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I have been going back and forth on building a GA. I have done so searching on hear and the web about longevity of a plywood glue and stitch epoxy coated boat and have seen most say about 20yrs. I have seen threads that have said there are epoxy glue and stitch boat that were built in the 60's and 70's are still around,  50 to 60 years old boats? What is the consensus on with this group for the lifespan of a GA? I would leave mine in the water for part for the year and on the dry the rest.

The tolmans in Alaska were left in the salt most the time I would think. I wonder how long the old tolmans lasted up there?

Boat Building Materials / Will this fibrglass work?
« on: November 04, 2019, 05:23:53 PM »
From what I have been reading I think this is the right kind of fiberglass mat. Can any of you share with me if this is the correct glass?

Hexcel 7781 - 38" - F3 9oz Biaxial woven glass mat suitable for EPOXY RESINS.



Introductions - Are you new here? Say hello! / Re: Newbie
« on: March 18, 2019, 09:03:42 AM »
Thanks for the info Twisted1,

Is your build complete? I am trying to get an estimate of the hours it takes to complete one. I am planning on taking it slow as I have evening and weekends. 

Introductions - Are you new here? Say hello! / Newbie
« on: March 13, 2019, 10:49:05 AM »
Hello Gents,

I am new to posting though I have been stalking/lurking you GA builders for years. I purchase several of Renn's books back in 2014 and read them both. Then I picked up the GA study guide in 2015 and the plans in 2017. It has taken me 5 years to convince my wife to let me start a project his size. I am a life long woodworker/cabinet maker and have a been fantasizing about building my own boat since I have been a kid. Currently, I have a 24 seasport xl and like the boat. I have plans to build the big and wide GA brian is working on. I would like the bigger boat to do a lot of camping and cruzing in my boat with my family.  The 24 is getting a little small as my kidos keep getting bigger. The idea of building my own boat is really cool to me. I appreciate all the posts and pictures of all the great boats that have been built already. I can't wait to get mine going. Any advice you fellas have for a newbie is greatly appreciated.



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