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Title: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: Lindy on January 06, 2022, 07:52:17 PM
Well, I officially started today, went to the barge lines and picked up my kit from West Coast Boat Works. Unloaded in my workshop. I was very impressed on how everything was packed, cut out and labeled. Chuck and his crew did a great job, and sure will make my job easier. Ms Jones and I put some sheeting on my building jig and I started on the transom. I glued the wings on the sides of the transom, the CNC stepped scarf joints fit perfectly. I also glued the 1/2 inch piece of White oak on the top of the upper doubler. I predrilled it and held it in place with Raptor fiberglass nails, My hope is to use them to hold things together as the epoxy sets up,?does anyone see a problem using this instead of screws which need to be removes, leaving a hole?.

Plan tomorrow is to glue Both of the LVL transom doublers to the transom, then cover with a piece of 10 oz biaxial cloth, then put the 3/4 inch upper transom doublers on and cover the whole enchilada with a piece of 10 oz regular weave cloth-sound copasetic ?

I also plan on gluing the scarfs for two 16 foot side blanks and covering the inside with 6 oz fiberglass cloth. My hope is to do as much pre assembly as possible as my shop will get quite small once the boat is together. Still need to figure out how to get it out of my 9 foot wide, 8 foot high door once I am ready to move it out of the shop.

Thank you in advance for any advice. Big thanks to Brian for designing the boat and keeping us all on track. Also a big thanks for Chuck to cut out and ship the kit to me There help is invaluable. I appreciate all the time and energy they put into making it possible for people like me to do something like this-Thank you both.
Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: Rbob on January 06, 2022, 11:10:42 PM
Wow,

Talk about getting after it, you guys are an inspiration already.  To answer one question about the raptor nails, no issue whatsoever to leave them in. They will never rust is the big plus and it will make assembly a breeze.  I am not familiar with fiberglass nails but it seems that if you put them in at an angle like so: \ / they will hold.  It does not take much to make some epoxy squeeze out and you don't want too much squeeze out.  My thinking is you leave the "nails" a bit proud it would be easy to sand, grind or file them off instead of having to fill each hold.  I used thin strips of plywood to nail thru to avoid putting dents from the nailer everywhere and to make pulling my "steel" nails easy.

Your plan on the transom sounds good but I know putting 10oz cloth over the biaxial wet on wet is a good thing just try to press the biaxial firmly so nothing floats and the 10oz cloth over the top should almost wet itself out when laying it on top of the biaxial cloth.

You will be an epoxy and glass expert soon enough.  Congratulations on the build!

I can see rolling your boat on on pipes and outriggers of some kind (big roller skate) Maybe your building jig can be built with a lowering option.

You know I just thought about something, you may not want to glass your transom until its glued in, you will be applying 3 layers of glass on outer and inner seam and big fillets on the inner. 

Brian will set you strait for sure.

   
Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: Brian.Dixon on January 07, 2022, 08:42:13 AM
All I can say is Fantastic!  Congratulations on your start!  Everything looks awesome!

Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: Grady300 on January 07, 2022, 05:48:33 PM
Wow nice shop!! Glad it all arrived safe and sound (well almost all...inside joke..haha) When you wet out your Biaxial ya need to roll in the epoxy with a groved roller to get all the air bubbles out. They sure make it easier...check out the link

https://www.fibreglast.com/product/Aluminum_Rollers_129?gclid=CjwKCAiA5t-OBhByEiwAhR-hm_oQhJjcqNrFgq-zzCbbanOQqIaEXOtPFnB6kD8oMvyPOps14p4RYxoCcjcQAvD_BwE
Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: Brian.Dixon on January 07, 2022, 06:19:19 PM

Great view too ... motivates you to be in the shop!
Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: Lindy on January 07, 2022, 11:16:57 PM
Today I was able to get my transom together, glued 2 LVL's to the 1/2 inch plywood, covered with 12 oz biax, followed by 10 oz regular weave, covered with 2 more coats of epoxy resin. All harding up now-I Hope.  Hopefully  be strong enough to hold the big Yamaha twins I will put on the back. Also scarfed up my hull side blanks, plan to cover the inside with  6 oz cloth in AM, should I put 2 or 3 coats of epoxy on them after laying the cloth at this time?  So nice to hanging out in the shop and working on the boat-life doesn't get better than that.
Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: Brian.Dixon on January 08, 2022, 08:46:55 AM
Today I was able to get my transom together, glued 2 LVL's to the 1/2 inch plywood, covered with 12 oz biax, followed by 10 oz regular weave, covered with 2 more coats of epoxy resin. All harding up now-I Hope.  Hopefully  be strong enough to hold the big Yamaha twins I will put on the back. Also scarfed up my hull side blanks, plan to cover the inside with  6 oz cloth in AM, should I put 2 or 3 coats of epoxy on them after laying the cloth at this time?  So nice to hanging out in the shop and working on the boat-life doesn't get better than that.

It's big enough to support twins, as long as you watch the weight limits expressed in the manual, and include all stern weight (kicker, brackets, motor(s)) when you're figuring out your maximum motor weight.  I can always help with that ... when the time comes, just send me motor weights, bracket weights, bracket length for mains and kicker and I'll do the math then let ya know!
Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: Grady300 on January 08, 2022, 10:53:02 AM
You are getting after it in a big way!! I logged right at 2200 hours to build mine. This does not include hundreds of hours researching. Pretty much all shop time, it does include lots of head scratching thinking ahead how everything you do today will have a bearing on time spent further into the build. 
Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: Lindy on January 08, 2022, 07:06:34 PM
With help from Ms Jones, the epoxy goddess, I was able to glass 2 of my 16 foot side blanks. Having 32 feet of plywood laying in my 36 foot long shop makes me realize that soon my shop is going to seem very small
Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: Rbob on January 08, 2022, 08:31:38 PM
So cool that you and Ms Jones got a thing going on!
Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: barrelroll on January 10, 2022, 02:35:40 PM
Looking great. At this rate you'll be ready to flip by the time I'm home from work.
Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: Lindy on January 12, 2022, 07:15:30 PM
Got my shelfs put together today, fit very nicely, although at station 168 I was 3/8 inch shy of my mark, but everything else lined up perfect and the joints were tight. Guess my boat will be a tad skinny in the midsection. I think she will still float.
Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: Grady300 on January 13, 2022, 01:03:48 PM
Got my shelfs put together today, fit very nicely, although at station 168 I was 3/8 inch shy of my mark, but everything else lined up perfect and the joints were tight. Guess my boat will be a tad skinny in the midsection. I think she will still float.
Did you notice the A/B line I marked when cutting the kit? keep this located it will help throughout the build to measure from
Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: Lindy on January 13, 2022, 08:12:20 PM
Yes I did see the AB line it is 146 inches from the bow, sent a picture of the AB line, my 140 inch station line and a ruler going aft.  I would call that balls dead on for the computer lofting and the CNC cutting. Was able to glue up the chines after work, they were perfect.Turned the heat up in the shop to try to cure the epoxy overnight Hope to get bottom panels together tomorrow. Glad I bought the kit, sure makes this initial part of the build move right along, sure my progress will slow down once I get all these puzzle pieces together.
Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: Brian.Dixon on January 14, 2022, 07:58:17 AM

Incredible progress ... And yeah, kits help a lot :)

Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: Lindy on January 15, 2022, 07:38:50 PM
Got my jig set up for the bottom molds, with the help of 3 friends, Ms Jones and a 6 pack of beer was able to get the bottom panels on the jig. Will bring the old singer sewing machine up to the shop and start sewing them together in the morning.
Wish me luck? Any tips or tricks to bring these bad boys together?
Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: Rbob on January 15, 2022, 10:45:34 PM
Lets see, put the panels face to face and drill holes for the zip ties or wire ties (closer together at the knee to bow) and open it like a book, this part is easy.



Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: Brian.Dixon on January 16, 2022, 06:59:55 AM

 ... Long and floppy, heavy, parts ... have a friend or two over for lunch to lend a hand :)

Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: Todd j on January 16, 2022, 08:21:54 AM
Itís really very simple.  Leave the ties on the knee looser.  I used 1/4Ē ss tubing cut to about 2Ē.  I put it where the edges met.  It helps keep the panels aligned and from sliding over one another.  Tighten them last!
Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: Lindy on January 16, 2022, 07:04:56 PM
Got the hull stitched up, everything fit perfect, all gaps 1/16 inch or less- thanks Chuck. Ms Jones,the queen of fillets and epoxy goddess, my buddy Pete, who is 2 weeks out of a total knee and myself put down the center seam. Left the zip ties in, laid down  a big fillet followed by 3 layers of fiberglass tape, all worked well.
Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: Grady300 on January 16, 2022, 10:47:18 PM
Wow you two are really getting it done in a hurry. Glad the kit is working out well, you have the first Kodiak kit. Be-sure not to forget to let me know when your getting closer. I will send you your CEO (Certificate of Origin) with your HIN numbers. That way when you go to get insurance it will help having West Coast Boat Works as the manufacture otherwise it will say Home Built. Some insurance companies use that as an excuse to charge you more. It will also help resale value should you ever sell it.
Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: Rbob on January 16, 2022, 11:33:03 PM
Lindy,

You are making great progress, nice clean work and what a nice shop you have.
Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: Lindy on January 17, 2022, 09:15:03 PM
Got a bit of a lick in before and after work today, stitched on the chines- all gaps 1/8 inch or less, put some peanut butter between the stiches, turned up the heat to 75 degrees, Tomorrow I hope to tape the chines with 4 inch tape followed by 6 oz of biaxial and then place the 9 oz bottom cloth over everything while it is wet. Again impressed how the chines folded nicely around the top of bottom panel-amazing!
Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: Brian.Dixon on January 18, 2022, 06:50:02 AM
You're on a real roll!

Chines fit nicely?  I used error propagation calculations so that all seams would fit with 1/16" accuracy ... in the computer model.  1/8" in the real world, real wood, is pretty good.  It speaks highly of how well Chuck Mazzola (see Kits tab at https://www.glacierboats.com) cut those out with his CNC machines.

Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: Djeffrey on January 18, 2022, 07:08:26 PM
Youíre rocking it, looks great!
Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: Lindy on January 18, 2022, 07:42:28 PM
Had the day off so made a big push on the bottom, chines all taped up bottom covered with 10 oz cloth, burned through a lot of epoxy. After a few fill coats, have to figure out how to flip this thing and hang from my ceiling. Thanks everyone for your support.
Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: Rbob on January 18, 2022, 10:26:15 PM
Awesome job and accomplishment, flipping should be easy.  Supporting from ceiling? Not a bunch of weight but probably going to make a couple holes in the sheetrock..

Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: Brian.Dixon on January 19, 2022, 07:31:02 AM
Support timbers across the boat, wide straps, and chain hoists are your friend!
Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: Lindy on January 23, 2022, 06:42:37 PM
got the bottom flipped over, aft seams taped, and hung the bottom from the ceiling. Kinda fun hanging things like this from the ceiling
Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: Rbob on January 23, 2022, 06:48:27 PM
Nicely done.  Good to see it went well.
Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: Brian.Dixon on January 24, 2022, 01:17:44 PM

Looks great!  And now for ... crawling and laying on the floor, climbing over/under timbers in cramped quarters etc ... LOL.
Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: json on January 24, 2022, 02:40:32 PM
Very cool! You are ripping right along! Nice work...
Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: Lindy on January 24, 2022, 08:06:28 PM
WOW this thing is big. got my Jig set up, leveled, and put the shelves on. Fit perfect, less than 1/16 gap where they meet at the bow, and perfect alignment on all molds- thanks Brian and Chuck. glassed the underside of the shelves, and mounted my stem. It is a 70 year old piece of doug fir that was a closet shelf in my old house. Next job is to shape the bow stem, trying to wrap my brain about the instructions for that, will review others build and figure it out.
Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: Rbob on January 24, 2022, 08:28:02 PM
I struggled with the bowstem but I was never good at shaping wood but a strait edge and a powerplane / hand plane you will get there.

Since you have such a nice piece of wood to use as your stem I suggest to practice on a pos 4x4.  (I had to do it twice!)

On page 2 of my build BobC did the best job of fitting a stem I have ever see.
Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: Lindy on January 24, 2022, 09:14:24 PM
Thanks, was reviewing your build just now. Appreciate your pictures, and thoughtful posts, back at it at 6 AM , off for a week, brother Walt coming up from Montana tomorrow, so hoping to make this thing look like a boat in the next week
Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: Brian.Dixon on January 25, 2022, 08:13:01 AM

Looking great and thanks for the kind words!

Get a 'special' (antique, one from 2021 when the build started, or ...etc) coin and bury it in the epoxy at the base of the stem.  Sailors used to put a coin under a mast for good luck ... we use the epoxy under the stem :)

Shaping the stem ... Try not to think about it too much, but understand and follow one step at a time and it'll work.

Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: Grady300 on January 25, 2022, 04:46:24 PM
Thanks, was reviewing your build just now. Appreciate your pictures, and thoughtful posts, back at it at 6 AM , off for a week, brother Walt coming up from Montana tomorrow, so hoping to make this thing look like a boat in the next week
Lindy, did you find the cd full of pictures in the inside cover of one of the bidders? I think it's in the Kodiak addendum binder. Glad it's all fitting well with a slight change to a mold:) Did you other panels arrive yet?
Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: Lindy on January 25, 2022, 07:24:43 PM
Chuck,
Thanks for pictures, very helpful, yes parts arrived today- thanks. Got the stem shaped, had to use my secret weapon- Ms Jones to make it pretty. Attempted to hang transom, but a bit heavy for the two of us, so will do tomorrow when my brother arrives.
Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: Rbob on January 25, 2022, 08:56:08 PM
Wow,

That is impressive job fitting the stem!

Hats off to Ms Jones.

Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: Lindy on January 26, 2022, 08:16:24 PM
Got the transom mounted and glued knee braces in place, glued bottom and stem on, looks great, stringers sucked nicely to bottom. Boat shape and length now is what it is, and looks great to me- 30 feet long. Plan next to put the second layer on bottom tomorrow and hopefully start working on the sides. Nice to have brother Walt here, building boats and drinking Rainier, life doesn't get better!
Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: Rbob on January 26, 2022, 09:03:24 PM
So cool to see you make progress in leaps and bounds.  Beter than checking the news....
Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: Brian.Dixon on January 27, 2022, 07:15:53 AM

Rainier!?  What happened to the Coors and Billy Beer ... and the Schlitz?  LOL...

Love how you guys do HUGE jobs and just mention it so casually!  Putting on the bottom panel assembly, the transom, and having it all glued together so quickly is amazing!

Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: Todd j on January 27, 2022, 07:28:23 AM
These kits really fly together.  Iím impressed by the rate ate which your progress is moving.  Itís fun to see it come together. 
Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: Lindy on January 27, 2022, 07:53:20 PM
Yes,
The kit has made it come together quick so far. Unfortunately running out of kit parts, so soon I will have to go back to a tape measure, batten and a saw, sure progress will slow down then.

Today we got the second bottom glued on. Ran out of fender washers, so used blocks of wood covered with duct tape, hopefully I won't be regretting that move tomorrow when I remove the screws. Got forward end of shelfs planed and added blocks to hang the sides, got my 10 inch skill saw ready for the scarfs I need to do. Hopefully put the sides on tomorrow!
Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: Rbob on January 27, 2022, 08:20:40 PM
Making it look easy one day at a time, good job.


 
Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: Todd j on January 28, 2022, 12:20:03 AM
ScArfs are easy.  My weapon was a power plane.   They are inexpensive a d you can do many sheets at once. 
Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: Lindy on January 28, 2022, 09:08:12 PM
Bit of a little more than I could chew today but got her done , Cut out scarfed and glued side panels in place. Did my preliminary chine fillet. 12 hours for brother Walt and I, My bum Knee buddy Pete hung in for 8 hours. Back a little sore from the under the boat gymnastics
Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: Rbob on January 28, 2022, 11:37:45 PM
I am more amazed every day the progress you are making, you could be on a boat building magazine soon!
Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: Lindy on January 30, 2022, 06:13:09 PM
Making some good progress but I bumped my elbow crawling under the boat and got some fluid in my olecranon bursa that got infected and created infection of most of my arm, so got a dose of IV antibiotics  and have to work with my left arm held up in the air. Fortunately my crew picked up the slack and we made some good progress. All outside seams are taped with three layers of glass, it was a wet on wet program, and doing it this way was able to blend them all together. Hopefully if my arm allows, will scrape and fair the tape edges and glass the boat on Tuesday.
Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: Rbob on January 30, 2022, 07:53:43 PM
No pics of the one-armed bandit?

