GV10 Stop and Start Project

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GV10 Stop and Start Project

Post by MikeyGnz » Wed Dec 26, 2018 2:04 am

I need a new dinghy to get out to our big boat on the mooring as well as a bit of fishing when it is not worth putting the big boat in the water. Since i have an unused 10hp outboard and i want something that will plane with this and 2 people i have decided to build a GV10.

Given the cost of plywood and resin here in NZ and the fact that the dinghy will be left out for renters of our holiday home to use i am adapting the plans to build from aluminium.

I've been going for a few days already fitting in an hour here and there as i can over my christmas break. Photos to come.
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Re: GV10 Christmas project

Post by Jeff » Wed Dec 26, 2018 8:13 am

MikeyGnz, Welcome to the Builders Forum!! It will be nice to follow a aluminium build!! Get those photos coming!! Happy holidays, Jeff

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Re: GV10 Christmas project

Post by Fair WX Pilot » Wed Dec 26, 2018 10:01 am

Hi MikeyGnz, I love my standard plywood GV10 but an aluminum version would be very interesting. Looking forward to following your build.
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Re: GV10 Christmas project

Post by peterrivers » Thu Dec 27, 2018 2:47 am

Hi, I have a completed Gv10 in Christchurch. Would love to see yours when done if you don't mind?
Cheers
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Re: GV10 Christmas project

Post by MikeyGnz » Thu Dec 27, 2018 3:34 am

Got a bit done today. Over the last few days I've measured, marked out and done all the cutting. Tomorrow night I start the fun bits - actually building.

Measuring and marking
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Cutting
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All ready to start on reinforcing the frames tomorrow
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Re: GV10 Christmas project

Post by MikeyGnz » Thu Dec 27, 2018 3:37 am

peterrivers wrote:
Thu Dec 27, 2018 2:47 am
Hi, I have a completed Gv10 in Christchurch. Would love to see yours when done if you don't mind?
Cheers
Pete
Sure thing. I'm hoping for a relatively quick build and only aiming for a workboat finish. The limit will be how much welding I get out of my Argon bottle.

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Re: GV10 Christmas project

Post by Jeff » Thu Dec 27, 2018 7:13 am

MikeyGnz, how did you choose the thickness of the aluminum? Jeff

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Re: GV10 Christmas project

Post by piperdown » Thu Dec 27, 2018 11:03 am

Definitely following this build!
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Re: GV10 Christmas project

Post by MikeyGnz » Thu Dec 27, 2018 2:49 pm

Jeff wrote:
Thu Dec 27, 2018 7:13 am
MikeyGnz, how did you choose the thickness of the aluminum? Jeff
Hi Jeff.

I googled the weight of a sheet of 1/4" marine ply then calculated the thickness of Aluminium required to give the same weight. The result was just over 2mm thick. I rounded up to 2.5mm as I will not have the weight of all the resin in the boat. This should give me the same weight hull to get the same performance as the plywood version. So pretty much I am guessing/hoping it will be strong enough.

Many aluminium jet boats use 2.5mm for the sides so I am not too worried about strength. The plans show a pair of 20x40mm bottom stiffeners, I will use 40x40x3mm aluminium angle for the same purpose. I will lightly tack them on initially and if it seems too flexible I can grind the tacks and instead of 1 stiffener halfway between chine and keel I can add a second so there are 2 each one third of the way.

2.5-3mm is also a good thickness to weld. Any thinner and it is easy to blow holes while any thicker needs much more weld prep to grind Vs to get full penetration.

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Re: GV10 Christmas project

Post by MikeyGnz » Thu Dec 27, 2018 2:53 pm

A question for all the GV10 owners.

The plans show the middle seat on top of frame 2. I plan to add an additional frame the width of the seat forward or back from the middle frame with the seat bridging the two frames to form a flotation chamber. If you had to move your middle seat by 140mm/5.5" would you go forward or back?

Thanks

Mike

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