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Messages - Brian.Dixon

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The bracket looks nice.  Just make sure they'll let you return it if the steering cylinder doesn't marry with it well.  That's what happened to me.

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Well ... you're officially on the naughty list now!  That's 4 feet beyond recommended and I also don't recommend the 'lift out of the water' style (aka Armstrong) brackets.  It'll be interesting to see how the boat turns out.  Make sure you build heavy.  (You been drinking with Dave again?)  :D  Love the moaning chair ... hope you don't need it!


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Nice seat... say, is that a 4" jack plate?  Got a link for that?  It looks really nice and compact, light weight.


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Looks great from here, Randy!  Crack open a cold one - you deserve it for a job well done!  Is your shop feeling tighter and tighter?  Your boat's looking bigger and bigger!  :D


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One technique that helps, and I say as a last resort, is to use PL Cement on the stringers (ONLY) ... using thickened epoxy for stem and transom glue areas.  This works fine and buys a lot of time for the lonely builders out there.  Nobody's done it on a Great Alaskan yet, but folks building larger Tolmans have used it successfully.  You'd have to be careful to back-fill between the stringers and hull afterwards before you make fillets and glass those seams.  But if your combination of shop temperature and hardener speed (use slow hardener) result in too-short of a pot life, then the PL Cement is an option that I'd support.


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You guys are starting a trend!  Just a few years ago, the answer to the bow thruster question was always NO ... but now there are a lot more options and the answer can now be YES!


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Roll-up clear vinyl door w/velcro straps to hold it in place when rolled up, magnets to hold it closed!  You wouldn't be the first ...


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You're planning on extending bottom panels and stringers for the Euro transom that'll carry those 150s, right?  How long will your Kodiak be, including the aft bottom extension?


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I've probably missed a correction somewhere, but can't find a good number for the lofting of the bottom panels at 30".  Sheet 006C 30" lofting has a typo or something...  looks like 26" and 2 9/16 or maybe 2 5/8".

Getting ready to loft the front panel and will see which number makes it more fair.

--dave
26 9/16" is your number for bottom panel lofting at 30"

Good catch!  I didn't realize the drawing has scrunched up numbers like that!  Here's the loftings, un-scrunched!  (I'll get the drawing uploaded sometime today - you'll know it by the updated date at the website).  Top is chine lofting, bottom is fairbody lofting:


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Sweet!  You got all the angles, window proportions etc just right ... it looks like a go-fast boat!  Nice...
Thanks Brian, it's pretty easy when I have such good plans and fantastic support from Glacier Boat of Alaska!!!

...blush  ;)

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Sweet!  You got all the angles, window proportions etc just right ... it looks like a go-fast boat!  Nice...


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General Discussion about the Great Alaskan / Re: Gathering of GA boats
« on: April 04, 2021, 05:57:25 PM »
Grady, I am definitely planning on being there with my boat. Iím also staying on my boat, so would like a water spot. Please keep me updated and I will register.

Sweet!  Looking forward to seeing your fine boat!

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Beautiful work!  You can tell by how nicely all the parts fit together!


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General Discussion about the Great Alaskan / Re: Gathering of GA boats
« on: April 01, 2021, 01:14:33 PM »

No registration before end of April!  How'd I miss that?  Too excited I guess :)

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