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by DAVE LUDICK
Tue May 05, 2020 3:05 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: GF14 in France
Replies: 21
Views: 626

Re: GF14 in France

Congratulations Olivier, what a sweet build. I am sure you are going to enjoy many happy hours on the water in her. I like the way you have constructed the trailer. It has given me some ideas for my GF14 trailer build. I have built a GV15 which is such a nice design. I do need a smaller boat, one th...
by DAVE LUDICK
Tue Mar 24, 2020 4:27 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: SOBX Little Big Boat GV15 build questions
Replies: 21
Views: 650

Re: SOBX Little Big Boat GV15 build questions

Brian, I am pleased you have chosen the GV15 to build. A great design. My answer would be to stick to the plans as designed. This boat is biiiiig and light. I have a 40hp Tohatsu powering my boat and with 3 up it is plenty power. As I am more concerned about economy than speed, the recommended HP is...
by DAVE LUDICK
Mon Jul 29, 2019 3:22 am
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Amazing efforts to go fishing
Replies: 9
Views: 2448

Re: Amazing efforts to go fishing

What an unfortunate experience.
by DAVE LUDICK
Fri Jul 26, 2019 2:03 am
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Amazing efforts to go fishing
Replies: 9
Views: 2448

Amazing efforts to go fishing

It never ceases to amaze me to what lengths and expense one goes too, just to catch a fish. I build a GV15, and trailer, buy a 40hp motor, I licence the trailer, I have a COF certificate for the boat, I get certified as a skipper, I then buy the equipment to catch the fish, I upgrade to a 4 wheel dr...
by DAVE LUDICK
Thu Jul 18, 2019 5:10 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Narfi's FS17 - Build Thread
Replies: 1128
Views: 70208

Re: Narfi's FS17 - Build Thread

My "tuppence worth" bolt it down. I did on my GV15 and happy with the outcome. Looks like a great place to fish there. I often wonder how you handle the huge contrast in seasons there. I fret over a Winter that lasts 3 months. I like your build, and attention to detail.
by DAVE LUDICK
Mon Jul 08, 2019 1:30 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Sole Bulging Question FS18
Replies: 8
Views: 430

Re: Sole Bulging Question FS18

This may sound like a silly question from someone who lives in Africa, would some sort of breather not be possible. I understand that the compartments must be water tight and to achieve that, airtight. A bladder connected to the affected compartment to allow for expansion and contraction, if it is p...
by DAVE LUDICK
Tue May 07, 2019 1:14 am
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: The weather in the midwest
Replies: 7
Views: 544

Re: The weather in the midwest

That looks like some practice green, would give my eye teeth to have one like that on the premises.
by DAVE LUDICK
Wed Oct 31, 2018 2:59 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Jimmy's FS12 Hull Yes
Replies: 5
Views: 365

Re: Jimmy's FS12 Hull Yes

Jimmy, I think that's great, I would like to do something similar on my GF14 build. I will need to make templates to rout by hand as I'm in South Africa. I would be interested to know whether that joint is as flexible as the rest of the sheet, I'm assuming it might be a little stiffer. I prefer that...
by DAVE LUDICK
Wed Sep 05, 2018 1:28 am
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: What is in a name?
Replies: 19
Views: 854

Re: What is in a name?

My GV15 is called "Skimmer" after a bird, found on the rivers and lakes of Central Africa, it is quite amazing how the Skimmer fishes on the fly, with it's lower beak dipped in the water which snaps shut the second it comes in contact with a little fish. It seems a pretty chancy way of trying to get...
by DAVE LUDICK
Wed Jul 18, 2018 6:20 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: GF12: Missing Measurement
Replies: 9
Views: 528

Re: GF12: Missing Measurement

On my GF14 plans the measurement for the transom from centre to chine at the bottom is 508mm. For the clamping board use the transom as the template and measure down 266mm. The measurement for the bottom sheet, I would do as follows, measure the 786mm as shown and where the batten you use to create ...