Looking good as always!
Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: Todd j on January 30, 2022, 08:05:17 PM
I had the bursa elbow infection thing and it was no joke!   Had to hold my arm up in the air all night just to sleep.  Could have fried a egg on it.  Be good to yourself!
Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: Lindy on January 31, 2022, 07:39:32 PM
Had a bit of slack day, faired tape edges and cut up and scarfed blanks for spray rails and bottom strakes. Weather broke and went for a walk. Walts last day is tomorrow and we plan on going big. Hope to glass the boat in one big session. Recruited 2 or three other helpers, so should be fun.
Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: Rbob on January 31, 2022, 07:50:41 PM
I wish I was there, should be a great day.
Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: Lindy on February 01, 2022, 08:01:55 PM
Big day today, scraped and sanded some pre glassing faring, sheeted the whole boat with cloth and put one fill coat on top of everything. Had a big crew for the glassing and all went well.So far 30 gallons of epoxy. Brother Walt leaves tomorrow, and I have to go back to work (need more epoxy), so things will slow down.
Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: Rbob on February 01, 2022, 08:49:07 PM
Congratulation to you and the crew, very impressive accomplishment for one day.

So cool to see it!


Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: Lindy on February 01, 2022, 10:03:05 PM
Thanks Bob, appreciate your encouragement, wish you were here, after seeing  your boat, sure the quality of work would have been dialed up a notch or two.
Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: Rbob on February 02, 2022, 01:27:44 PM
Curious on a couple things:

How many people were mixing epoxy?

How did you keep the side glass from slipping?
Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: Lindy on February 02, 2022, 02:46:13 PM
Brother Walt and Pete did the mixing. Have a Michael Engineering sticky stuff pump, so no measuring or pouring. Having run 30 gallons through it, impressed in its accuracy. Mix everything with electric drill and paint mixer blade, puts air into the mixture but so far, knock on wood, none of my layups have failed to go off.
My glassing schedule was as follows. First rough cut pieces for the transom and both bottom panels. Held transom with blue tape, applied epoxy, removed tape and cut flush. Then applied first bottom side, making it flush with the keel, and hanging over the chines 2 inches onto the sides, and overlapping transom 2 inches. Held with blue tape, then removed once epoxy placed. Then did other side from some temporary scaffold on the opposite side, overlapped that 2 inches at the keel, as well as chine and transom. This stayed in place as it overlapped the other bottom side which had wet epoxy on it. Finally pulled out the side pieces from my home made scaffold cloth roller and placed it right at the chines. Put a few thumb tacks to hold it, but really not necessary as the 2 inch of wetted epoxy from the bottom held it in place. Overlapped both sides onto the transom and one side at the bow. All worked well, had to be careful not to create air pockets at the inner and outer chines with so much going on at once.
Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: Rbob on February 02, 2022, 07:16:20 PM
I am pretty sure this is the biggest one shot glassing and epoxy session I know of, you and the crew are an inspiration.

Your elbo must be doing better.

 
Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: Lindy on February 02, 2022, 07:32:12 PM
yep getting better. Stuck a needle in my bursa to drain it, and the fluid grew out Staph, so I am glad I hit it hard with antibiotics in the beginning. If I were a good patient, I would of rested as it swelled a bit for the first few days- defiantly on the mend now.
Was able to get my spray rails cut out and put glass on the aft ones. Forward one is ready to install, hoping it doesn't snap when I try and make it turn the corner on the chine. Drilled 3/8 inch counter sunk holes in it, and plan to attach with bronze screws and cover with an oak plug. Glassed the top of all of the strakes, except the forward 12 foot of the keel strake, will have to do that once it's installed. Ms Jones placed another coat of epoxy on the boat.
Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: Rbob on February 02, 2022, 08:45:31 PM
If the rail breaks or seems like it will you could try steam bending.  I used "nylon sterilization tubing" and a crab cooker to supply steam (1 hr.) thru the lid via a hole I drilled and added a hose adaptor:

On edit, steam bending did not work on the spray rails, it worked on the keel strip.  Spray rails wanted to twist so I ended up putting the spray rails on in several layers, 3 on the bend at the front.


Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: Lindy on February 05, 2022, 06:26:43 PM
Progress- Ended up using 2- 3/8 x3/4 pieces of white oak laminated together on the boat for my Auxiliary Spray rail. Worked much better than trying to bend a 3/4 x3/4 piece of white oak around the chine. Also got Ms Jones to fillets on the keel strake. Appreciated Brian's tip to use acetone and a old T-shirt to polish the fillets, worked quite well. Hopefully finish the spray rail fillets, glass the auxiliary spray rail and attach the Aft spray rail tomorrow, then will be done except a lot of fairing and painting. Planning to go to Seattle Boat Show next week to check out some "Bling" for my new boat, then to Winthrop for some Nordic skiing.
Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: Rbob on February 05, 2022, 07:54:34 PM
Nice to see some style lines on, glad to hear the spray rails went on great.

Wow Nordic skiing, I have been to Winthrop, Twisp and camped at Loup Loup.  I have not been skiing, only snowboarding.  Beautiful area.
Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: Lindy on February 07, 2022, 12:29:26 PM
Wrapped up a crazy month of boatbuilding. Got the outside of the hull put together and coated with epoxy. Going to let it bake for a week and then get to some sanding and fairing-ugg. Thanks Brian for the excellent plans and CNC programing, and thanks to Chuck for the excellent CNC kit, and that you all for advice and encouragement.
Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: Brian.Dixon on February 07, 2022, 01:13:05 PM
Wrapped up a crazy month of boatbuilding. Got the outside of the hull put together and coated with epoxy. Going to let it bake for a week and then get to some sanding and fairing-ugg. Thanks, Brian for the excellent plans and CNC programming, and thanks to Chuck for the excellent CNC kit, and you for all for your advice and encouragement.

Thanks for the kind words ... thank YOU for sharing all your work with us, on top of busy long days building a giant boat!

Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: Grady300 on February 11, 2022, 07:43:43 AM
Wrapped up a crazy month of boatbuilding. Got the outside of the hull put together and coated with epoxy. Going to let it bake for a week and then get to some sanding and fairing-ugg. Thanks, Brian for the excellent plans and CNC programming, and thanks to Chuck for the excellent CNC kit, and you for all for your advice and encouragement.

Thanks for the kind words ... thank YOU for sharing all your work with us, on top of busy long days building a giant boat!
Likewise Lindy thanks so much! Without Brian we would all be in something way less capable than a GA. I sell these kits in large part because I am a huge believer the GA is by far overall the best in it's class in so many ways. IMHO
Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: Djeffrey on February 11, 2022, 01:20:56 PM
Outstanding work. You guys are rockstars. Anybody who has finished a boat knows how quick you are progressing.
Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: Todd j on February 11, 2022, 09:55:39 PM
This project is moving fast.  Using the kit is clearly a huge savings in time.  More than one set of capable hands make the work easier all around.   Good job!
Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: Brian.Dixon on February 12, 2022, 01:23:36 PM
This project is moving fast.  Using the kit is clearly a huge savings in time.  More than one set of capable hands make the work easier all around.   Good job!

Kit makers exist on West and East coasts, and in Alaska.  Check out our kit's tab at: https://www.glacierboats.com
Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: Lindy on February 16, 2022, 07:58:10 PM
Back at it after a week down south. Had a long day with the festool sanders. Ms Jones and I sanded the boat, and washed down with ammonia water. Plan to put some fairing compound down tomorrow then another coat of epoxy and then, yes more sanding. Want to get the bottom painted before I flip the boat.
Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: Rbob on February 16, 2022, 08:57:47 PM
Ugh,

Sand, sand, sand and more sanding.


