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by wkisting
Tue Jul 07, 2020 7:55 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: GT27 Build (Wes K)
Replies: 565
Views: 40008

Re: GT27 Build (Wes K)

Just a quick update. Seems like the boat work is multiplying these days, but we're making progress. Got the cockpits fore and aft all sealed. Planning to install seats in the aft cockpit, with a proper propane locker to starboard. I don't like the idea of running the scuppers out directly alongside ...
by wkisting
Mon Jun 29, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: GT27 Build (Wes K)
Replies: 565
Views: 40008

Re: GT27 Build (Wes K)

Yes, for leaks. Propane is heavier than air and settles to the lowest point in any cavity. Per ABYC standards, a proper propane locker must have a minimum 1/2" ID discharge line running from the bottom of the locker, at a constant downward slope, to a point outside the hull, at least 3" above the ve...
by wkisting
Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: GT27 Build (Wes K)
Replies: 565
Views: 40008

Re: GT27 Build (Wes K)

Working through the intricacies of building a propane locker. The concept is straightforward, but in my case, I'll have very tight clearances inside the aft cockpit locker I intend to build (or else the seat will end up awkwardly high). Does it matter what type of hose is used for the drain discharg...
by wkisting
Fri Jun 26, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: GT27 Build (Wes K)
Replies: 565
Views: 40008

Re: GT27 Build (Wes K)

The window hasn't arrived yet, but has now shipped. I don't know how long express takes from China. The rep at Anhui Maygood I'm talking with is very nice, but there's a bit of a cultural disconnect where it takes a lot of pleasantries back and forth and a lot of repeat requests to get them to follo...
by wkisting
Thu Jun 25, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: GT27 Build (Wes K)
Replies: 565
Views: 40008

Re: GT27 Build (Wes K)

No, you might be right. I've been posting for awhile, but haven't really taken time to figure out all the content and structure here, as I only started the thread because several people mentioned an interest in the GT27 design and I no longer have my personal website where I had written up my other ...
by wkisting
Thu Jun 25, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: GT27 Build (Wes K)
Replies: 565
Views: 40008

Re: GT27 Build (Wes K)

Wait, this is a build thread, isn't it? My breadcrumbs show all this has been posted in the "Builder's Power Boats" section, under "Builder's Progress and non technical messages." Isn't that the correct place for build threads, or are you talking about something else? (I haven't navigated the forum ...
by wkisting
Sun Jun 21, 2020 7:50 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: GT27 Build (Wes K)
Replies: 565
Views: 40008

Re: GT27 Build (Wes K)

Good morning! Happy Father's Day to all you gentlemen who are parents! GT27 is coming along. The front cockpit is all sealed up ('glassed). Planning to seal up the aft cockpit today and start roughing in some seat framing, with provisions for a propane locker on one side and storage on the other. I ...
by wkisting
Mon Jun 15, 2020 5:44 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: GT27 Build (Wes K)
Replies: 565
Views: 40008

Re: GT27 Build (Wes K)

I'm still debating when to paint. It's getting hot now and will stay that way until fall. I'll finish up with the fiberglass and spend a good while fairing all the exterior surfaces, but I may put off the painting until the weather cools again in September. I have plenty to do on the interior betwee...
by wkisting
Sun Jun 14, 2020 7:45 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: GT27 Build (Wes K)
Replies: 565
Views: 40008

Re: GT27 Build (Wes K)

Thanks for input on scuppers, all. Still debating what to do in the back, but for the forward cockpit, I settled on just an open hole (no flapper) since they're so far above the waterline. I'm going to use a hawse fairlead to trim the holes. I'll have to cut down the interior flange to match the thi...
by wkisting
Mon Jun 08, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: GT27 Build (Wes K)
Replies: 565
Views: 40008

Re: GT27 Build (Wes K)

That's kind of what I wondered. I notice they have a 2.5" long version (1.5" dia.). My transom is 2" thick, plus about 1/8" of fiberglass built up on the outside (actually closer to 3/16"), so I think I'd only have to trim about 1/8" off the threads on the inside to get it flush... maybe even slight...