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Messages - Grady300

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Looking really good! Nicely done, sir, and very helpful as Iím looking ahead. Thanks for posting the photos.
Thanks Randy, First light coat of primer in the cuddy.

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Size?  Haha ... wait until you turn her over and say "WHAT did I get myself into!?  This thing is HUGE!"  :D
YEP I SECOND WHAT BRIAN SAID!!!!!

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Been dry fitting some of the wheelhouse items while pre-glassing other parts. It always helps me to mock stuff up before going too far.

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General Discussion about the Great Alaskan / Re: Fuel system
« on: February 15, 2021, 04:17:22 PM »
Dan, I have that situation on my WideBody. The fill is about 4" higher than my vent on a nearby vertical surface, I have to watch real close not to overfill my take or it comes out the vent on my locker face. I won't make that mistake again, I like your idea coming up the wing. I will have to look at that

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Your moving along pretty good!

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General Discussion about the Great Alaskan / Re: Fuel system
« on: February 13, 2021, 08:29:19 PM »
The attached is pretty much what I am doing ( not doing the vented cap) I think you only need to make sure your vent will ALWAYS be higher than the fuel inlet to your outboard (read that somewhere) and your vent should be at least 18" away from the fill (read that somewhere too) don't ask me where  :)

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WOW, Nice paint job

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The cuddy roof is not structural for the boat ... main thing is you'd like it strong enough to stand on.  Epoxy on top of paint works fine for that - just rough it up first.  Or as you mentioned, mask off the epoxy zones and paint after you're done.  Maybe it's just as much work as just painting it after installing?  Dunno ...
My first thought was to paint it all white. I only used mahogany because of its resistance to moisture. Its just so pretty to cover up with paint but much easier!!! This Kodiak has been a big boat build!!! We will see how it ends up :)

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 Sure is pretty wood. I am thinking of doing a little Mahogany ascent trims in the wheelhouse. It more work and upkeep but i like the look. We will see

Something like this ?
Yes Absolutely Gorgeous!! But that's more than just a little more work :) SUPER NICE!!

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Maybe paint the inside of the roof before it goes on, then you'd just have to touch up the perimeter ... use PL Cement, narrow bead down the middle of each piece, on those fancy wood supports and just glass/epoxy the perimeter joints.
I was thinking about that but didnt know if epoxy on paint would hold good enough? Could sand off the paint or thought I might mask off the perimeter the underside before painting. All I have is primer I have not selected my colors yet. I'm thinking all off white now! who wants to stand out these days, I'd rather blend in with all the other white boats :)

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Cuddy is getting close to to putting the roof on. I used African Mahogany for the roof supports. I was going to paint everything white inside the cuddy for light reflation. It more work but I'm not sure I want to paint the supports. Sure is pretty wood. I am thinking of doing a little Mahogany ascent trims in the wheelhouse. It more work and upkeep but i like the look. We will see

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Which model/length did you go with?   I gotta. Itís the bullet too, soon I hope.  My build is moving slower than yours
The model was VATB-8725 but I had it modified. The attached shows what was ordered. Also note if you want leaf springs you have to ask for them.

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Wow!  Sweeet trailer!  Love the wheels too ... you can go faster on the corners with sport racing wheels like those! :D
Thanks Brian, just got my first look at it in person fast corners was my first thought...LOL
She's going to look good at the boat shows

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That's a good looking trailer... I went with an aluminum one as well (from kokopelli)
Thanks! I am excited I didn't really know what it would look like very pleased

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My trailer is on its way home. So Pleased with it, below are some photos and what I ordered. Sandy at World Boats is great to work with.
Links to World Boats



S cell:253-376-8273 or 888-387-1963 Spanaway WA 98387 near Tacoma-Seattle (f) 815-346-3397
Link To World Boats  http://www.wordboats.com/

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