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by Levelland65
Thu Dec 13, 2012 8:33 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: T's GF12
Replies: 455
Views: 49113

Re: T's GF12

The boat looks amazing. With the new cupped prop your planing issues should be a thing of the past. Jack Foreman is a master prop guy and is one of the few prop technicians who understands prop needs for tunnel hulls. Most of the issues encountered with tunnels are more about the wrong prop and have...
by Levelland65
Wed Dec 12, 2012 1:47 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: GF -16 Jet modification questions
Replies: 8
Views: 655

Re: GF -16 Jet modification questions

Got it -- way to simple! Thanks.
by Levelland65
Wed Dec 12, 2012 12:58 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: GF -16 Jet modification questions
Replies: 8
Views: 655

Re: GF -16 Jet modification questions

Thanks Jacques. I will go with the GF18 and put my GF16 plans on the shelf. I still would like to reduce the bow sheer to keep the profile of the sheer parallel with the water line in order to reduce the wind signature. I have combed through tons of forums for a "how-to" on reducing the bow sheer an...
by Levelland65
Wed Dec 12, 2012 12:03 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: GF -16 Jet modification questions
Replies: 8
Views: 655

Re: GF -16 Jet modification questions

Here are some additional views of the boat I am planning to build. After reviewing the GF18 plans I am wondering if if would be smarter to build a narrower (48 bottom beam) GF18. I like the added strength of the stringers used on the GF18. I'm still planning on cutting down the bow sheer and adding ...
by Levelland65
Tue Dec 11, 2012 5:50 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: GF -16 Jet modification questions
Replies: 8
Views: 655

Re: GF -16 Jet modification questions

Sorry, I left out a couple of details on my original post. The reason why I want to reduce the bow sheer is to cut down on the wind signature of the boat. Additionally, the boat will have oars mounted just forward of center and less wind signature is better for rowing. Also the river I guide has no ...
by Levelland65
Tue Dec 11, 2012 5:44 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: GF -16 Jet modification questions
Replies: 8
Views: 655

GF -16 Jet modification questions

New to the Bateau forum and I have some questions. A fellow guide and I want to build some new river jet sleds for the Colorado River here in Texas. The boat we have in mind is similar to the 20ft arkansas river boat (see link) common to the ozarks. I have come up with a modified version of the Bate...