GF16 in FL

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Re: GF16 in FL

Post by 94'325is » Wed Jan 25, 2017 11:08 am

jacquesmm wrote:
Wed Jan 25, 2017 9:55 am
We have exactly that same engine on my son's GF16 and it feels under propped.
We are still in the break in period, no figures and anyway, I don't care about 1 or 2 extra miles at top speed but if I buy a spare prop, it will have a little more pitch.
How do you like the engine so far? I know you're still in the break in but how easy is it to start and how does it move the boat?



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Re: GF16 in FL

Post by 94'325is » Thu Jan 26, 2017 8:18 am

Foamed the rear compartments last night. On the left side I foamed about 1/2 of it then glassed a piece of 3/8" ply to create a small storage bin. It's angled towards the center of the boat for drainage. Before I put the foam on the right side I put in a picture of my previous FL14, it was tough to sell the other one and I learned a lot that helped on this project so it felt like a fitting tribute.

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Re: GF16 in FL

Post by pee wee » Thu Jan 26, 2017 9:18 am

Keep an eye on that left compartment, the foam continues to expand for a while after the initial push, so it may be putting pressure on the new ply you glassed in. Then again, it's not that big of a compartment so you may be fine. :D
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Re: GF16 in FL

Post by TomW1 » Fri Jan 27, 2017 10:47 am

Rollbar wrote:
Wed Jan 25, 2017 10:15 am

B-4 you buy a extra prop, try some extra cup on the prop.
Extra cup is not necessary if the boat is holding on in the turns and your fine on how high your able to raise the motor. The extra pitch will give you some more high speed top end. Both cup and rake helps in holding water on the prop and allows you to raise the prop higher for shallow water running. Props come in a variety of rakes from 0 to about 30 degrees in straight and progressive styles. Cup will come with 0 to triple cup off the shelf then the can be further increased to quadruple cup by a good prop shop. However the more cup the lower the pitch, say at least 3" for a triple cup.
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Re: GF16 in FL

Post by 94'325is » Thu Feb 02, 2017 7:59 am

Good info Tom, thanks!

Working little by little but the goal is to get a small job done each night. Wide glass over the rear and front decks, pigment added to the inside of the rear seat storage compartment, electrical panel cut out and center drain tubes installed. I originally had ripped a piece of 1.5" PVC in half for the drain tubes but I didn't like how it turned out so I ended up with a full diameter piece instead. I had already epoxied the half tubes in then realized I didn't like them so I changed it on the fly. Luckily it's still winter so the epoxy hadn't set up yet.

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Re: GF16 in FL

Post by 94'325is » Thu Feb 09, 2017 8:25 am

Lots of smaller details taken care of: electrical wiring done (removed for later permanent installation), center drain tubes installed (ripped out the 1/2 diameter sections since they were causing problems), rear seat mounted permanently, bow deck supports in place, fuel tank mounts in, and a few other smaller jobs.

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Re: GF16 in FL

Post by Rollbar » Thu Feb 09, 2017 9:02 am

Question, did you check for the location of the fuel pick-up in those tanks if in fact you will be mounting them in that position/orientation? Just a thought that came to me as I was reading you post.

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Re: GF16 in FL

Post by 94'325is » Thu Feb 09, 2017 9:17 am

Excellent question and yes I did, I would have preferred them to be in a different orientation but this was the best way to mount them.

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Re: GF16 in FL

Post by Rollbar » Thu Feb 09, 2017 9:30 am

Curious to see:
1. How she sits w/the weight on the front?
2. How she rides w/that weight/splash affect also.
Excellent job!

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Re: GF16 in FL

Post by 94'325is » Thu Feb 09, 2017 9:34 am

I will definitely update this thread when I have that information. I'm itching to get the boat in the water but I have to remind myself that taking the time to do it correctly now will be the best in the end.

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