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by redfishla
Sat Apr 16, 2005 11:14 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: GF 16
Replies: 1
Views: 535

GF16

I finished my GF16 about a year ago, and have used it extensively. Once completed, the boat is a breeze to tip over and ease out on it's side. The finished hull weighs around 200 lbs. The 20 hp is fine. Remember, the plans call for a 20 inch shaft (the transom can be cut down, however). I have the 1...
by redfishla
Tue Mar 22, 2005 11:47 pm
Forum: Core Materials: Plywood, Foam core and Honeycomb
Topic: Poplar
Replies: 12
Views: 4708

Maybe this was a big no-no, but I used some poplar on the runners of my GF16. I had some perfect 1X2's from an earlier project. I used about 4 feet on each side. The rest was pine. I was very careful to give it a good epoxy bath. Unless that barrier is broken, I don't see how it could rot, unless it...
by redfishla
Sun Jan 02, 2005 2:23 am
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: GF16 -- annoying hull slap
Replies: 10
Views: 2224

I have some old rubber floor mats that I'm going to try later this week. All of the ideas are good. I tried anchoring from the stern, and it eliminates the hull slap at rest. I worry about it from a safety standpoint though. I'll let you guys know how the floor mats work. Thanks for the replies. Inc...
by redfishla
Wed Dec 15, 2004 10:59 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: GF18 Power Questions
Replies: 22
Views: 2832

I don't know about the GF18, but my GF16 does just fine with the recommended 15 hp. It has been my observation that if Jacques says it will work, then it will. With the 25, you will have to use the tiller extension to obtain optimum performance. Your dealer probably doesn't understand how light the ...
by redfishla
Thu Dec 09, 2004 10:58 am
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: GF16 -- annoying hull slap
Replies: 10
Views: 2224

Yes, the slap is from the bow only. The only time it matters is when I'm trolling or sneaking up to a spot. I undestand that this is a problem with a flat boat, so I'm not disappointed at all with the design. I just wanted some ideas, and ideas I received! I'll try the foam noodle idea. That's a goo...
by redfishla
Wed Dec 08, 2004 8:20 pm
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: GF16 -- annoying hull slap
Replies: 10
Views: 2224

GF16 -- annoying hull slap

I absolutely love my GF16; however, the incessant hull slap is costing me lots of fish. I built the boat to get me to the deep holes that force me to travel through 6-8 inches of water. It works beautifully! The hull slap, however, scares every aquatic creature within a 1 mile radius! Any ideas or f...
by redfishla
Mon Dec 06, 2004 9:31 pm
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: 18ft garvey skiff
Replies: 2
Views: 692

You may want to look in to the GF16. Main can run very shallow, and when using a trolling motor, less then 5 inches. It's an easy build (even for a bonehead like me), and I completed one in a reasonably short amount of time. I'll have mine out in the wonderful Louisiana marsh on Wednesday.
by redfishla
Sun Dec 05, 2004 2:07 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: PH15 Painted!
Replies: 8
Views: 1462

I agree with Uncle Ralph. The skeg will pull clear in short order, even with good paint adhesion. Sand the areas where you need to attach the skeg, epoxy glue the skeg, re-paint the area.
by redfishla
Wed Nov 24, 2004 1:17 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Glassing the outside of a GF16
Replies: 5
Views: 983

I believe it's a 6 inch overlap -- at least that's the minimum I used on my GF16. I kept the overlap the same as the sides. Are you asking about the inside or outside? For what it's worth, I changed my overlap (on the outside) to around 8 inches up the sides, which took it directly underneath the sp...
by redfishla
Sun Nov 21, 2004 6:02 pm
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: Fairing sucks
Replies: 7
Views: 1796

Yes, I found fairing to be difficult as well. Here are few things that helped me out: 1) Use a sanding drum on a drill (1 inch is a pretty good size). I was able to get deep into the corners and obtain a nice uniform size. 2) Use a dowl rod wrapped in sand paper. 3) Don't hesitate to use the Stanley...