GT27 Build (Wes K)

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Re: GT27 Build (Wes K)

Post by fallguy1000 » Tue Mar 05, 2019 8:42 am

Did you move it to high n dry inside or build a cage ober it? How you keeping it dry?

Glad the flip went well. Itsa nervous time. Self imposed anxiety testing.
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Re: GT27 Build (Wes K)

Post by silentneko » Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:43 am

Boats looking great, can't wait to see what you do with the rest.
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Re: GT27 Build (Wes K)

Post by wkisting » Tue Mar 05, 2019 10:17 am

Thanks all. I'm relieved to have it done.

Fallguy - for the short term, I just built a giant sawhorse (for lack of a better description) with 7' tall legs and a 16' long span, which I set inside the hull and over which I draped heavy 6mil plastic (the same sheeting from the roof of the shelter where I painted it) to protect it from the elements. That same night, we got blasted by the wind and rain that unfortunately also created fatal tornadoes elsewhere in GA, SC, and AL. Fortunately, I went out in the rain to check on it JUST before the rain, which had puddled up and started to drag the sheeting down inside the boat (forming a "bucket" shape all along both sides), almost yanked off the clamps... that would have dumped gallons of rainwater into the unsealed interior (!!). I saved it just in time (only a few cups of water had trickled in through a small hole), re-tightened the pitch, and doubled the number of clips along the rub rails to hold the plastic sheeting taut (A-frame style) to shed rain better. All has been fine and dry since.

Next weekend, I'll add a little framing to make a more proper roof to avoid further worries about rain. I'm also eager to get some proper bracing underneath and start building out some of the floor framing. Right now, the hull is just sitting unbraced on about half the length of the two rear bunks and propped up one place in front by a 2x8. I think the hull is strong enough to take it, but I wouldn't want to leave it that way for much longer, for fear it could deform the bottom.
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Re: GT27 Build (Wes K)

Post by Bogieman » Tue Mar 05, 2019 11:03 am

Nice, Wes! Great job on the flip ingenuity

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Re: GT27 Build (Wes K)

Post by wegcagle » Tue Mar 05, 2019 2:54 pm

Nice work on the flip Wes! That was a slick idea

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Re: GT27 Build (Wes K)

Post by fallguy1000 » Wed Mar 06, 2019 8:50 am

I might go for the early garboard. Another idea is a plastic sheet on the bottom. If you roof did fail, the water would hit the sheet, and if you had a drain, you could even send it out the back.

Of course, wind is your big foe.

Speed is your friend here.

Carry on and get it glassed inside if it is out or maybe find a place to put it for a month or two.
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Re: GT27 Build (Wes K)

Post by wkisting » Fri Mar 08, 2019 2:13 pm

Looks much bigger when upright and pulled out from the house!
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Re: GT27 Build (Wes K)

Post by joe2700 » Fri Mar 08, 2019 2:58 pm

wkisting wrote:
Fri Mar 08, 2019 2:13 pm
Looks much bigger when upright and pulled out from the house!
I had no sense for how big this was from the flip pics, it's huge! Very impressive flip with this context.

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Re: GT27 Build (Wes K)

Post by BB Sig » Fri Mar 08, 2019 3:10 pm

Digging the paint job!

The GT's are BIG boats... :help:

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