GF16 in FL

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GF16 in FL

Post by 94'325is » Mon Nov 28, 2016 8:11 am

My FL14 went to a great new home and it's time to start building a new one. I drove down to Vero on Saturday and Jamie and Jeff had all the materials waiting for me, also got to check out the foam core GF16. It was amazingly light and stiff. I took a lot of tips that I have seen on here and built a 16'x4' table for assembly which already has proven very useful for cutting the pieces out too. So far everything is going well and I'm still amazed at how flat panels with a little cutting makes a boat shape. So far this design looks great and I can't wait to get it out on the water!

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Post by bateau-webmaster » Mon Nov 28, 2016 9:02 am

Holy Cow Seth! That's some serious progress, considering you picked everything up on Saturday.
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Post by Jeff » Mon Nov 28, 2016 1:11 pm

Great work in a short amount of time!!!! Jeff

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Post by TomW1 » Mon Nov 28, 2016 10:01 pm

Dang man a little fairing, a little paint and a motor and fish finder and you'll be ready to go fishing. I give you a month till launch. :D
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Post by Fuzz » Mon Nov 28, 2016 10:11 pm

That fast and the work area is still clean :doh: That is just not right :lol:

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Post by Noles309 » Wed Nov 30, 2016 9:18 pm

Sweet.....about time you got started :wink:
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Post by 94'325is » Thu Dec 01, 2016 8:14 am

Thanks guys, it's really a testament to the plans and techniques used on how fast it comes together. It also helps when your wife is out of town for a few days...

I was able to get the bottom on and start taping the seams, about half of them done but I don't have pictures. I do however have pictures of what showed up yesterday, which happened to be on my wife's birthday. I told her it was for her, just so happened to be going on a boat I would use predominantly.

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Post by BrianC » Thu Dec 01, 2016 9:09 am

What size is the stock prop on that Suzuki? The 20 hp Tohatsu on my tinny came with a 9.25x10. It is a light boat like your GF16 so I found that the engine would rev limit before before it got to full throttle. Going to a 9.25x11.5 (next size up) fixed that and added a few MPH to the top end speed. These small engines don't have a tach so I just added one of those tiny tachs that you can pick up on eBay or Amazon for $10 or so. They also serve as hour meters so are good to monitor the break in hours.
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Post by jacquesmm » Thu Dec 01, 2016 10:22 am

What a coincidence! I ordered a Suzuki 20 HP for my son's GF16 2 days ago!
It should be here next week.
It's light and EFI without a battery.
BTW, where did you buy it?
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Re: GF16 in FL

Post by 94'325is » Thu Dec 01, 2016 10:32 am

Brian, I will check the prop when I get home but I believe it is a 9.25" Dia x 10" Pitch. I'm planning on ordering a tinytach/hour meter as well, on my last engine I could only approximate that it had somewhere between 0 and 1000 hours. Once the boat is on the water I'll post my experiences.

Jacques, I checked out your son's GF16 while I was getting the materials, it came out great. I can't believe how light and stiff it was. I looked at a few of the 20hps out there and after comparing Suzuki won it for me. I bought it from onlineoutboards.com and paid $2770 shipped to my door. They also threw in the first year maintenance kit as well as the tank and lines at no charge. I ordered my last Tohatsu from them and they had the best price and free shipping. Looking forward to hearing your thoughts on the 20 as well!

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