Does your Vacuum system keep up with the sanding dust? 
Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: Lindy on February 16, 2022, 09:39:11 PM
Yes,
I got a 5 inch and 3 1/2 inch festool sander with their vacuum system and it works great. Both sanders have an aggressive mode which chews through epoxy, and the vacuum system sucks out all the dust. For a bit today, I was using the 5 inch machine w/o the dust extractor while Ms Jones was using the 3 1/2 with the dust extractor and we created dust cloud and had to wear N-95 masks.
Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: Lindy on February 17, 2022, 08:45:22 PM
Today I was busy collecting boat units at work, I believe that 1 boat unit still equals 1000 dollars, but Ms Jones spread some glass balls and fairing compound on the the hull to smooth put some of the ripples that made their way through all of the fiberglass tape and cloth. I also spent 1 1/2 hours talking to Dan Boccia about my electrical system.He is a wealth of knowledge.  Given my lack of understanding of electrical systems and my desire to work with wood not wire, I am hoping Dan will take the lead on my design and install of my ever increasing and complex electrical system.
Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: Rbob on February 17, 2022, 10:51:00 PM
Wiring is way harder than sanding! (mentally) If Dan heads your electrical project you will be in good hands and money well spent.
 It has been a pain for me mainly because it is not my expertise and caused me lots of time thinking instead of doing. 

Time to break out the sanding blocks, hopefully you have some guide coat.  It makes knowing how far to sand easy. 

https://www.amazon.com/GUIDE-COAT-gram-white-cartridge/dp/B00LADGP0A/ref=sr_1_7?crid=1AH0V4BAAVAR5&keywords=guide+coat&qid=1645163309&sprefix=guide%2520coat%2Caps%2C129&sr=8-7 (https://www.amazon.com/GUIDE-COAT-gram-white-cartridge/dp/B00LADGP0A/ref=sr_1_7?crid=1AH0V4BAAVAR5&keywords=guide+coat&qid=1645163309&sprefix=guide%2520coat%2Caps%2C129&sr=8-7)
Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: Lindy on February 18, 2022, 08:14:01 AM
Thx Bob,
Yep bought some guide coat after my visit to your boat, interested in trying it out, never new something like that even existed.
Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: Rbob on February 18, 2022, 08:41:50 AM
Lindy,

One more tip, tell the Ms. the more bubbles you add to your mix the easier it sands...

on edit:

#40 - #60 grit to knock down the fairing compound, stay off of the glass it will take it down quick.  Then move to #80 -#120 to finish blocking. 
Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: Brian.Dixon on February 18, 2022, 08:44:35 AM
Lindy,

One more tip, tell the Ms. the more bubbles you add to your mix the easier it sands...

... and that the white "microspheres" sand easier (and feathers out better) than the pink/purple phenolic "microballoons" ... QuikFair seems to be the exception on microballoons ... it works great.

Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: Lindy on February 19, 2022, 06:58:38 PM
scrape, sand ,fill repeat, looks the same but feels smoother. Trying to keep Ms Jones happy as she is much better at this than myself.
Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: Lindy on February 19, 2022, 07:04:13 PM
Tonights sunset, the only way it could be more beautiful is if my Kodiak was tied up to my dock.
Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: Rbob on February 19, 2022, 07:34:36 PM
An amazing view!
Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: Lindy on February 26, 2022, 07:05:44 PM
Well, can report a bit of progress. After an amazing job of fairing, filling and sanding by Ms Jones, we got two coats of primer on  the bottom of the boat. Hopefully determine the line for the bottom paint, put that on and flip w/n a week.
Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: Rbob on February 26, 2022, 10:51:54 PM
Nice looking primer job, its gotta feel good to see color.  Ms Jones is multi-talented. 

 :)

 
Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: Grady300 on February 28, 2022, 07:01:22 AM
I am pretty sure you two have broken a record in the fastest start to flip yet!!!
Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: Lindy on February 28, 2022, 09:15:27 PM
Fast flip was because of  the  kit you sent us. Some assembly was required, but all parts fit perfectly. Hoping the next phase of building goes as smoothly as the first stage. I am going to get the hull off of the jig tomorrow and with help of a few friends who know how to move big things, flip on Wednesday.
Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: Grady300 on March 01, 2022, 07:30:26 AM
Lindy,

One more tip, tell the Ms. the more bubbles you add to your mix the easier it sands...

... and that the white "microspheres" sand easier (and feathers out better) than the pink/purple phenolic "microballoons" ... QuikFair seems to be the exception on microballoons ... it works great.
I'm a big fan of quickfair!!
Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: Grady300 on March 01, 2022, 07:38:28 AM
Fast flip was because of  the  kit you sent us. Some assembly was required, but all parts fit perfectly. Hoping the next phase of building goes as smoothly as the first stage. I am going to get the hull off of the jig tomorrow and with help of a few friends who know how to move big things, flip on Wednesday.
Thanks for the kind words. With Brian's lofting dimensions some cad work for programing 150k for a 5 axis 5'x12' CNC it's easy:) Thanks for all your patience and help with shipping! When I make my Inside Passage trip your way you guys are one of my stops!
Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: Lindy on March 02, 2022, 07:07:14 PM
Flipped today! Defiantly nerve racking but everything went smooth. Guess I am 50% done with only 90% left to finish. After flipping we did pray to Poseidon and his wife, sea goddess Amphitrite that my hull will never be upside down again.
Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: Rbob on March 02, 2022, 09:04:54 PM
Congrats on the flip, and very resourceful on your home-made jig that will help many do the same.

Always good to see your progress.
Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: Todd j on March 03, 2022, 06:42:18 AM
Wow, 2 months to flip.  Gotta be a record.  It took me 11 months!   I bet I waited 2 months for epoxy to set up.  Good work!
Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: json on March 03, 2022, 08:09:06 AM
Killer! Big milestone! And boat! Lol about 50% done with 90% left to finish.. I wish I would have listened when someone told me that... :)
Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: Lindy on March 04, 2022, 07:42:15 PM
taping chine to side panels, stringers to bottom and transom to bottom and sides. Lots of peanut butter!!! Wish I was 20 years younger with all that crawling and stooping, fortunately Ms Jones, is much more agile when it come to squatting and crawling around the bottom of the boat.
Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: Lindy on March 12, 2022, 09:30:44 PM
Continue to plug along, Awaiting my shipment of okoume plywood for the rest of my build, so focused on my under deck structure. Glued in the aft cuddy bulked support and the aft Pilot House  support as well as the auxiliary stringers. Fitted the plywood for the deck and cabin sole and glassed the bottom of the pieces. Also made a mock up of my forward water tank and took it to my local welder Paul Simpson at Simpco welding who will be building my tanks. Given the scarcity of qualified trade people these days feel so fortunate to have someone with 30 years experience building my tanks here in Juneau- thank you Paul. Will have him build my fuel tank once I get the blessing from Brian regarding the size and location- Thank you Brian. Burning through epoxy at a fast rate, so far about 40 gallons, have another 15 gallons coming my way, but will order another 15 gallons.
 
Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: Rbob on March 13, 2022, 08:57:05 AM
You and Ms Jones are making great progress, I see you raised the deck which will be a good thing.  I am sure you have lots to think about while waiting for more plywood.  So many stages of the build, always changing except the end goal of launching the boat for the first time. 

Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: Grady300 on March 14, 2022, 08:35:03 AM
Continue to plug along, Awaiting my shipment of okoume plywood for the rest of my build, so focused on my under deck structure. Glued in the aft cuddy bulked support and the aft Pilot House  support as well as the auxiliary stringers. Fitted the plywood for the deck and cabin sole and glassed the bottom of the pieces. Also made a mock up of my forward water tank and took it to my local welder Paul Simpson at Simpco welding who will be building my tanks. Given the scarcity of qualified trade people these days feel so fortunate to have someone with 30 years experience building my tanks here in Juneau- thank you Paul. Will have him build my fuel tank once I get the blessing from Brian regarding the size and location- Thank you Brian. Burning through epoxy at a fast rate, so far about 40 gallons, have another 15 gallons coming my way, but will order another 15 gallons.
I went through 105 gallons of Aero Marine epoxy
Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: Lindy on March 14, 2022, 02:42:39 PM
Built some drain plug sleeves. Used my CNC to boar out a hole in a 2 1/2 thick piece of scrap, filled the hole with resin and chopped fiberglass, after drying, back to the CNC and boared a 15/16 hole and cut out a 1 1/4 OD sleeve. Plan is to glue them in bulkheads and transom to work with standard drain plugs.
Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: Lindy on March 31, 2022, 08:30:20 PM
Back at it, was in Montana for a week,so project collected a bit of dust. Finally got my plywood, so was able to rough out my top layers of the shelves, Ms Jones will place some glass and epoxy to the underside tomorrow when I am working, and hopefully install this weekend. It has been sometime since I have made sawdust, kinda of enjoyable.
Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: Brian.Dixon on April 01, 2022, 07:22:42 AM
Back at it, was in Montana for a week,so project collected a bit of dust. Finally got my plywood, so was able to rough out my top layers of the shelves, Ms Jones will place some glass and epoxy to the underside tomorrow when I am working, and hopefully install this weekend. It has been sometime since I have made sawdust, kinda of enjoyable.

