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Thatís a nice piece of machinery!
How wide is it?   I cannot tell by Bobís specs in the link.  I was looking at the same one. 
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Projects - Glacier Boats of Alaska boat projects / Re: 13 Bananas New Jersey Kodiak
« Last post by cj8mule on April 13, 2021, 07:44:42 PM »

Well ... you're officially on the naughty list now!  That's 4 feet beyond recommended and I also don't recommend the 'lift out of the water' style (aka Armstrong) brackets.  It'll be interesting to see how the boat turns out.  Make sure you build heavy.  (You been drinking with Dave again?)  :D  Love the moaning chair ... hope you don't need it!

LOL.  Dave was one of the (aka Armstrong) bracket yes votes.  Theory is this is a 31' 6" boat on plane with the bracket out of the water.  We'll see if there are any ill effects.  I'm not worried about the chines walking...  only porpoising.    I believe your design wouldn't porpoise until the low 40's at 31' 6".  (Even if it would!)  I'm hoping for the best, but always have the moaning chair for backup.

--dave
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The bracket looks nice.  Just make sure they'll let you return it if the steering cylinder doesn't marry with it well.  That's what happened to me.
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Well ... you're officially on the naughty list now!  That's 4 feet beyond recommended and I also don't recommend the 'lift out of the water' style (aka Armstrong) brackets.  It'll be interesting to see how the boat turns out.  Make sure you build heavy.  (You been drinking with Dave again?)  :D  Love the moaning chair ... hope you don't need it!

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Projects - Glacier Boats of Alaska boat projects / Re: 13 Bananas New Jersey Kodiak
« Last post by cj8mule on April 13, 2021, 03:14:47 PM »

You're planning on extending bottom panels and stringers for the Euro transom that'll carry those 150s, right?  How long will your Kodiak be, including the aft bottom extension?

My plan was to leave the bottom all one level, but was outvoted.  OAL will be 34' including the extension which will be 28 inches minimum so the motors fully go up.  The extension will be stepped up, but the stringers will continue through.  I have the appropriate moaning chair for Jake if there are any ill effects like porpoising. 




Bottom panels are curing and will be lofting and cutting out chines on Thursday.  The fellas are coming down this weekend for a work day.  If they work hard, maybe I'll take them out fishing on Saturday :)



--dave
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Nice seat... say, is that a 4" jack plate?  Got a link for that?  It looks really nice and compact, light weight.



It is, it's made by bob's machine shop... 4", manual but upgradeable to hydraulic later if I choose to go down that road.

https://bobsmachine.com/product/4-heavy-duty-setback-versa-series-jack-plate-300-hp-max/
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Nice seat... say, is that a 4" jack plate?  Got a link for that?  It looks really nice and compact, light weight.

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Been a minute since I posted an update here. I have been giving the painting a break, waiting for the wind to back off some. In the meantime I have been tying up a lot of loose ends.

I have been working some on the pilothouse, trying to make a dent before the heat becomes oppressive. Working out ergonomics and stuff is a bit tricky, I think what I came up with is going to work pretty well though. It seems like there is always something I ordered that I am waiting to arrive so that I can do a measurement to make sure I don't have to backtrack, so slow going.

I am also working to try to wrap up the under cockpit sole stuff, which seems endless. I have a list of about 15 things that need to get finished before I can glue in the sole, so that will be a big milestone when it happens.

I started my window order, going with Wynne (dealt with Cory, nice guy). They were almost half the cost of a local guy here who I was thinking to go with, who apparently didn't want my business or something (flaky/too busy?), so kind of glad that that worked out to make me explore other options. ETA on windows is 8 weeks.

My trailer is ready, but when the builder was delivering out here a couple weeks ago I was on a trip out at the colorado river, and a miscommunication led to him not bringing it out here. Sounds like it's another month out until they are delivering out here again, which is ok but also kind of holding me up. Oh well, how it goes sometimes I guess.
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In addition to finished boat, also interested in unfinished project. Rapidly getting close to enough floorspace and time...
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