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by Noles309
Sun Feb 03, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: GF16 Kansas build
Replies: 112
Views: 3885

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.
by Noles309
Sat Feb 02, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: GF 16 build
Replies: 33
Views: 702

Re: GF 16 build

Yay, another GF build. Looking forward to following along.
by Noles309
Sat Jan 26, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: Epoxy & graphite vs Steelflex?
Replies: 6
Views: 229

Re: Epoxy & graphite vs Steelflex?

I have Gatorglide on the bottom of my GF16 and used epoxy graphite on my sons Gheenoe. The epoxy graphite is tougher but the gatorglide is slicker for sure. I'm sure the Steelflex is similar to the Gatorglide. I would save some money and go epoxy graphite.
by Noles309
Wed Dec 12, 2018 7:46 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: GF16 Prop Selection
Replies: 37
Views: 1326

Re: GF16 Prop Selection

GF16's like some weight up front. I had some slight porpoising when alone and I put a yeti up front on the deck. I also use a Stingray Jr. on the motor and have had no issues since. Thanks I assume the slight porpoising was with you standing at the leaning post at your max speed. I got very little ...
by Noles309
Sat Dec 08, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: GF16 Prop Selection
Replies: 37
Views: 1326

Re: GF16 Prop Selection

GF16's like some weight up front. I had some slight porpoising when alone and I put a yeti up front on the deck. I also use a Stingray Jr. on the motor and have had no issues since.
by Noles309
Tue Oct 30, 2018 7:17 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: GF16 Battery Mount
Replies: 9
Views: 276

Re: GF16 Battery Mount

I epoxied down a scrap piece ply to the floor and used nylon strap to hold it down. The hold down hardware is screwed into the plywood base. Cheap and simple. I don't have any finished pics.
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by Noles309
Sat Oct 27, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: GF16 motor?
Replies: 9
Views: 279

Re: GF16 motor?

A 40 is way too much weight to hang off the transom of a GF16. They need weight in the front as is because they tend to run a little bow high. To me a 20hp 4 stroke or a 25hp 2 stroke is about as heavy of a motor as you would want on there. I would love a 25 2 stroke for mine but I couldn't find one...
by Noles309
Sun Oct 14, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: GT27 Build (Wes K)
Replies: 123
Views: 3882

Re: GT27 Build (Wes K)

Allright! I'm looking forward to this build. The GT27 is on my list of possible future builds.
by Noles309
Sat Oct 06, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: GF16 rocker. Leave, add materials, worry about fairing later?
Replies: 30
Views: 627

Re: GF16 rocker. Leave, add materials, worry about fairing later?

Definitely fix it. I fixed it mostly on the advice of cedarock. He finished and ran his GF14 with rocker then later went back and fixed it. He reported a quite noticeable improvement in performance once fixed. You can read his comments on page 10 of my build thread. I spoke at length with him on the...
by Noles309
Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: Advice on small boat as fly fishing platform
Replies: 13
Views: 559

Re: Advice on small boat as fly fishing platform

GF12 (also listed as jon boat 12) is an easy 1st build. They are stable and can carry a crap ton of weight.

https://bateau.com/studyplans/GF12_study.php?prod=GF12