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Sparkisimo

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HELLO FROM ALABAMA!!!
« on: June 03, 2020, 12:47:59 PM »
Hello Folks,  Greg Brown here from Ala-Freakin-Bama!!  Currently building a 30' GA (Yes, I said 30')  Wanted an outboard bracket, but after speaking with Mr. Dixon the decision was made to extend the boat two more feet, with the last two feet being a platform, and motor bracket.  I didn't have any plans to even start this build this year, I finished building a 16' skiff last fall, and wanted to play with it this year.  Well, the dadgum Rona changed that idea!!  Working from home, and social distancing meant lots of free time.  So in March I started my GA.  I have not started assembling the boat yet, but since mid March I have built the stem, both transoms, chine shelf parts, sheer shelf parts, both stringers, building platform, jigs, two wooden hoists to aid in handling, boat shed (Very Redneck), and am currently scarfing, and gluing bottom wood for bottom panels. To me it feels like a lot of work has happened in a very short period of time.  Working from home for almost two weeks gave me a pretty big start. I will attach pictures later of my progress so far.

My question today is, What are people doing about fish boxes, and bait wells?  I would love to see some examples.  I'm thinking about building something in my forward transom.  Just ideas right now.   Thanks!!


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Re: HELLO FROM ALABAMA!!!
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2020, 12:55:10 PM »

LOL ... Welcome aboard!  Pics are ALWAYS great ...

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Re: HELLO FROM ALABAMA!!!
« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2020, 02:01:20 PM »
Redneck boat shed!

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Re: HELLO FROM ALABAMA!!!
« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2020, 02:06:46 PM »
Finally found a good use for those kettle bells!  These are my two transoms being glued up.

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Re: HELLO FROM ALABAMA!!!
« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2020, 02:58:04 PM »
Your redneck boat shed looks better than my redneck boat shed! Good to see another builder working in the great outdoors. I will be curious to hear your experience as you move forward. It's been challenging for me (in southern california), but not insurmountable. Just makes for some special accommodations at times.

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Re: HELLO FROM ALABAMA!!!
« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2020, 08:30:04 PM »
Any progress Sparkismo?