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by boatdog
Sat Sep 14, 2013 10:41 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: DF Marine plywood
Replies: 3
Views: 717

Re: DF Marine plywood

Just my thoughts..... Any money you save with cheap wood is going to go right into buying more epoxy because cheap exterior ply seems to drink epoxy like its going out of style. future repairs due to cheap wood will add to the bill ( I'm fixing some damaged "cheap" ply right now ), in the long run t...
by boatdog
Thu Aug 29, 2013 2:45 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: GF16 modification -question ...
Replies: 20
Views: 2946

Re: GF16 modification -question ...

There is some extra re-enforcement over and around the bottom butt block and the outside of the hull is completely covered with glass, but other than that the hull is "stock". Adding a sole would be a good idea not only for the strength it would give but you could leave an open area at the transom t...
by boatdog
Thu Aug 29, 2013 11:29 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: GF16 modification -question ...
Replies: 20
Views: 2946

Re: GF16 modification -question ...

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not the best picture but you can see what im talking about.

Sean
by boatdog
Thu Aug 29, 2013 11:15 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: GF16 modification -question ...
Replies: 20
Views: 2946

Re: GF16 modification -question ...

yes exactly, its a seat pedestal right in the middle of where the bench used to be. I just remembered there is a difference between gf-14 and gf-16 construction also, butt blocks vs. fiberglass splice, i am guessing the butt block is a stronger joint.

Sean
by boatdog
Wed Aug 28, 2013 6:06 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: GF16 modification -question ...
Replies: 20
Views: 2946

Re: GF16 modification -question ...

I removed the mid seat from my GF-14 about 6 years ago and have not had any problems with it. I left 3 inches of frame on each side and nothing on the sole. I did have some flexing in the sides but I added 2 layers of 12oz biax to the rub rails and mounted a 12"x12" box (with a swivel seat mounted o...
by boatdog
Sat Aug 10, 2013 3:19 am
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: XF20 query
Replies: 31
Views: 3887

Re: XF20 query

Glossieblack, I have the ezyglide stick on my GF-14 at the forward seat position, I do have to slow down when its choppy or I get beat up, works fine in calm water though. I thought it was going to be awkward pushing and pulling to go right or left but was surprised to find that it is very natural, ...
by boatdog
Mon Jul 22, 2013 1:46 am
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: Access holes in GF16 frames seats-how large?
Replies: 2
Views: 507

Re: Access holes in GF16 frames seats-how large?

I have been running a GF 14 with the center bench removed for about 6 years now, no problems. I originally built it with the center seat and ended up cutting it out, I left 3 inches of frame on the sides but cut the bottom flush. I built a small box and mounted a comfortable seat on it and epoxied-f...
by boatdog
Sun Jun 23, 2013 5:40 am
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: Help me decide which GF to build
Replies: 23
Views: 1553

Re: Help me decide which GF to build

The Harbor Freight trailer you mentioned is what i bought for my GF 14, it would fit a 12 foot boat much better, I wish i had just looked around for a used trailer instead. I also used the "cheaper" exterior grade ply, it just drinks up epoxy, ended up using way more than what was called for and of ...
by boatdog
Fri Aug 10, 2012 5:38 pm
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: gf 16 straight sides
Replies: 9
Views: 1189

Re: gf 16 straight sides

thanks Larry, i can live with low 20's maybe i can trade up to a 25 down the road.

sean
by boatdog
Wed Aug 08, 2012 4:05 pm
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: gf 16 straight sides
Replies: 9
Views: 1189

Re: gf 16 straight sides

hey CL i see you have a 25 on your gf16 is my 15 going to be under powered?

sean