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by DAVE LUDICK
Fri Sep 18, 2020 4:46 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Trailer Paint Question
Replies: 19
Views: 329

Re: Trailer Paint Question

I agree on the galvanized box section, I would also make sure the wall thickness is substantial, something like 3mm or 1/8. On my trailer I made all the loose parts and then had them 'hot dipped galvanized'. It is a common practice hear on the coast with boat trailers. The whole frame is also dipped...
by DAVE LUDICK
Wed Aug 05, 2020 4:33 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Phantom 16 Bulkhead D Alteration
Replies: 10
Views: 2746

Re: Phantom 16 Bulkhead D Alteration

That is a beautiful boat, well done. I hope you get many happy hours on the water in that masterpiece.
by DAVE LUDICK
Wed Jul 01, 2020 3:24 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: GF14 in France
Replies: 41
Views: 3170

Re: GF14 in France

That is a sweet build, I hope you get many happy hours of use out of her, and doing such a good job in two and a half months, amazing.
by DAVE LUDICK
Tue Jun 02, 2020 1:51 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: GF14 Plywood
Replies: 2
Views: 133

Re: GF14 Plywood

Thank you Jacques,

I am happier now, all doubts taken care of.

Dave
by DAVE LUDICK
Mon Jun 01, 2020 7:25 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: GF14 Plywood
Replies: 2
Views: 133

GF14 Plywood

I am preparing to start on the the GF14. I have had the plans for ever, but wanted to finish the GV15 first, which I have now done. The GF14 is for quick trips to the river, it is also convenient as we do not need all the safety equipment and licences etc for a boat that is under 15ft and not powere...
by DAVE LUDICK
Tue May 05, 2020 3:05 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: GF14 in France
Replies: 41
Views: 3170

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: 740

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: 2524

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: 2524

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: 1329
Views: 128426

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.