GF16 In The PSL

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Re: GF16 In The PSL

Post by mindunderwater » Thu May 28, 2015 10:14 am

Jacques:

Didn't figure you were. I'm too big and ugly to take anything personally anyhow :lol:

Noles - are you finding you're looking for a spot to sit for a while on longer runs?



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Re: GF16 In The PSL

Post by Noles309 » Thu May 28, 2015 12:31 pm

mindunderwater wrote:
Noles - are you finding you're looking for a spot to sit for a while on longer runs?
The mini platform is a perfect place to sit :D

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Re: GF16 In The PSL

Post by jorgepease » Thu May 28, 2015 5:59 pm

she looks great! any videos of her running?

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Re: GF16 In The PSL

Post by Cracker Larry » Thu May 28, 2015 6:14 pm

I'll say it again. That's the nicest looking GF16 that I've ever seen. Hope you bring it to the builders meet in Homassasa this fall.
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Re: GF16 In The PSL

Post by Noles309 » Thu May 28, 2015 7:53 pm

jorgepease wrote:she looks great! any videos of her running?
Thanks Jorge, just the original one from the splash day.
Cracker Larry wrote:I'll say it again. That's the nicest looking GF16 that I've ever seen. Hope you bring it to the builders meet in Homassasa this fall.
Thanks Larry. I would really like to come if only for the day. We'll see how it shakes out. I can't commit for sure yet.
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Re: GF16 In The PSL

Post by massimiliano » Mon Jun 01, 2015 1:05 pm

Congratulations, that's a wonderful lucking boat.
I have to begin this boat in the next few days and because mine, should run in river and often shallow, I'd like to build a tunnel for the jet.
Anyone could tell me the general dimension of it ( maybe the engineer that make the project ) ?
Thanks,

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Re: GF16 In The PSL

Post by jacquesmm » Mon Jun 01, 2015 1:30 pm

We have tunnels in some boats but as I explained in previous threads, I do not recommend it for the GF16.
The GF16 is a narrow boat and there would not be enough lifting surface left if you cut a tunnel in it.
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Re: GF16 In The PSL

Post by Noles309 » Mon Jun 01, 2015 1:37 pm

massimiliano wrote:Congratulations, that's a wonderful lucking boat.
I have to begin this boat in the next few days and because mine, should run in river and often shallow, I'd like to build a tunnel for the jet.
Anyone could tell me the general dimension of it ( maybe the engineer that make the project ) ?
Thanks,

Max.
Thank you. Mine easily runs in 12" and floats in 4". I guess everyone has different needs but I can't imagine needing to run shallower than that. It would make me nervous anyway.
There have been a couple of GF series boats that builders added tunnels to with less that stellar results from what I remember. I don't really think you need a tunnel with a jet anyway, but I'm no expert.
Here is a video of a GF16 jet and no tunnel. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XRySvJbWrr0
GF16 Tunnel build http://forums.bateau2.com/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=8528
GF12 tunnel build http://forums.bateau2.com/viewtopic.php ... 2&start=10

I would make a post in the powerboat section. Jacques is more likely to see it there. Good luck :D

Edit: I guess we were posting at the same time Jacques :D
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Re: GF16 In The PSL

Post by massimiliano » Tue Jun 02, 2015 12:51 am

This link was really helpful mostly the video.
Thanks again.

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Re: GF16 In The PSL

Post by massimiliano » Tue Jun 02, 2015 12:55 am

What do you use to spread the epoxy on the fiberglas or the fairing epoxy on the plywood ?

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