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by 1willie
Sat Sep 13, 2014 9:50 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: GF14 Start
Replies: 3
Views: 1046

Re: GF14 Start

Well not sure if this build is going to go forward. I was just given a fiberglass "Classic 146"; an open, almost 15 foot lapstrake vee skiff. This design built by Classic boats in Calif, then when they went under, Truline in Fife, WA got the molds calling the boat a Sportlap; now Sterling in Oregon ...
by 1willie
Fri Aug 08, 2014 1:00 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: GF14 Start
Replies: 3
Views: 1046

Re: GF14 Start

Enjoying the company of relatives from Virginia, so all the boat parts are stacked in the shed. They are going to be around till the 16, then on the 17th I head to WA State for a few days with some more grandkids to spoil. Doesn't look like I'll be doing much before the end of the month. So much of ...
by 1willie
Thu Jul 31, 2014 5:52 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: GF14 Start
Replies: 3
Views: 1046

GF14 Start

Hi all, Well here we go. But before that, this is the 4th and biggest boat since I've moved to this area 7 years ago. I used to work at a boat manufacturer in my youth building fiberglass sail boats 14 to 30 foot, then 6 months at an aluminum river boat manufacturer, doing the layout and cutting of ...
by 1willie
Sat Jul 26, 2014 5:10 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: GF 14 plans arrived
Replies: 2
Views: 500

Re: GF 14 plans arrived

ok great! This was actually the first boat in about the past 5 that I was actually going to build almost totally as designed, so I had to ask. :) NO frames will be altered other than the before-mentioned thickness.
WW
by 1willie
Fri Jul 25, 2014 10:54 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: GF 14 plans arrived
Replies: 2
Views: 500

GF 14 plans arrived

Yeah, another attempt to create a boat out of a pile of wood. This time a GF14. Last fall I started a GV13, that ended up in disaster because of it getting soaked with water and molding up before I got it covered, after taking wife to a routine doctors appointment and ended up with her spending 3 da...
by 1willie
Sun Jan 06, 2013 2:07 am
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: GV-11+ Using Mods used before
Replies: 5
Views: 1098

Re: GV-11+ Using Mods used before

I'm just going to build the boat, then I will experiment with it later. I built the sides higher because I had a Devlin Snow Goose that was way too low. I live near the mouth of the Columbia River, can get nasty, and I've been out in a Whaler in that stuff; it's a wet boat. My dad was one of the guy...
by 1willie
Fri Jan 04, 2013 12:29 am
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: GV-11+ build started-slowly
Replies: 3
Views: 998

Re: GV-11+ build started-slowly

Was able to do about 2 hours today, have to get more epoxy, thin; what I have runs like molases, works great for thickening, but not so good for penetration wet out. Posted a picture in the gallery, not that great of one; lost all the pics previous build cycle up to today; and I was going to documen...
by 1willie
Thu Jan 03, 2013 11:44 pm
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: GV-11+ Using Mods used before
Replies: 5
Views: 1098

Re: GV-11+ Using Mods used before

Thanks...I went over and looked, that's not quite what I want sticking out aft, mainly because I can't lengthen the boat any more than it is, I'm going to do some more research, look at other boats to see what I can figure..
WW
by 1willie
Sun Dec 30, 2012 1:21 pm
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: fast Garvey 10
Replies: 6
Views: 982

Re: fast Garvey 10

If you go into Builder Galleries, do a search, be sure to check builder name for ScottE, or Smilliken, they each have some detailed building pictures for a Garvey.. Those are just a few. If you do a search for only GV (be sure to check boat name), there's like 146 file pictures of different Garvey's...
by 1willie
Fri Dec 28, 2012 3:20 pm
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: GV-11+ Using Mods used before
Replies: 5
Views: 1098

GV-11+ Using Mods used before

Ok, so I'm going with the GV-11 plans and adding 9 inches to get very close to 12 foot, because Oregon will call it a 12 foot even if built exactly as designed at 11'1", as they round up to the higher foot even if it is only an inch past the "lower round foot. (obviously generates more revenue). I'm...