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Those big girls are rowdy right now too.  Kinda skinny after the spawn. Fish counter check over 150 lings yesterday.

Ling is one of my very favorite fish ... big chunk fried in a cast iron pan with plenty of Slap Ya Mama ... add eggs and a big biscuit w/butter and raspberry jam and I'm in heaven ... :)
Best Cajun seasoning in the world= Slap Ya Mama

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So cant wait to do, just that!!! Nice work!!!

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Wow you two are really getting it done in a hurry. Glad the kit is working out well, you have the first Kodiak kit. Be-sure not to forget to let me know when your getting closer. I will send you your CEO (Certificate of Origin) with your HIN numbers. That way when you go to get insurance it will help having West Coast Boat Works as the manufacture otherwise it will say Home Built. Some insurance companies use that as an excuse to charge you more. It will also help resale value should you ever sell it.

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Thanks for posting these pictures.  Seeing the height of your motors confirms that I can make my transom just a little higher to get one of those nice ladder holes built in like you did.  Your pictures inspire all of us to make more than just a fishing machine.
Yep that's exactly what I had to do!!

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That looks twice as good as the last time I saw it! Nice work Chuck! I was thinking about your boat tonight actually wondering how it was going to perform, etc. Sounds like we are going to have to wait, but the best things are worth waiting for. I will hold off on ordering a couple new motors for your report lol... Good luck on launch #2 and the new spot scope....
Thanks guys, Its going to kill me to wait but mexico will be a blast!!!
Jason: Just in-case you missed an earlier post. Single WOT @ 6000 RPM 23 MPH not bad for a single.

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Good news bad news. Good news is my second motor came in. Got it all installed ready to go get it wet. Hauled it from Eugene to Newport where I have my slip. Bad news is she still sits on the trailer and will most likely remain there until the first March. Today was my only day to break in the new motor and get some performance numbers. I had a few other reasons for not venturing out today let alone the Tsunami warning for the West Coast today:)
  I have my house sitter all set-up and I'm heading south of the boarder to PV for 5 weeks to re-search a snow bird spot and the marinas for the future. So we are all going to have to wait for some performance numbers, SORRY :) Oh The bow thruster works perfect for anyone wanting to know

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The bow thruster tube went in very early in the build. The instructions were pretty good and they have a help line. Iím told if youíre doing twin outboards itís kind of redundant but I feel it would be helpful for this length of boat and a single. Wiring looks straight forward. Chuck covered his installation pretty well so his build thread probably would be most helpful. When I get to the motor  install and wiring Iíll do a whole video. Iíll probably get there in the next 6 weeks.
Yes a bow thruster with twins is redundant unless your trying to reverse your stern into the dock at the same time as controlling the bow in a strong wind or current.

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Got my shelfs put together today, fit very nicely, although at station 168 I was 3/8 inch shy of my mark, but everything else lined up perfect and the joints were tight. Guess my boat will be a tad skinny in the midsection. I think she will still float.
Did you notice the A/B line I marked when cutting the kit? keep this located it will help throughout the build to measure from

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You are getting after it in a big way!! I logged right at 2200 hours to build mine. This does not include hundreds of hours researching. Pretty much all shop time, it does include lots of head scratching thinking ahead how everything you do today will have a bearing on time spent further into the build. 

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RE:  "Are you then cutting it off flush with the surface once it starts to harden??"

I will trim it off tomorrow after it is completely set with a snap blade type utility knife.  I have done it both ways and its easier when the glass is not sticking to my fingers. 

I use the Shinto Rasp the most to remove the leftover glass and drips after trimming with the razor knife and/or a good carbide scraper.  Whatever works and for non cosmetic trimming you can literally sand the protruding glass off with a d/a.
LOVE those rasp, they know how to remove material

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Wow nice shop!! Glad it all arrived safe and sound (well almost all...inside joke..haha) When you wet out your Biaxial ya need to roll in the epoxy with a groved roller to get all the air bubbles out. They sure make it easier...check out the link

https://www.fibreglast.com/product/Aluminum_Rollers_129?gclid=CjwKCAiA5t-OBhByEiwAhR-hm_oQhJjcqNrFgq-zzCbbanOQqIaEXOtPFnB6kD8oMvyPOps14p4RYxoCcjcQAvD_BwE

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Lindy, Your Kodiak is the first one to ever make the Inside Passage trip, although it's at trawler speed :)

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Global supply chain issues and worker shortages killing me.Chuck sent my kit to me last week,  got to Seattle on Sunday, needed to be delivered to the barge by today, but trucking company down 14 drivers so can't deliver to barge lines until next week. Hurry up and wait is my new mantra.
Yep seems to  be way of the future. I did get a call today and my second 140 HP Suzuki came in. heading over Monday to get Izzy J out of the water for her 2nd. motor!!!!!!!!

Chuck, do you remember when you ordered your engines?   Still no word on my pair of Suzukis.  I think I ordered in July
I ordered 1st part of March.

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Global supply chain issues and worker shortages killing me.Chuck sent my kit to me last week,  got to Seattle on Sunday, needed to be delivered to the barge by today, but trucking company down 14 drivers so can't deliver to barge lines until next week. Hurry up and wait is my new mantra.
Yep seems to  be way of the future. I did get a call today and my second 140 HP Suzuki came in. heading over Monday to get Izzy J out of the water for her 2nd. motor!!!!!!!!

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Looks really good!!

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