GF16 Launched in Central Florida

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Re: GF16 Launched in Central Florida

Post by Browndog » Wed Apr 05, 2017 10:43 am

Looks mighty fine!. Congratulations on a job well done. Best wishes for many happy and productive days on the water.



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Re: GF16 Launched in Central Florida

Post by cape man » Wed Apr 05, 2017 1:01 pm

Very nice and love the layout.
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Re: GF16 Launched in Central Florida

Post by ks8 » Thu Apr 06, 2017 11:55 am

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Re: GF16 Launched in Central Florida

Post by TomW1 » Thu Apr 13, 2017 10:09 pm

Beautiful boat guy. Get that motor and prop back to Suzuki they tend to under prop there motors and ask for a larger pitched prop. Quick thought would be 1 pitch higher than you have now. If they can't do that a 2 pitch increase will be okay. It will give you a higher top end and slightly less jump at take off. But I don't think you will be disappointed.
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Re: GF16 Launched in Central Florida

Post by 94'325is » Mon Apr 24, 2017 3:07 pm

Thank Tom, I'm looking at new props now. The current prop is the 9.25"x10" stock prop. I was planning on buying a 9.25"x11" prop, either a Solas Amita or Suzuki, both are aluminum. Which would you recommend?

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Re: GF16 Launched in Central Florida

Post by Mikem59 » Tue Apr 25, 2017 8:57 pm

Nice job! Looks like you are pleased with the Suzuki 20 hp. Even more so once you prop it right. Glad to hear that as that is what I have for my FS18 build. I know I'll need to change the prop, will want a stainless prop anyway. I'll be pleased if I can top it at at 23 or 24 and cruise at 20.

And, sure hope I can put some fish slime in mine on it's maiden voyage.

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Re: GF16 Launched in Central Florida

Post by TomW1 » Thu Apr 27, 2017 10:53 am

TomW1 wrote:
Thu Apr 13, 2017 10:09 pm
Beautiful boat guy. Get that motor and prop back to Suzuki they tend to under prop there motors and ask for a larger pitched prop. Quick thought would be 1 pitch higher than you have now. If they can't do that a 2 pitch increase will be okay. It will give you a higher top end and slightly less jump at take off. But I don't think you will be disappointed.
Sorry I missed this till now. Talk to the Suzuki dealer and see if they will exchange the prop for free, if not the Solas Amita is a better prop with a little more cup and rake it may allow you to raise the motor up a hole. If you can buy it from a store where they will let you can exchange it you may be able to go up 2 pitch sizes. I ran it through my prop calculator and one pitch up will probably be just right and give you a couple of more mph top speed.

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Re: GF16 Launched in Central Florida

Post by 94'325is » Wed Aug 02, 2017 12:26 pm

Wanted to give an update to how the boat is doing. So far I'm loving it, I got the prop dialed in (11" pitch), solo I'm hitting about 28mph and cruise around 20-21mph and get great mileage. I was able to run 92 miles on the St. John's river and burned just over 4 gallons of gas. Also, the green wasn't sitting with me so I painted it Ice Blue, I like it much better and the hull seems to fit that color well.
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Re: GF16 Launched in Central Florida

Post by pee wee » Wed Aug 02, 2017 12:36 pm

I can't view the photos of how it looked before, but she looks good now. Glad you're having fun with her.
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Re: GF16 Launched in Central Florida

Post by Fuzz » Wed Aug 02, 2017 1:21 pm

Really nice looking :!: The inwales really add to the look. Man that is some good gas mileage, not sure my car does that good.

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