I'll be making a little sawdust this weekend too, but not (unfortunately!!) on a boat ... Now that we've finally landed back on a few acres with no CC&Rs or HOAs, we're restoring the lifestyle that we had in Alaska ... bit by bit.  We break ground on the house build next week and the foundation goes in right after.  Even though we're still living in our 28x40 shop, we did go ahead and get 4 layer chicks 3 weeks ago ... Planning on framing up the coop that I designed for them this weekend:

(https://www.glacierboats.com/images/coopFraming.jpg)

Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: Lindy on April 02, 2022, 09:20:32 AM
looks like the coop-deluxe. I assume you will be putting in wi-fi enabled climate control and entertainment center for your new girls.
Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: tom e on April 02, 2022, 10:09:03 AM
And not just climate and entertainment, but a web-enabled cam to keep an eye on 'em.   No need for a WiFi security  system though, a handful of geese will provide all the security you need.

However, I couldn't tell...will these be the free-range type?    ;D

te
Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: Lindy on April 02, 2022, 07:10:12 PM
Worked on my collision bulkhead, used lots of levels, pieces of door skin, hot glue and some patience- not my strong suit.
Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: Rbob on April 02, 2022, 07:47:28 PM
I think it is the most complex of the bulkheads, looks like a great fit.

 :)
Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: Brian.Dixon on April 02, 2022, 07:49:53 PM
looks like the coop-deluxe. I assume you will be putting in wi-fi enabled climate control and entertainment center for your new girls.

I don't even have that for myself!

In AK, we had a light on a timer to keep them laying in winter, but I think I'll do nothing this time... days are long enough in the Idaho winter!

I was smarter this time ... nesting boxes outside instead of in (they poop on the roof and more room for roosts is good) and the man-door is 80" tall ... nothing on the deck, easier to go in and clean.  Now I have to decide on linoleum ... hmmm....

Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: Brian.Dixon on April 02, 2022, 07:53:21 PM
And not just climate and entertainment, but a web-enabled cam to keep an eye on 'em.   No need for a WiFi security  system though, a handful of geese will provide all the security you need.

However, I couldn't tell...will these be the free-range type?    ;D

te

Door from coop to fenced-in (including on top) chicken yard behind the shop ... but a chicken tractor and door through the fence into it is coming.  Lots of bald eagles and mondo hawks around here, and dogs, raccoons, skunks, foxes.  The more natural forage the better ... they love it and you get the healthiest eggs that way.  No meat birds this year ... still settling in.  I'll get a couple of chicken funnels and at least one round of 25 meat birds next year.



Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: Lindy on April 09, 2022, 07:35:06 PM
Anchor well tacked in place. Got anchor well set and tacked tonight. Tried building a platform on the crash bulkhead to hold the anchor well deck, but could not get that to work. Ended up hot gluing some blocks on the boat sides after placing a piece of blue tape there and that heals the outer corners, and another block at the stem to hold the front. My anchor well is 7 inches deep and roughly follows the sheer ( not level as plans suggest) hopefully that will keep my E-Z anchor puller and drum out of my forward sight and not build too big of a water scoop if I take a big wave over the bow. Thanks Brian for taking my panic call to reassure that this was an ok thing to do. Brother Walt flys in tonight, so hope to begin workin backwards on the cabins. Ms Jones glassed the sheer shelves today while at work, and hopefully she will make my anchor well look pretty tomorrow.

BTW- Shout out to Randy for his YouTube channel on his build. Videos are excellent and full of great tips.Nice to have him a bit further along, so I can check out what he is doing before I jump in. THANK YOU RANDY
Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: Rbob on April 09, 2022, 10:45:23 PM
Good to see some progress, a bit slow on the forum lately.  Hot glue gun has been my favorite jig/fixture for attaching bulkheads or almost anything that needs a temporary hold.

Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: Brian.Dixon on April 10, 2022, 12:23:35 PM

Great idea in sloping the forward end of the anchor deck upward toward the bow ... will help drain water out through the two drains at the aft end.

Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: Lindy on April 11, 2022, 06:50:45 PM
Working on many things at once.
Fitted cuddy sole and support, glassed them, waiting for them to dry
Tacked forward cuddy bulkhead, waiting for it to dry
Coated inside of side panel blanks and bunk blanks, waiting for them to dry
Made my cuddy roof supports out of yellow cedar, placing a 20 inch hatch in the cuddy so had to do some router and table saw work to make a flat area on top of my roof to bed the hatch in, saturated with epoxy, waiting for the pieces to dry
Ms Jones filleted and taped in the aft cuddy bulkhead, and gave the cuddy area one final coat of epoxy, waiting for it to dry.
Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: Rbob on April 11, 2022, 07:14:48 PM
RE:
 "20 inch hatch in the cuddy so had to do some router and table saw work to make a flat area on top of my roof to bed the hatch in"

That looks way easier than what I did making a flat spot on top of my roof already sheathed roof.

Builders are going to learn a lot from this thread.  Great job as always.

 
Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: Lindy on April 12, 2022, 07:10:06 PM
attached cuddy side panels and my hatch frame to the boat. scarfed my plywood for the cuddy roof, hopefully put a lid on the cuddy tomorrow. Got to use a lot of clamps to attach my inner battens to the top of the cuddy side panels. Kinda fun for an obsessed boatbuilder like me.
Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: Brian.Dixon on April 13, 2022, 07:13:07 AM
attached cuddy side panels and my hatch frame to the boat. scarfed my plywood for the cuddy roof, hopefully put a lid on the cuddy tomorrow. Got to use a lot of clamps to attach my inner battens to the top of the cuddy side panels. Kinda fun for an obsessed boatbuilder like me.

Can't wait to start building another boat myself ... but right now, we're living (and storing stuff) in our big shop while waiting on the house build ... likely not done until a year from ... long lead times and labor shortages are really stretching out the schedule.

Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: Rbob on April 13, 2022, 07:51:48 AM
It keeps getting bigger!  So cool to see the team Lindy progress.
Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: Lindy on April 14, 2022, 07:22:31 PM
Cut out the cuddy cabin roof today, was nice to have the hatch hole to work through. Did not attach as Ms Jones wants to coat it with 3 coats of epoxy before putting it up. Apparently her gorgeous blond curly hair doesn't like epoxy in it, so for marital harmony will not ask her to roll epoxy overhead.For me, being bald, a little epoxy on the scalp is no big deal. Also fitted the bunk sidewalks,and cut out the bunk platform and fitted 2 access hatches. will coat the underside and add a few stiffeners before attaching.
Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: Rbob on April 14, 2022, 08:38:26 PM
Vinegar is your friend for removing epoxy safely!
Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: Todd j on April 14, 2022, 09:02:08 PM
You two are killing it!
Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: Brian.Dixon on April 15, 2022, 02:58:38 PM
Cut out the cuddy cabin roof today, was nice to have the hatch hole to work through. Did not attach as Ms Jones wants to coat it with 3 coats of epoxy before putting it up. Apparently her gorgeous blond curly hair doesn't like epoxy in it, so for marital harmony will not ask her to roll epoxy overhead.For me, being bald, a little epoxy on the scalp is no big deal. Also fitted the bunk sidewalks,and cut out the bunk platform and fitted 2 access hatches. will coat the underside and add a few stiffeners before attaching.

... Yeah, and the epoxy helps keep toupes on!

Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: Lindy on April 23, 2022, 06:56:05 PM
Was able to permanently install my cuddy bunk top and cuddy roof. Then turned to the less than glamours job of finishing up my under-deck structure. Got my water tank installed, cleats to support my floor and saturation of plywood endgrane. Hopefully install my fuel tank and get the cabin floor installed before moving on to my cabin superstructure. Like having the flat, covered platform to work off of.
Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: Brian.Dixon on April 24, 2022, 07:24:54 AM

Yeah, having a flat deck to walk on is a real vacation ... no more slippery, dusty, sloped surfaces :)
Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: Rbob on April 24, 2022, 07:46:51 AM
One of the best parts is being able to walk on the deck, every step is closer to finished.

Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: Lindy on April 25, 2022, 02:53:23 PM
Filled up the belly with fuel and water tanks.
Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: Brian.Dixon on April 26, 2022, 07:54:01 AM

Were those locally made tanks, or off the shelf?  That's a lotta gas... :D ... maybe name your boat "Navy Bean", LOL ...


Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: Rbob on April 26, 2022, 08:49:45 AM
That pic makes my knees and back hurt, lots of work goes in "under the deck".

I was wondering about the limber holes, I could have made mine bigger looking back.

Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: Lindy on April 26, 2022, 08:52:38 AM
A local welder Paul Simpson made them for me. He has been in the business for 30 years and is a master craftsman. He had lots of good ideas on tank design, including running a pipe on the inside of the tank from the aft end to the fwd end of the tank so we can vent from the front of the tank, and still keep the fittings on the aft end. Tanks are hung from stringers with airflow all around them. Hoping to seal off the fuel tank compartment from the rest of the bilge and put a 3 inch pipe into attached to a bilge blower to provide ventilation. Cabin deck going on for good today.
Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: Lindy on April 26, 2022, 08:57:15 AM
I put 2 inch limber holes everywhere except in the fuel tank compartment. I plan on putting a 15/16 inch hole in the aft fuel tank bulkhead so it can drain if any water gets into it, but I can still plug it with a standard transom drain plug, also put a 4 1/2 inch access and ventilation hole that I can open when the boat is out of the water.
Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: Lindy on April 27, 2022, 07:51:10 PM
Our cabin has a sole! Placed plywood over my water tank and fwd end of fuel tank. Ms Jones filleted and glassed the seams. 1/2 inch meranti plywood seems plenty strong, will coat with epoxy and eventually, per Ms Jones, will place 1/4 inch teak and holly on the floor for that yachty look. Awaiting fuel hose and fuel sensor, then will build motor well and cover rest  of deck next. I think it will be more pleasant building my pilot house once I have the floor covered with a sturdy and flat deck. Thank you all for all the input on the Helm seat. West Marine has a 20% off sale on Springfield seats, so may push the buy button, if I get the ok from Ms Jones.
Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: Rbob on April 27, 2022, 11:08:15 PM
Very nice clean install, good time to get out the roller skates.  Teak and Holly? wow, wow, wow!!!  I cant wait to see it.

Master craftsman at work for sure.  I look forward to all the pics to come.

Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: Brian.Dixon on April 28, 2022, 07:41:56 AM

The main deck is one of the most satisfying things that there is to put in your boat!  Humans work best on flat surfaces :)

Teak & Holly!  You guys are building a cadillac!
Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: Lindy on May 02, 2022, 08:10:25 PM
Messed around with fuel tank fittings most of the day. Tapped and attached my fuel sensor, plumbed my fuel supply line and vent hose into the tank. Initially had some issues screwing stainless fittings into the aluminum tank, but finally coated everything with anti-seize and everything worked fine. Will permanently install aft deck tomorrow, then I can start working on the main cabin.
Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: Brian.Dixon on May 03, 2022, 06:54:58 AM

Details details ... it takes time :)

Are you planning on launching this summer?  I assume you've got a Fall king run in the Juneau area?
Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: Lindy on May 03, 2022, 08:16:55 AM
Nope,
Lots of wait time for motors, and I want lots of time to trick out the inside, also have to figure out how to get my 9 ft 4 inch beam boat out of my 9 ft wide door. Hopefully launch next spring.
Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: Brian.Dixon on May 03, 2022, 11:14:02 AM

Reminds me of the guy that I saw who built a canoe in his 2nd floor apartment then lowered it to the ground through a window ... too long to make the turns for the stairway :)

I wonder if laying the boat over onto one side, e.g. 14 degree layover, the deadrise angle, would make it fit?  Roll it out on big dowels or something? 
Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: Lindy on May 04, 2022, 08:00:20 PM
Worked on the windshield for most of the day, cut out blanks, made marking jig to mark the fwd end of the roof and figured out window sizes, given the minimal wood left after cutting out windows, decided to make the windshield out of 1/2 inch instead of 1/4 inch with doublers around the window. Plan is to leave the okoume  bright for this section of the boat. Ms Jones was able to lay 9 oz cloth on the deck. Tomorrow will do final fwd window cut out, start to finish them on the bench, tape the deck to side seams and possibly start on the aft cabin bulkhead.
Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: Rbob on May 04, 2022, 08:46:56 PM
I check here every night to see what you have got done, always looks like a pro did it and a lot gets done.  :)
Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: Brian.Dixon on May 05, 2022, 07:09:39 AM

I've seen folks use a variety of 'wood flour' types in order to get fillets to match the color of the plywood ... when finishing bright.  Maple or birch flour, walnut, or mahogany ...
Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: Lindy on May 05, 2022, 07:52:54 PM
Thanks Brian,
I think the color of the system 3 wood flower matches good enough, however will have to get the ok from Ms Jones. Hit it hard today, finished cutting out the windshield panels and put glass on the outside of them. Ended up leaving 4 inches of room above my cutout for my wipers- thanks Dan for the urgent consult. Ms Jones filleted and glassed the deck to side panel joint. Also was able to cut out my aft cabin bulkhead. Moved the door off center to make it easier to build a bigger table area. Given my lack of patience for detail work, decided to go with a Diamond Sea Gaze door. Was going to try to glass the bulkhead, but was already into 11 hours in the shop, so called it quits for the day.
Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: Rbob on May 05, 2022, 08:10:28 PM
Looking good Lindy,

You have a secret shop?  More space is better for sure.  So far Chuck has the largest shop I have seen for boat building.   
Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: Lindy on May 05, 2022, 09:10:13 PM
my shop is plugged with the boat and my tools. Weather was good, so moved my bulkhead cutout to my barn, Hopefully use the barn for the cabin roof during the warm summer weather.
Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: Brian.Dixon on May 05, 2022, 09:12:59 PM

Great progress!  Maybe you can swing by and help on my new chicken coop ... the birds are getting too big for the brood box!

Off-center house door?  I forget .. did you share a sketch of your interior layout?
Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: Lindy on May 05, 2022, 10:38:36 PM
Ms Jones has not determined the final cabin layout, but hopefully with the cabin taking shape we can get it nailed down and share with the group. Given the extra beam the Kodiak offered, it seemed to me that I could plan on 2 foot  or so wide counters on the starbord side and 3 foot or so wide area for table on the port side. Given this, it made sense to me to cheat the door starboard a bit. Hopefully it doesn't look weird and is a better use of space, if not, there is always a sawzall.
Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: Todd j on May 05, 2022, 11:21:23 PM
I think it will look just fine.  Pretty much what I did with the standard GA.
Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: Brian.Dixon on May 06, 2022, 06:59:39 AM

Offset doors are common and look fine.  You can have a larger dinette table and wider extra bunk on the port side too, if you want one.

Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: Lindy on May 07, 2022, 03:21:35 PM
Installed windshield and Aft cabin bulkhead this morning, on to honey do list for the rest of the weekend
Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: json on May 07, 2022, 05:36:47 PM
Very cool. I like the regular slant on the windshield. I canít think of a GA that has been built with a windshield like that off the top of my head. You are making great progress!
Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: Rbob on May 07, 2022, 08:31:48 PM
Wow!  You need a bigger shop...
Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: Lindy on May 07, 2022, 11:03:31 PM
The Thanks for the encouragement , I want this thing to look like a 1970's Tollycraft ,or Grand Banks, but move like a 2022 North River with twin 450's while only needing twin 150's
Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: Brian.Dixon on May 08, 2022, 02:49:54 PM

I can't quite tell ... are the windows vertical, or perpendicular to the cuddy roof or exactly what?  Inquiring minds have need to know ... crowded, I know, but a side shot would be cool :D
Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: Lindy on May 08, 2022, 08:19:01 PM
Per design specks page 51 part 2,14 degrees off vertical, ended up 100 degrees off the cabin roof not 98 degrees, don't know if bad trigonometry by the designer or a little sloppy work by the builder, I assume the latter.
Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: Brian.Dixon on May 09, 2022, 07:37:17 AM
Per design specks page 51 part 2,14 degrees off vertical, ended up 100 degrees off the cabin roof not 98 degrees, don't know if bad trigonometry by the designer or a little sloppy work by the builder, I assume the latter.

Looks great!  But since it's 2 degrees off, I'd throw the whole boat away and start over ... try to get it right for a change!  You can't trust that designer...

:D

Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: Lindy on May 09, 2022, 07:43:59 PM
Nope, not going to throw out either the boat or the designer. A "few degrees off" catchy boat name, Kinda like the builder.
Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: Brian.Dixon on May 10, 2022, 07:40:18 AM
Nope, not going to throw out either the boat or the designer. A "few degrees off" catchy boat name, Kinda like the builder.

I always thought that the perfect name for an Alaskan fishing boat would be the "Frigid Hooker" ... what's funnier than that? :D


Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: Lindy on May 10, 2022, 07:19:39 PM
Interesting name, not sure the "fridgid hooker" would catch many fish though.
Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: Lindy on May 12, 2022, 11:11:51 PM
No boat work this weekend. First trip of the year .Beautiful sunny day left Juneau, rounding point Couverdin heading west. Fair weather mountains in the distance.
Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: Brian.Dixon on May 13, 2022, 08:01:06 AM

 Spectacular!
Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: Lindy on May 13, 2022, 11:02:56 PM
Ms Jones She jigged up a nice one from 150 feet
Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: Rbob on May 14, 2022, 08:01:21 AM
The view is like no other I have seen, It definitely is a place on my bucket list ....

Nice size halibut too!

on edit,  it does look cold.  Brrrr.
Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: Lindy on May 17, 2022, 02:36:39 PM
Got back at it. cut out lower cabin side panels,transition shelf and cabin side panels (big pile of sawdust). Installed the lower side panels, and transition shelf, used upper side panels to try to keep shelf level. Will take upper side panels back off and finish them on the bench once Ms Jones's fillets harden up.
Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: Rbob on May 17, 2022, 05:24:21 PM
Amazing to see!!
Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: Djeffrey on May 17, 2022, 06:47:39 PM
Outstanding
Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: rhenryinoregon on May 17, 2022, 08:20:20 PM
Nice work Lindy. Moving quickly. Cool to see the family helping out!
Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: Lindy on May 18, 2022, 11:19:25 PM
Yes, it is nice having Ms Jones help out, sure speeds up the process and adds an element of quality control that I sometimes do not have. Unfortunately, she is off to Ireland to take her 90 year old mother back home to visit the extended family, so I am on my own for a few weeks. Today,I made my cabin rooftop beams out of white oak. Uses my CNC to make a template for a pattern cutting bit, and used my router to cut out the beams. Amazing what a sharp router bit will do. I also cut scarfs on my 3 1/2 sheets of 1/4 ply for my cabin roof and coated them with epoxy. We have a stretch of good weather, so I can use my barn for coating sheets of plywood as my shop is full with the boat. My plan is to make a sandwich roof with two layers of 1/4 inch ply with insulation and room for wiring between them. Plan to build right on the top of the boat, and "scarf in place" the pieces of plywood. Would love any thoughts on this idea, also suggestions on what to use for insulation between the layers.
Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: Rbob on May 19, 2022, 07:50:42 AM
LIndy,

Awesome job on the roof supports, beautiful wood as a bonus.  FishyFish forum has foam roof examples using the pink foam, Dan B used a lot of PVC rigid foam on his build although I dont remember his roof.  I used pvc rigid 1/2 foam sandwich on my roof I used 1/2" plywood on the perimeter overhang extending inward a few inches to the interior.

I would have put in solid (plywood) blocking for the light fixtures and radar mound if I knew where I was going to put them.   
Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: Dan Boccia on May 19, 2022, 10:57:31 PM
With only 1/4" ply on both sides, you definitely want to put thought into where antennas, roof rail mounts, radar tower, interior hand rails (if any), etc. will be, because these will be through-bolted and will compress the sandwich construction, so you'll want solid blocking there. This was a big headache for my build that I wish I had thought through ahead of time better.
Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: Djeffrey on May 20, 2022, 07:29:31 AM
Your cabin looks huge. What did you decide for a ceiling height ?
Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: Lindy on May 20, 2022, 08:23:43 AM
Cabin is 11 feet long, 6 ft 3 high. Outside deck is 3 1/2 inches higher, so top of House is 5 11 1/2 off aft deck, kinda short but I am only 5 ft 8 inches. Lots of compromises figuring out how long and how high to make the cabin. As with all things boat, everything is never going to be perfect, so that's why we keep building new ones.
Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: Lindy on May 21, 2022, 07:43:58 PM
Got the cabin roof on today, after about 10 hours, 3 1/2 sheets of plywood, and about 1000 screws its on. Scarfed the sheets in place on the roof beams. We will see tomorrow how it all turns out. Overhang on aft deck is 14 inches with the 3 1/2 sheets, will await Ms Jones's return from Ireland to figure where to lop it off, plans call for minimal overhang aft, but boating in a rainforest, a bit may be nice.
Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: Rbob on May 21, 2022, 10:06:41 PM
Long day for sure, did you get any help? Looking better every day Lindy!
 
Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: Brian.Dixon on May 22, 2022, 07:49:06 AM

Looks fantastic!  And I think you're the first to scarf-in-place the house roof!

Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: Todd j on May 22, 2022, 09:41:24 PM
Looks great.  Your sure moving fast!
Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: Lindy on May 25, 2022, 10:02:58 PM
Took all of screws out of my "scarf in place " support pieces, filled the holes, and put a 3rd coat of epoxy on the top of the roof. Happy how that turned out. Installed the 1 inch spacers to accommodate my roof insulation and ceiling wiring. Done with the top until Dan and his team does his wiring magic on the top of the boat. Focused on my traditional motor well in the aft, Cut and tacked in the side walls, decided on minimal aft compartments, just enough to hide the wiring and fuel hoes and maybe the fuel filters. Built a shelf in under the engine well in the bilge to hold starter batteries, assuming the boat can handle that weight aft. Walked the dog, watered the garden and feed the chickens.Done for the day
Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: Grady300 on May 26, 2022, 08:39:43 AM
how much dance floor did you end up with now that you have your motor well located? If I was living up in Alaska I would have made a longer wheelhouse also, good call extending your WH. 
Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: Lindy on May 26, 2022, 07:57:09 PM
Dance floor is 6 1/2 feet (6 feet 5 7/8inches per Brians spec's)to the front of the motor well, 9 feet to the transom, there is about 16 inches on each side of the motor well back to the transom.Always a compromise on deck vs cabin space, but I think plenty of room to dance with a 100 pound halibut flopping around or hold a half a dozen Sitka Black tails.
Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: Brian.Dixon on May 27, 2022, 07:34:29 AM
Dance floor is 6 1/2 feet (6 feet 5 7/8inches per Brians spec's)to the front of the motor well, 9 feet to the transom, there is about 16 inches on each side of the motor well back to the transom.Always a compromise on deck vs cabin space, but I think plenty of room to dance with a 100 pound halibut flopping around or hold a half a dozen Sitka Black tails.

