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by wegcagle
Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Finished Boats
Topic: wegcagle GV15
Replies: 42
Views: 13319

Re: wegcagle GV15

My perfect boat would be the FL26 but with a bottom shape and powerhouse closer to DE23/25. I am crazy in love with the lines of FL26, but my requirements are 4-8 (8 crazy max) people. Usually 3 kids and 2 adults. Lake cruising 95% of the time and able to pull skiers/wakeboards/etc. Crusing first, F...
by wegcagle
Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Finished Boats
Topic: wegcagle GV15
Replies: 42
Views: 13319

Re: wegcagle GV15

Sad day for me, but really excited for the new owner and his grandson! I said goodbye to the ole GV15 today. She was awesome to us, and I know she’ll take care of her new family. Sure didn’t take long to sell. :D They got a good deal and a fantastic boat. Right people, right time, and right price. G...
by wegcagle
Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:25 am
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Larry's method of bolting the T Ttop to the sole
Replies: 14
Views: 385

Re: Larry's method of bolting the T Ttop to the sole

So that’s how he did it! Nice Wayne. For some reason I always thought he had predrilled the foam prior to putting the sole down. Using an Allen wrench is brilliant.

Peter, those benches are really cool!
by wegcagle
Sat Aug 11, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Larry's method of bolting the T Ttop to the sole
Replies: 14
Views: 385

Re: Larry's method of bolting the T Ttop to the sole

Hey Peter! I found some mention of it on page 220 of his build thread https://forums.bateau2.com/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=12976&hilit=Cracker+Larry+od18&start=2190 Basically he routed a hole in the foam and filled it with an epoxy plug and let the bolts harden in the plug with silicone release agent. Re...
by wegcagle
Wed Jul 25, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Preparing for GT27 build - questions
Replies: 109
Views: 3005

Re: Preparing for GT27 build - questions

Wes, I’m surprised that the plans specify 1208. The majority of the plans I’ve seen use layers of 12oz 45/45 no mat. All the mat really adds is thickness anyways. Also, isn’t 1208 12oz 45/45 biax May? Not 8oz? We’ll see what Jacques says, but I bet the no mat biax will be just fine. I definitely agr...
by wegcagle
Tue Jul 24, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Looking for recommendations
Replies: 4
Views: 179

Re: Looking for recommendations

Personally I’ve been in the same OD18 in 8” for redfish/trout and 30 miles out catching mahi etc. It’s a really versatile boat as long as you remember the flat bottom will pound alittle more. The trade off is that it’s super stable at rest. Also, if you decide on the OD18, PLEASE add splash guards l...
by wegcagle
Sun Jul 22, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Preparing for GT27 build - questions
Replies: 109
Views: 3005

Re: Preparing for GT27 build - questions

Wes

Silver tip is really high end epoxy, and is sold through bateau. Marinepoxy is the standard low blush sold here as well. I’ve heard really good things about Raka, but have never used it personally.

Let me know if you need a hand with this monster,

Will
by wegcagle
Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: Bass Boat
Replies: 31
Views: 860

Re: Bass Boat

Yep!! This and the years of memories putting her together :)
by wegcagle
Wed Jul 18, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: Bass Boat
Replies: 31
Views: 860

Re: Bass Boat

I doubt more than 20-30 hours of work total. The cost will be in the motor and gas imo
by wegcagle
Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Preparing for GT27 build - questions
Replies: 109
Views: 3005

Re: Preparing for GT27 build - questions

Nice Wes! That boat could be ge ultimate overnight crappie slayer on the lake. FWIW: For epoxies; I’ve used Marinepoxy, Silvertip, MAS, and the west marine systems. The nicest is Silvertip followed by MAS imo. For the money though I would use slow hardener Marinepoxy. It has WAY less blush problems ...