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That Jet Thruster definitely gets my interest ... it's about time that more selection for shallow-V boats is hitting the market!  I'd love to see how it would work in a GA ... it seems ideal!



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Wow what a nice craft you have built, you should be proud. Give your self some practice and time you will get a feeling for the boat but that jet thruster unit looks interesting for sure.
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I like your pulpit.  I wish I had done something similar.  Having said that I do like mine
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Your efforts really show in your posts. You are going to have one nice looking rig shortly. Thanks for detailing your build :)
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Projects - Glacier Boats of Alaska boat projects / Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
« Last post by Lindy on February 05, 2023, 09:35:49 AM »
Thanks for all the comments,
yep it would be impossible to put one of these thing together in a year and a half without a Ms Jones!!!
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Yup, these are big boats and light for their size, which is one of the main factors that let's you get double the mileage of commercial equivalents.  You might look into the bow thruster installation by Chuck Mazzola ... he was the first to put one in and it's a big help.  Plus practice of course!  Congrats again on your Big Boat hitting the water!

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Projects - Glacier Boats of Alaska boat projects / Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
« Last post by Rbob on February 05, 2023, 07:52:59 AM »
Looking so good and progress is amazing to me.  Ms Jones works and works, kind of like the energizer bunny!

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Projects - Glacier Boats of Alaska boat projects / Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
« Last post by Lindy on February 05, 2023, 12:40:51 AM »
Ms Jones added a little e color
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Thanks guys! I doubled down and went hooping for some lobsters last night with my friend, his son, and my son. We didn't really attack it with any real determination, but went and spent the evening in the wind shadow of Island Freeman in LA Harbor. Pulled up a couple shorts and tried things out at night. It's going to take some getting used to with the size, but I think it's going to work great. The one thing that is going to take some work though is the windage. This boat gets pushed around a ton, makes it really hard to do any slow maneuvering, especially around rocks, ropes like last night, putting the boat on the trailer, etc. I think it's going to eventually annoy me enough that I get a jet thruster system, maybe this one: https://www.jetthruster.com/new-jet-thruster-micro . I have to think about how I am going to make that work though, it's going to be kind of major surgery. I also need to get radar, I had a close call with an unlit buoy in the dark last night.
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Projects - Glacier Boats of Alaska boat projects / Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
« Last post by json on February 04, 2023, 11:01:09 AM »
Dang, your boat is going to be high brow Lindy! You guys are doing great work, I love it!
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