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by 04ness
Tue Jun 24, 2008 8:40 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: GF-14 performance
Replies: 13
Views: 1938

I chose the 10hp because of price and weight. It does fine with just me in the boat. I didnt expect it to plane with 2 large adults, but it is so close that it is worth tweaking. The motor reached its point where it bogged out. not over revved. The prop pitch is 7.5 inches. I think the only other pr...
by 04ness
Mon Jun 23, 2008 10:51 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: GF-14 performance
Replies: 13
Views: 1938

GF-14 performance

Hello everyone, I finally test ran my gf-14 with my new outboard this weekend. Im running a 10hp Tohatsu 4 stroke. With 2 adults it just doesnt get up on plane. Almost, but no cigar. The bow lifts up and starts pushing water, but its just shy of popping ontop of the bow wave. We tried shifting weigh...
by 04ness
Thu May 15, 2008 10:22 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: 04ness' GF14
Replies: 10
Views: 3002

chicagoross wrote:Nice! Gonna build another next year? :D
I WILL build another. But it will be years down the road. I promised my wife I would focus on the honey-do list around the house.

My oldest daughter will start college next year, and I do need some free time to enjoy this boat :D
-- Brad
by 04ness
Wed May 14, 2008 9:48 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: 04ness' GF14
Replies: 10
Views: 3002

pics are in my gallery. hopefully it will be floating in the next pics I post!

--Brad

http://forums.bateau2.comthumbnails.php?album=624
by 04ness
Tue May 13, 2008 11:02 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: 04ness' GF14
Replies: 10
Views: 3002

Well, its been almost a year since my last post. BOAT IS READY TO SPLASH!! I modified a utility trailer to haul the boat because some places I go have no ramp. The boat sits on a bunk with rollers almost like a boat trailer. The bunk sits on the utility trailer. we fabricated rollers and a mount for...
by 04ness
Wed Nov 14, 2007 9:55 pm
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: GF12 Drain plug
Replies: 10
Views: 2324

On my GF14, first I epoxied 2 strips of 12mm ply across the bottom of the transom to beef it up. Then drilled a 1" hole with a forstner bit. I cut a brass drain tube to 1/8" longer than the thickness of the transom, and coated it with an epoxy/milled fiber slurry, and inserted it in the hole. I crim...
by 04ness
Mon Oct 29, 2007 9:05 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Mounting Fish Finder on Console
Replies: 5
Views: 1031

Hi Kingfish, here is a link for a "cable clam" from hamilton marine. http://store.hamiltonmarine.com/browse.cfm/4,2407.htm I picked up a cheaper version from west marine. they had them on the shelf, but I didnt see the exact one in the catalog. I think I paid 8-10 bucks. Look in the VHF radio/antenn...
by 04ness
Mon Oct 22, 2007 10:28 pm
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: S3-LPU advise
Replies: 3
Views: 886

Thanks Joel, do you find that a heavier coat (relatively speaking) will level and flow better than a lighter coat? If I have to end up wet sanding and buffing the final coat, is it possible to achieve the same level of gloss that the unsanded paint has? I love the smooth semi -gloss finish the S3 cu...
by 04ness
Sun Oct 21, 2007 5:01 pm
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: S3-LPU advise
Replies: 3
Views: 886

S3-LPU advise

HI everyone, I painted the outside of my GF-14 this weekend, and I need some advise from the gurus really familiar with S3-LPU. I rolled and tipped about 5 coats of whidbey white (with crosslinker). The first 3 coats self levelled fine. the last 2 coats dried with obvious brush strokes. The temp sta...
by 04ness
Sat Oct 20, 2007 3:03 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Fuel Hose
Replies: 4
Views: 838

kingfish,

both Boaters World and West Marine down in woodbridge have a good selection.(They are down by Potomac mills mall)

you can also mail order from boat builder central or hamilton marine http://www.hamiltonmarine.com/

---Brad