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Introductions - Are you new here? Say hello! / Building a 28' GA in Massachusetts
« Last post by Kris on September 26, 2022, 07:39:05 AM »
Greetings All,

I have taken the plunge and am in the early stages of a 28í GA build.

I enjoy this forum and learn a great deal from the contributions of its members. While I am not a total boat-building novice, I may have questions along the way and look forward to the thoughts of experienced builders. In 2015, I completed a 16í Snow Goose, a stitch-and-glue Garvey skiff designed by Sam Devlin. Our family has had great fun in that little skiff, but itís time for a bigger boat for bigger adventures.

I am keeping a blog of the build here:
https://www.kriswashingtonphotography.com/boatbuild

I welcome any thoughts here on the forum. For those interested, youíll have the opportunity to observe my mistakes after I have made them ; )

Iím working with some space constraints and doing most of the building outdoors. Iíll likely take a break in the coming months as I do not have a heated workspace large enough. Now, I am attempting to get the bottom panels constructed and the hull built in the jig before packing it in for the season.

All the Best,
Kris
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Great idea ... "not fall" is a good plan :D

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Introductions - Are you new here? Say hello! / Re: Introduction
« Last post by Brian.Dixon on September 26, 2022, 06:43:53 AM »

Beautiful job on your 28-foot GA, Kris!  Welcome to the team!

Brian
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Introductions - Are you new here? Say hello! / Re: Introduction
« Last post by Brian.Dixon on September 26, 2022, 06:29:54 AM »

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

Only if painted red?

 ;D 8) ::)
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General Discussion about the Great Alaskan / Re: My Official build thread. 27 1/2í GA
« Last post by Todd j on September 25, 2022, 06:57:21 PM »
Made a sexy little rod not fall outer thing
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Projects - Glacier Boats of Alaska boat projects / Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
« Last post by Lindy on September 23, 2022, 08:41:38 PM »
Yep,
Not much waste, besides the kit Chuck provided, I used 26 sheets of 1/2 inch ply, 16 sheets 1/4 inch ply and 1 sheets 3/4 inch ply. Will need to buy a few more sheets of 1/4 inch ply for cabinet drawer bottoms.
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Projects - Glacier Boats of Alaska boat projects / Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
« Last post by Grady300 on September 23, 2022, 12:37:35 PM »
She's really coming along, looking awesome!!! love the scrap pile, looks like very little waist so far.
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Projects - Glacier Boats of Alaska boat projects / Re: 30 foot Kodiak in Juneau
« Last post by Lindy on September 22, 2022, 07:09:42 PM »
Progress'
Inside- Ms Jones did final fairing and covered all with one final coat of epoxy, soon most will be grey with primer. I attempted to put drain in the floor of the shower, but was having a hard time getting my pilot for my holes to get through the floor, not realizing that I was drilling a 1/4 inch hole in my fuel tank, OOPS!. Was able to tap it out to 5/16 and screwed in a bolt with a bunch of thread sealant on it- fingers crossed it doesn't leak. Moved a bit further to the gunnels and got the drain in. Clearly one of my most stupid moves on the build so far.

Outside- Faired the joint between the bulwark and sheer deck and covered it with a 12 inch wide piece of 9 oz tape while it was still wet. This worked great and Bulwark is rock solid, still have to fillet and tape  the inside of the bulwark to sheer deck seem

Shop-Spent 4 hours mucking out the shop. Some people have a very clean shop, and do not get much done, others have a shop so dirty, its hard to do anything. I strive for the happy middle ground but usually end up with a very messy shop. Shared a picture of my scrap pile outside my shop- mostly old patterns and small pieces of plywood.
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General Discussion about the Great Alaskan / Re: My Official build thread. 27 1/2í GA
« Last post by Todd j on September 20, 2022, 10:54:34 AM »
I fully intend to adjust the tongue weight.  I just donít see the point in it until I fuel up and get the Main on.  I looked up the weight of yours and you are lighter than me without motors by about 300 pounds-ish. I remember you have a light duty tow rig.  Iím beginning to have concerns over the abilities of my old f250 to make the trip to Santa Barbara next October.   Iím guessing with 2 more people with dive gear and the boat further outfitted it will add at least another 2000 pounds to the load
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General Discussion about the Great Alaskan / Re: My Official build thread. 27 1/2í GA
« Last post by Dan Boccia on September 20, 2022, 08:17:36 AM »
Looking awesome! My tongue weight is right around 10% - on the light side, but it's been pulling like a dream, and I've done several 4-hour pulls with it.
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