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For me itís a trade off also. Everything we do on these boats can affect safety. For example an unfused wire to me is an unforgivable sin in boat building. Do it right, take every safety precaution you can ( I.e. detectors)

General Discussion about the Great Alaskan / Re: Helm Seats
« on: June 23, 2022, 03:57:44 PM »
I could

I know there has been some talk in the past on whether or not to use propane appliances in the cabin. I recently installed a safety shut off switch. It works great, it enables me to turn the propane on and off from inside the cabin, so when Iím not using propane it is off at the bottle.

She looks fantastic. That 350 will tow it like itís not even there. I think we should start a pool on its weight. My guess is 4500 pounds maybe less without fuel.

Your cabin looks huge. What did you decide for a ceiling height ?

General Discussion about the Great Alaskan / Re: MPH vs MPG
« on: May 18, 2022, 07:37:59 AM »
So many factors, weight placement and amount, engine, engine height. On and on. I think one big factor in my test is that I only had 20-30 gal fuel on board. If I had more weight I think it would do exactly what it should at 20. Iíll see this summer. Brian, I could not be happier with your design, I love this boat.

The boat looks great. Looks like youíre enjoying yourself.


General Discussion about the Great Alaskan / MPH vs MPG
« on: May 17, 2022, 06:12:55 PM »
Finally got back on the water this year after getting my electronics hooked up to NEMA 2000 last winter.  Here are my numbers at different MPH

MPH.                MPG

10.                   4.3
15.                   4.87
20.                   4.8
25.                   4.3
30.                   4.0
35.                   2.84

It looks like the sweet spot is right at 15 mph ( almost on plane) not what I would have guessed. My engine is a single Yamaha 200

I put one on my 200 Yamaha because it came with it. I have never needed to use it, even after I cleaned my fuel filter this winter. It is a backflow device, thatís how I see it.

General Discussion about the Great Alaskan / Re: Helm Seats
« on: May 03, 2022, 06:32:46 AM »
Option: after shopping for good seats I decided to try using some third row seats out of an suv I found on craigslist. It took a little fabrication but we love them. I payed $100 so if it didnít work I would just toss them. They both recline. Sounds a little funky but an option.

General Discussion about the Great Alaskan / Re: Hatches and floors
« on: March 10, 2022, 07:23:02 AM »
Jason, where did you order your engine hose and fitting into your rear deck, very clean.

Brian is outstanding. I wanted to add my two cents, this is such a difficult placement. I too worked with Brian when I placed my tanks, and it is very similar to your set up. I think I ended up with my tank being just a touch forword. Meaning, when the boat is at rest I have an ever so slight tip to the bow.  I have only one issue with that, and that is my back deck drains slightly forward. The advantage is my boat gets on plane very easily. I could have corrected the back deck issue by simply sloping it aft 1 inch when I layed the deck. Itís impossible to know for sure until you get the boat on the water so think about sloping that back deck. 🍻 cheers

Outstanding work. You guys are rockstars. Anybody who has finished a boat knows how quick you are progressing.

Projects - Glacier Boats of Alaska boat projects / Re: spray rail question
« on: February 02, 2022, 08:33:36 AM »
I glassed mine in and painted. It was a bit more work but am glad that I did it. I donít see any maintenance of them being needed for a long time if ever.

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