm getting some wood cut and I'm starting to see the true size. This is one fat little boat!

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It is a big little boat and extremely stable. I'm 225# and can fish from the front deck. It does lift the stern out of the water a little.

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That's good to know! I'm 260.

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Good to see someone else is full grown :lol:
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Fuzz, you are in Alaska. You need the insulation. I am in the south. I have no excuses!

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