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Messages - Grady300

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Ya, 10+ hours of trudging through a washing machine sounds pretty miserable haha... Maybe on the right day, but seems like most afternoons get pretty snotty, even when the morning is glass. I can probably find something closer to keep myself entertained, and if not there is always some project waiting to be done on the boat... :)

Catalina is great Scott, it's a great destination, and there are lots of other islands in range too in case you burn yourself out on Cat.
At least going on a 100 mile run in a GA will only burn half the gas as the big factory boat guys:)

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I also find it interesting how everyone have come up different designs . I have a Yamaha 300 and a 9.9 high thrust waiting for my completion.
Once you get to 300 HP you have crossed the line into Rocket Building!!!! She's gona scream!!!!

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Projects - Glacier Boats of Alaska boat projects / Re: Transom Support
« on: January 06, 2023, 04:40:03 PM »
Forget the fasteners, not needed. Lindy and Jason are spot on IMHO....Happy New Year!!

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While out and about on Tuesday I learned a bit about my Suzuki MFD.  I discovered at 28 mph I am getting 2.8 mpg.  At tuna speed I get 3.27 mpg.  I didn’t trim or raise the motor to try to gain anything.

Seems about right.  I'm curious about 21 to 22 mph, the 'design cruise speed'?  Probably right at 3.0 mpg.  Very good for a big 250...
Brian that's my sweet spot. My best numbers from early on were 8.2 gph @ 21.1 mph 2.57 mpg. I've settled on props now (14x20) but haven't plated with it yet. Pretty happy with those numbers running twins and the hull size. Those are great numbers Todd! She turned oat awesome! Sure is nice when you finally hit the water and start enjoying all that labor of love!!! MERRY CHRISTMASS!!! (from Mexico)

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 plug water routes from the aft bilge forward and put a small bilge pump under the cuddy deck or f'w'd end of the house deck to send all-night rains out over the side.  If anyone has questions, let me know ... I've looked at and approved, or disapproved, many layouts in an effort to help builders to get the boat of their dreams.  Much can be done after the boat's done too.
Yep I agree as Brian said. I have used my boat enough and have learned how to solve my water on the deck issues. I also installed a forward bilge pump up under the cuddy along with sealing off water free flowing from the stern to the bow in my bilge as Brian advises.

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Do you guys have flappers on your scuppers? In an 'other side of the coin' perspective, sounds like water would be able to get out of the cockpit very fast in the event that you took a wave over the stern, so that's good...
Yes I have one way rubber flapper on the scupper. They are pretty stiff but still let water in, they are so stiff they let water out but any small stuff on the deck tends to get stuck in the stiff flapper on the way out. I actually cut some off the bottom so it would not plug the scupper

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I added 6" to my boat's length today (for 10" total bracket, including the original 4" jack plate). This ought to solve my prop height issue, provided I don't have any issues with the rigging tube hitting the transom now. :) Always something...
I had same issue with an 8" bracket. Sometimes I turn the motors one way or the other the full amount which puts the control harness at an angle which helps it not hitting the transom

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I had some of the same issues with water on the deck from the bow down only while moored. I do get some water that makes it way in from backing down and it does get into my fish box below the cockpit. I installed an auto bilge with manual override that does a good job keeping the water from overflowing into my bilge. Yes the bilge pumps would get any overflow out but I do not want bloody water getting in my bilge. I can only imaging how that would smell after a few good fishing trips. My deck is only 3" above what is specified and does a good job of draining most the time. I only sloped my deck 1 1/2" in 9 feet. I think the key to the issue is to slope the cockpit sole at least 2 1/2" from the cabin BH to the face of the scuppers. My scuppers are 1 1/2" x 6" and I do have plugs made for them on days needed.

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General Discussion about the Great Alaskan / Re: Gel magic
« on: December 14, 2022, 12:12:23 PM »
Internet is so slow here, looks like 4 hours to download...lol

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Projects - Glacier Boats of Alaska boat projects / Re: Stringer location
« on: December 14, 2022, 09:14:05 AM »
No Worries, happy to chime in. I have lots of time on my hands South of the boarder in PV. I'm gona look into building finished GA's here once "Izzy J" arrives in April. She will be a good example for my demo boat:)

Awesome idea!  And in Ol' Meh-heee-co ... no windows are required!
What about the first GA Kodiak Open Center Console with triple 115hp. With the right built-up side supports you could probably getter done. Raised Sole & side seating in front of the walk-around CC to help structurally in the bow. What say you Brian?? Simple yes, no or maybe works for pre-planning.... Bad ass and quick to build

It's not structure so much as weight and balance ... a CC would require a lighter-weight single motor kept close to the transom.  Triple 115's on a CC would require a redesign.  Of course, with lots of lounging capacity for all those bikini-clad guests, right? :)  I don't think I can consider doing any redesigns without retiring first ... not rich enough for that yet!
OK I'll keep it down to Twin's..... Actually meeting with a guy today to start some research on sourcing materials... I guess I hi-jacked this thread enough....opps

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Projects - Glacier Boats of Alaska boat projects / Re: Stringer location
« on: December 13, 2022, 02:14:03 PM »
No Worries, happy to chime in. I have lots of time on my hands South of the boarder in PV. I'm gona look into building finished GA's here once "Izzy J" arrives in April. She will be a good example for my demo boat:)

Awesome idea!  And in Ol' Meh-heee-co ... no windows are required!
What about the first GA Kodiak Open Center Console with triple 115hp. With the right built-up side supports you could probably getter done. Raised Sole & side seating in front of the walk-around CC to help structurally in the bow. What say you Brian?? Simple yes, no or maybe works for pre-planning.... Bad ass and quick to build

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General Discussion about the Great Alaskan / Re: Gel magic
« on: December 13, 2022, 02:05:01 PM »
no, but i can come up with one!!  I will be out in shop a bit later
Sweet

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Thanks Brian, definitely going to go the minimal route if I go this direction. I think I can get the clearance with a 4" or 6" bracket in addition to the 4" jack plate I already have. I am maybe going to give it another debugging run here in a couple weeks once I fix the scuppers and actually lower the motor while I am on the water to see precisely how low it needs to be before I commit to any approach. I am going to try to add some weight to the fish box and fill the bait tank as well to make sure I am not stern down at that point either.

Perfect!  Some people put sand bags in the boat to simulate different loads and load locations...
I put sand bags in my motor well when I trailered the boat before I got my second motor put on. It worked well

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General Discussion about the Great Alaskan / Re: Gel magic
« on: December 10, 2022, 02:56:43 PM »
So when you guys use this stuff I assume you are still drilling the hole oversize? Before putting the Gel in the hole do you need to wet it out the hole with epoxy or just drill and fill? I assume the big bonus is there is no shrinking and just a drill, fill, sand one time and it's done. Please advise if I'm on the right track.

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Projects - Glacier Boats of Alaska boat projects / Re: Stringer location
« on: December 10, 2022, 09:55:01 AM »
You have followed the correct process as shown on page 83. Locating the exact correct position of the stringer tips from the bow tip is not an exact measurement. You need to fit the bottom onto the bow stem first. Once the bow stem is cut & shaped to fit the bottom the way you want it you then move the stringers forward or aft until the tips fit the bottom. Be sure to read from page 83 on through page 90 several times, the process will become more clear.

Sorry for my slow response ... the last 2 weeks have been very busy.  In any case, Chuck nailed it ... thanks, Chuck!
No Worries, happy to chime in. I have lots of time on my hands South of the boarder in PV. I'm gona look into building finished GA's here once "Izzy J" arrives in April. She will be a good example for my demo boat:)

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