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by Prarie Dog
Sun Oct 19, 2014 6:54 pm
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Hopefully it's not just me....
Replies: 13
Views: 1341

Re: Hopefully it's not just me....

FWIW, I've misremembered how I misread/misunderstood a dimension. Happened to two of us, that's why my GF18 is a GF 17' 8 1/2 incher. I pulled that one off with oversight by MR P, we still laugh about it. :doh: The boat doesn't seem to care.
by Prarie Dog
Sun Oct 19, 2014 4:35 pm
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: How to build a jon boat 16foot without mid seat?
Replies: 7
Views: 1219

Re: How to build a jon boat 16foot without mid seat?

Hello Prarie Dog, Larry, do you think I should plan some additional crossbeams between rear seat/ mid seat and between mid seat / front deck ? The height of the stringers at your GF12 is 3 inches? I'am right? Thanks for your time Bernd Bernd, The stringers are 5" tall, sorry didn't make that clear....
by Prarie Dog
Sat Oct 18, 2014 2:26 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: A Cracker Built GF18- Finished 6/28/15
Replies: 2908
Views: 242498

Re: A Cracker Built GF18

Looking good Larry, I like the step in the front, the console the paint hell, I like it all. Nice work :!:
by Prarie Dog
Sat Oct 18, 2014 12:38 pm
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: How to build a jon boat 16foot without mid seat?
Replies: 7
Views: 1219

Re: How to build a jon boat 16foot without mid seat?

Bernd, This is how we did it, we added two half inch thick stringers in the boat and cut the seat frames down to three inches. So far it's working fine, this is how the GF18 is done except the stringers in it are 3/4" thick, appx 19 mm. On the GF16 it would probably make sense to go with 19mm becaus...
by Prarie Dog
Fri Oct 17, 2014 12:00 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Working in the winter
Replies: 5
Views: 751

Re: Working in the winter

I live about 1100 miles due south of you and I have a shop that I set up portable heaters in to build one boat. That will be the last one I try to glass in the winter. The problem I had was keeping the shop warm at night. Some of those laminations didn't really set for three or four days, it gets ti...
by Prarie Dog
Wed Oct 15, 2014 12:09 pm
Forum: Forum Software & Site Bug Reports
Topic: "View New Posts" to not show Bilge posts
Replies: 11
Views: 2135

Re: "View New Posts" to not show Bilge posts

Cracker Larry wrote:It's an easy fix, don't click on the ones from the bilge :wink:
X2, I wondered when someone would figure this out. :doh:
by Prarie Dog
Tue Oct 14, 2014 9:34 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: SPLASHED
Replies: 721
Views: 77899

Re: XXXF20 Build

Incredible job Jorge, that is absolutely stunning, if you ever run her aground you know you won't get your calves wet! :D
by Prarie Dog
Mon Oct 13, 2014 5:03 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: T's GF12
Replies: 455
Views: 48351

Re: T's GF12

26.7 mph out of a 14 foot boat with 833 lb total weight doesn't seem too bad to me. If I can manage 20 mph with a passenger in my FS14 I'll be happy. Going by what I experienced with mine and what months of looking for a 30 here's what I discovered. The 20hp 4 strokes are available used all over th...
by Prarie Dog
Sun Oct 12, 2014 8:41 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: T's GF12
Replies: 455
Views: 48351

Re: T's GF12

This will be one fun boat to run. Even if the fishing isn't so good, getting back to the ramp will make up for it. It is pretty fun to run, even with the deficiencys with the current rigging. Running in the intercoastal doesn't require any steering inputs, all you have to do is put a foot on a gunw...
by Prarie Dog
Sun Oct 12, 2014 8:30 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: T's GF12
Replies: 455
Views: 48351

Re: T's GF12

I'm guessing its the tunnel, sponsons and all the extra weight since a 30 hp is triple what is recommended for the boat. Very pretty boat though. Im hoping to get around 30mph out of my 20hp 4s on my gf16... I'm thinking you'll be doing good to get 25 out of your 16 with a 20 4 stroke. If you read ...