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by Noles309
Thu May 09, 2019 7:17 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: How much of a difference does 50 lbs. make....
Replies: 8
Views: 267

Re: How much of a difference does 50 lbs. make....

If the skiff is to stern heavy it will draft more, get on plane slowly, and might porpoise. You can fix the plane issue and porpoising with tabs, but being unbalanced or stern heavy will make it harder to pole it well. Looking in to a AGM riding lawn mover battery or ATV battery. Small light weight...
by Noles309
Mon May 06, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: GF16 Kansas build
Replies: 144
Views: 5163

Re: GF16 Kansas build

Been there done that....twice on two different boats....
by Noles309
Sat May 04, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: GF 16 build
Replies: 46
Views: 1129

Re: GF 16 build

Awesome👍👍👍
by Noles309
Wed Apr 03, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: GF16 In The PSL
Replies: 585
Views: 56874

Re: GF16 In The PSL

Pretty much forever...we visit occasionally my dad and brother are there.
by Noles309
Tue Apr 02, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Repton's GF16
Replies: 29
Views: 699

Re: Repton's GF16

Thanks, Gary, for your very constructive comments! ha, a jon boat is PRECISELY what I want it to look like (see the first pic in my build thread). Let me say that I will be using this boat to fish the stumps and backwaters of lakes Talquin and Seminole...never, do I intend to take it out in the fla...
by Noles309
Tue Apr 02, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: GF16 In The PSL
Replies: 585
Views: 56874

Re: GF16 In The PSL

Gary, Couple of questions... You built exactly by the plans, correct? You indicate that your boat floats in 4" and am curious to know if you could provide some info as to your weight distribution when its floating at 4". Like, say, 2 half full 3 gal. gas cans in the bow, motor and battery (what siz...
by Noles309
Sun Mar 31, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Repton's GF16
Replies: 29
Views: 699

Re: Repton's GF16

There have been some heavily modified GF boats on this forum that had less than stellar results. A center console GF12 and a tunnel GF16 come to mind. I was contemplating eliminating the mid seat and all that, but got worried about the final results and built it as designed and I'm glad I did. I lik...
by Noles309
Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: GF16 In The PSL
Replies: 585
Views: 56874

Re: GF16 In The PSL

Thanks Bobby, Tally is my hometown btw :) I'm with Jim, stick steer from the mid seat would be ideal in this boat. I like his idea of the fuel tank in the mid seat as well in this configuration. I run solo a lot and you need weight forward in that scenario, which was why I put my fuel up front. I us...
by Noles309
Sat Mar 09, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: Bad Mix of Foam?
Replies: 12
Views: 194

Re: Bad Mix of Foam?

I had the same issues with it. After some time I realized it shrank, I'm talking weeks here, no one ever came up with a reason other than the mix ratios were off or it wasn't mixed thoroughly which wasn't the case. The foam was poured in the summer in the afternoon so there was no great temperature ...
by Noles309
Sun Feb 03, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: GF16 Kansas build
Replies: 144
Views: 5163

Re: GF16 Kansas build

I hate windows in the shower. We had one in our previous house. I finally got tired of messing with it and closed it in. Keep in mind, water will intrude again at some point.
Good to see you back on the boat.