 ;D ;D ;D 8)
Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: Grady300 on May 27, 2022, 10:22:11 AM
Dance floor is 6 1/2 feet (6 feet 5 7/8inches per Brians spec's)to the front of the motor well, 9 feet to the transom, there is about 16 inches on each side of the motor well back to the transom.Always a compromise on deck vs cabin space, but I think plenty of room to dance with a 100 pound halibut flopping around or hold a half a dozen Sitka Black tails.
Just put the Halli on top of the Black Tail :)
Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: Lindy on May 29, 2022, 08:02:37 PM
Morning work,
Put together the ass end of the boat, traditional motor well, no swim step. After hearing Jason's troubles, there is going to be no Jack on the ass of my boat. Was going to mount it in place, but given how hard it makes it to get into the boat, will wait until I got most of the interior finished before permanently installing.
Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: Lindy on May 29, 2022, 08:09:30 PM
Afternoon work,
Cut out pieces for my port propane locker, holds 2-20lb bottles as I will be using propane for cooking and heating. Also cut out pieces for my aft steering station. Got them on the bench, and covering with 6 oz cloth. Got to go back to my real job for a few days, so besides applying a bit a of cloth and resin here and there, will not be able to get much done.
Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: Brian.Dixon on May 29, 2022, 08:18:35 PM

My preference, especially for the longer versions of the boat, is to have the heavy items concentrated near (or just behind) the center of gravity.  Even a 6" manual jack plate helps balance out f'w'd weight ... and they hardly weigh more than a fixed (hole to hole adjustment) bracket.  These boats are big enough, and have a big enough payload capacity, to make them pretty forgiving though.

Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: Dan Boccia on May 30, 2022, 03:33:42 PM
Aft steering station looks great!

That propane locker looks problematic. Is there a bottom drain 1/2" or larger (inside diameter, so typically at least 3/4" hose) out the port side? It doesn't look like the locker is high enough to allow this while also allowing the thru-hull to be well above the waterline. Here's an article with a good discussion and cartoon of the required parts:
https://www.practical-sailor.com/systems-propulsion/some-propane-dos-and-donts (https://www.practical-sailor.com/systems-propulsion/some-propane-dos-and-donts)

Perhaps you're thinking of locating this whole works further up that wall rather than sitting on the deck - that was sort of the impression I had when we briefly discussed this awhile back...?
Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: Lindy on May 30, 2022, 07:06:34 PM
my plan was to drill a hole out of the bottom -outboard side of the locker, overboard. given my 3 1/2 inch raised deck, I thought it would be well enough above waterline to be a constant vent and not fill the locker with sea water. Sound reasonable??
Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: Dan Boccia on May 30, 2022, 08:39:54 PM
Yes, that is reasonable.
It's possible (likely actually) that if you put your pot puller on that side, some water will backflow into the propane locker, especially if there's some wind and a bit of a sea rolling. So keep that in mind.

If you're talking about a small, say 1/2" to 3/4" inside diameter scupper, that's fine. If you're planning to run some sort of hose, you cannot put a loop or backflow trap in the line - it has to be pitched to drain out all the way per ABYC. So in this case, I think I'd advocate for the scupper approach.
Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: Brian.Dixon on May 31, 2022, 06:57:47 AM

Dan ... Just thought I'd say thanks for all the safety and electrical knowledge you provide ... I speak for all when I say you're greatly appreciated around here.

Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: Rbob on May 31, 2022, 08:09:44 PM
Great progress as always Lindy!

Can you elaborate on the fish compartment lid? Custom made or stock item?

Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: Lindy on May 31, 2022, 08:49:31 PM
Hatch in the deck is an Anchor Marine 24 X36 watertight hatch. It is a beautiful well made hatch which has an elaborate closing mechanism. It is not crazy heavy, but had to sign up for a few extra shifts in the ER to pay for it. Lots of commercial fishing  boats up here have them. The one on the vertical wall of my motor well is a large Bomar access hatch.
Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: Dan Boccia on June 01, 2022, 02:14:39 AM
An Anchor Marine Agile quick-release hatch! That's a work of art. Haven't actually gotten my hands on one, have eyeballed them from afar though.

Brian, thanks for the kind words. Too many boats have blown up, burned, or their owners have suffered equipment not working properly or being set up so things are a hassle or uncomfortable to use while on the water. I'm motivated to find reasonable, efficient ways to build a safe boat that functions intuitively so their owners (me included) can get on with their adventures without tripping all over their boats. Your hull designs are an excellent venue for my efforts, especially in the hands of builders like Lindy and his team here. Already dreaming of building another boat which is silly. Onward!
Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: Brian.Dixon on June 01, 2022, 07:31:49 AM

Thank you, Dan!  ;) ;D 8)
Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: Lindy on June 16, 2022, 11:17:43 PM
Not much progress as summer is full on. Ms Jones has put a few licks in recently, filleting and taping all the seams. She has done a lot of scraping along the way in hopes of making the fairing process go smoother in the future.
Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: Rbob on June 17, 2022, 08:03:23 AM
I really like how you did the hatch Lindy.  Your boat looks amazing and I cant wait to see more.

Cheers!
Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: Lindy on July 03, 2022, 08:26:00 PM
With the good weather I have not been getting much done on the boat. I am building a 16 by 40 foot Stimson bow roof Shed to house the boat when I am COMPLETELY done. Put 2 foot pony walls all around, so hopefully have enough clearance. Tried to us a tall ladder to attach the ridge to the bows, but too dangerous for this old man, so got a man lift, boy did that make it easy to build this tall thing.
Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: Lindy on July 03, 2022, 08:28:04 PM
try picture again
Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: Rbob on July 04, 2022, 07:07:02 AM
 8)
Lindy, that is a shed I always wanted to build, it will be perfect.  I am curious about why a short stem wall, I am sure you have drawn it out.  I was thinking of painting and narror scaffold walkways around the sides, ladder use etc.

Always great to see what u are up too.


Did you and Mrs. Jones get a chance for black cod fishing? 
Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: Brian.Dixon on July 04, 2022, 08:19:04 AM

You were able to get the Stimson Bow Roof plans?  They've been pretty unresponsive ... kinda figured they'd retired or something...
Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: Lindy on July 04, 2022, 08:21:26 AM
I had an old copy that I used 25 years ago when I built my first boat.
Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: Lindy on July 04, 2022, 10:45:23 AM
Short stem wall was to give me the necessary height to fit the boat into while keeping the thing 16 foot wide ( 10 foot 3 inches). If you want the plans, I can send them to you. I don't think I will be building another one in 25 years. No black cod yet, lots of halibut, few Kings, waiting for my buddy Peter to get done crab fishing and we will long line for them in his boat. Once my new boat is done, I will be able to set slinky pots for them, but need lots of line as they are down 1500 feet or so.
Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: Brian.Dixon on July 04, 2022, 11:29:10 AM

Are those king crab down that deep?  Or snow crab?  You're going to need a good davit and hauler!



Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: Lindy on July 04, 2022, 06:21:17 PM
King crab are about 250 feet deep up here. Black Cod are at 1500 feet deep, and recently people have been getting them in these collapsable light weight "cod pots". The commercial boys are also using them for black cod as the whales have became very efficient in sucking off the black cod of long lines when they are halled up from the bottom.
I am planning to put on a discovery bay pot puller on the boat.
Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: Brian.Dixon on July 05, 2022, 07:49:35 AM

Nice ... I've never tried the black cod that you're fishing for.  I just looked them up, and the Alaskan ones are 1000-2000+ feet down.  Off the Oregon coast, I've caught what locals call 'black cod', but it's not the same at all ... smaller, quality not as high, and they're the top 100' of water or so... rockfish territory.


Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: Todd j on July 05, 2022, 05:20:19 PM
Itís the season guess.  I have watched several videos of these sheds being built  and been making a list of places to try to get plans as well.  Where I am I donít know for sure if I would be ďallowedĒ to build one with or without a stamped plan
Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: Brian.Dixon on July 05, 2022, 05:32:49 PM
Itís the season guess.  I have watched several videos of these sheds being built  and been making a list of places to try to get plans as well.  Where I am I donít know for sure if I would be ďallowedĒ to build one with or without a stamped plan

Hey ... Just for my library, I just bought the Bow Roof shed plans .. $25 w/shipping.  Their website is now modern and easy to use!!

bd

Title: Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
Post by: Lindy on July 06, 2022, 08:40:56 PM
Knocked out the 16X 40 shed today with the help of Ms Jones and young Ms Ord, they  were monkeys crawling up and down the structure. I am impressed how solid this thing built out of 1x3's is. Guess the Romans knew what they were doing when they designed the Gothic arch. Need to do a big clean up of my shop than hopefully back to the boat, although still lots of summer fun that needs to happen before that.