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She's really coming along, looking awesome!!! love the scrap pile, looks like very little waist so far.

Yes lots of photos please! Gonna look awesome, I love that look. I was going to extend my sides up more but decided to forgo the extra work. Sure love the look though

I dunno how good an investment it will be.  I didnít build with the plans of ever having to sell. I do however require a proper level of insurance coverage for my sanity and protection.  Thatís a whole nuther story. 
    I totaled the receipts I could find and I am up to $86000.  That doesnít include the dozens of Amazon orders. Iím sure Iím at least 3-4X my original budget.
Yep when I floated mine I had 96K all that includes a new aluminum trailer

Love the blood on the deck!  Great job on the boat...  The finish is outstanding and is a high bar.

Thanks Dave, I found my last love !!!

Blood on the Deck! (And Other Grand Adventures!) / Shake Down Tuna Trip
« on: August 06, 2022, 02:55:22 PM »
Took Izzy J out on her first Tuna trip. We went out of Newport 55 miles chasing Albacore, ended up with 16. We did better than most that day. What a blast getting blood on the deck. I was amazed how well we kept up with the heavy boats without pounding. Love my twins:) So impressed with the design of these hulls. I've owned a Grady Marlin 300 for 3 years so I know the difference. I'll take my Kodiak any day hands down all while getting better than twice the MPG...Thanks Brian   

I remember the day well when it was time to taking the boat out of the shop and onto the trailer in about the same phase you're in. What a MILESTONE!! and awesome Accomplishment!!

Great real world info Dan, thanks for posting. I have been wondering for a while about the trim tabs, sounds like it's a good addition. What size tabs did you install?
All great info. personally I decided to wait on the trim tabs to see how the hull operated with-out. Both my larger offshore factory fiberglass boats needed the trim tabs. So far I'm glad I waited on adding that option, my Kodiak doesn't seem to need them she runs great as is. Careful loading does help but to be honest I don't pay much attention to it.

Do we  need to CNC the whole thing? That could be funÖ

Let me get a picture uploaded
To cut on a CNC all ya need is lofting from Brian. Unless Brian already have the flat sheets laid out in cad then it's just some programing

Hello all, I love these support groups for those of us with the addiction of boats and making them ourselves.

Iíve seen a few Tolmans and a couple Great Alaskans. Absolutely beautiful. While Iím likely not going to build either of the former designs, I do have my sights set on a stitch and glue flat bottom dory for Pacific City use. Brian was gracious enough to assist with turning my rough line drawings into flat panel drawings, so now Iíve got a stack of drawings just begging to be laid out on plywood. Given the similarity in construction, I figured I had better join Brianís forum and continue to gain knowledge while I prep for the future build.
Stich & Glue Dory sounds amazing. You should post your line drawings! If she turns out to be amazing you might have some people wanting to buy your design. I have had several people ask me over the years for just such a set of plans. Welcome to the group!!

Introductions - Are you new here? Say hello! / Re: Introduction
« on: June 14, 2022, 09:05:23 AM »

Love the CC speed boat!  You did a great job on it!  If you build a GA, it'll be SWEET!
Reel Sweet :)

I really like the table with the lip around the edges.  So cool to see your boat getting better all the time.
Thanks, I had some Corian left over so I used it on all counters

Dual helm fly by wire.   Ya Iím totally sweating the jack plate thing.  If mine doesnít work we should really get the word out.   Iím using atlas.  I donít know if any one else has tried that yet.  We will see
Mine are 8" Steering all worked just fine but the cables out of the motor hit the transom (when trimmed up all the way) so had to raise more than desired. If you turn your motors to one side the cables missed without raising. I just didn't like the idea of always remembering to turn to one side when trimming all the way up.

Seems like when you build a boat she's always wanting more of your time. Just love working on the boat in the slip :) My tools for the days adventure. Installing cuddy reading lights, working on the propane locker, installing rod racks inside the WH

I used butyl tape on mine (Wynne windows), I think it worked fine but I havenít exactly run the boat through any storms yet to find out eitherÖ
As said earlier I used 3m 4200 my boat lives in it's slip so she's rained on a lot!!! no leaks so far

Introductions - Are you new here? Say hello! / Re: Introduction
« on: June 13, 2022, 09:14:38 AM »
Welcome to the Group! Nice looking center console! Build a GA to go with it. I have a Tolman WideBody CC and a 31foot GA Kodiak. Both have there intended uses boats are like fishing poles, need a different one for each type of fishing you

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