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by wkisting
Sun Nov 10, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: GT27 Build (Wes K)
Replies: 319
Views: 20171

Re: GT27 Build (Wes K)

A few pictures of the recent progress... I installed the hatch rim and built the hatch that covers the forward fuel compartment. The hatch is very big, but very solid (no flex) and not too heavy. I think this will work really well for keeping out water but allowing for easy inspection of the tank/fi...
by wkisting
Wed Nov 06, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: GT27 Build (Wes K)
Replies: 319
Views: 20171

Re: GT27 Build (Wes K)

Well, we ended up taking a little over two months off because of the insufferable heat and some family vacation time, but we're just starting back to the build now that the cool Fall weather has arrived. It was nice to have a break after going at it steadily for the past year. Not much new to report...
by wkisting
Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: GT27 Build (Wes K)
Replies: 319
Views: 20171

Re: GT27 Build (Wes K)

Ugh. After a short reprieve thanks to rain and a few cooler days, the dreaded heat is back and as relentless as ever. Progress has slowed again. All I managed to do this entire weekend was build and install the rim for the hatch that will cover the coffin box for the fuel tank.
by wkisting
Sun Aug 11, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: GT27 Build (Wes K)
Replies: 319
Views: 20171

Re: GT27 Build (Wes K)

And now there's a cockpit sole...
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by wkisting
Sat Aug 10, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: GT27 Build (Wes K)
Replies: 319
Views: 20171

Re: GT27 Build (Wes K)

All compartments in the forward cockpit are foamed and ready to have the sole glued down! The heat was a killer today, but it's done now. Pouring like this and then cutting flush is definitely the way to go. Much easier to make sure the spaces are filled to the top.
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by wkisting
Sat Aug 10, 2019 6:33 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: GT27 Build (Wes K)
Replies: 319
Views: 20171

Re: GT27 Build (Wes K)

Bracket pic... This is the "extra wide" (36") version of their single-engine flotation style bracket, built to the dimensions I provided them. Cost came in right around $1200, which was quite a bit lower ($300 - $1000 less) than five other quotes I requested from other places. Shipping was another $...
by wkisting
Thu Aug 08, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: GT27 Build (Wes K)
Replies: 319
Views: 20171

Re: GT27 Build (Wes K)

Thanks for the input on backing plates. I'll use a continuous length of strap wherever I can (i.e., the 36" run across all four bolts along the top edge of the bracket); however, the bolts along the bottom edge (which the motor weight will be lever-ing tighter against the transom instead of pulling ...
by wkisting
Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: GT27 Build (Wes K)
Replies: 319
Views: 20171

Re: GT27 Build (Wes K)

Thanks all. We foamed under the coffin box beneath the front cockpit sole. The foam is kind of fun to work with, and quite a bit stiffer than I expected for 2lb. density. Seems like it will work well. I'm not crazy about pouring through 3" dia. holes, as it seems to fill the compartment fine, but th...
by wkisting
Sat Aug 03, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: GT27 Build (Wes K)
Replies: 319
Views: 20171

Re: GT27 Build (Wes K)

Two coats down, one to go...
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by wkisting
Sat Aug 03, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: GT27 Build (Wes K)
Replies: 319
Views: 20171

Re: GT27 Build (Wes K)

The frames are all trimmed in cleats now, except the aft-most row where I want to install the motor bracket first before finalizing the floor height. Spending a few hours cleaning up all the dust and debris today, then each compartment gets three coats of epoxy for sealing. Getting close to foam and...