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Kodiak 30' OAL 9'6" Beam West Coast Boat Works, Bend OR.
« on: May 21, 2020, 04:41:18 PM »
After a bad mishap last fall with my 28' Albemarle getting totaled out I decided it was time to step up to real off shore boat that does not break the bank every time I pull up to the fuel dock. Started this project 2 weeks ago. I plan to splash it this time next year for the 2021 fishing season. At this a point I an thinking twin 115 HP 4-stroke Yamaha's, might go for twin 150's but I really would love to keep the 115's. Lots of time to decide at this point. I'm planing on a bow thruster if I get brave enough to cut a huge oblong shaped hole in my hull. I will make a mock-up of the hull area and practice on something first. I am pretty sure this will be the first GA with a bow thruster. 
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Re: Kodiak 30' OAL 9'6" Beam West Coast Boat Works, Bend OR.
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2020, 08:19:49 AM »
Hi there,
Welcome back. Is this your second GA Build?  Itís great to see another Oregonian making sawdust.   

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Re: Kodiak 30' OAL 9'6" Beam West Coast Boat Works, Bend OR.
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2020, 08:32:24 AM »
Cool looking mockup! Are you planning on towing that to the coast from Bend?

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Re: Kodiak 30' OAL 9'6" Beam West Coast Boat Works, Bend OR.
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2020, 08:47:54 AM »
Hi there,
Welcome back. Is this your second GA Build?  Itís great to see another Oregonian making sawdust.   

Todd
Long story! Started a standard 28' GA Several years ago. It got all tangled up in a divorce by my X holding it for ransom. By the time I got it back and was ready to go I purchased the 286 Albemarle. Since I sell kits for both the GA & Tolman's I sold it partially built. I had the 286 Albemarle for 2 years before both my main strap and safety strap broke pulling the boat our for the season. It landed on the ramp real hard and did too much damage to repair. The great guy who bought it is finishing it up. It was sold ready for the sides to go on so he gets to build it the way he wants it. The huge lesson I learned is to never ever own a trailer with rollers again!!!!!!
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Re: Kodiak 30' OAL 9'6" Beam West Coast Boat Works, Bend OR.
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2020, 08:53:36 AM »
Cool looking mockup! Are you planning on towing that to the coast from Bend?
Thanks I am very excited to see the build develop. I have a place on the Siletz River in Lincoln City on the coast. It will be moored at South Beach Marina in Newport April through October. I will tow it back and forth just twice a year. At 9'6" I'm pretty sure I can get a yearly permit without to many restrictions being under 10 feet. I had a Grady White Marlin 300 for several years that was 10'9" it required flashing lights with several restriction to tow. The Grady was a very thirsty gas guzzling machine. Any time you have two 155 gallon gas tanks you can bet the fuel dock will not be a welcome site.
 
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Re: Kodiak 30' OAL 9'6" Beam West Coast Boat Works, Bend OR.
« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2020, 08:22:45 PM »
I love what your doing! The step up is the only change I will make on my own, my wife has some mobility issues that seem to be getting worse, but Iíll be watching for updates!!

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Re: Kodiak 30' OAL 9'6" Beam West Coast Boat Works, Bend OR.
« Reply #6 on: May 26, 2020, 01:08:22 PM »
Here is a snapshot of where the bow thruster will be going, cad work and location compliments of Brian Dixon....Thanks Brian you are always a ton of help!!!!!
CNC Cut Kits For The GA Available
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