Another Cracker GF12

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Another Cracker GF12

Post by Cracker Larry » Fri Jun 05, 2009 11:49 pm

Well, Sam says it's time to build another boat. He's got BBV. I might too :wink: This one is not for us though, it's going to be sold. We don't need another boat :doh:

This will be our second GF12, a great little jon boat for our swamps. Many of the freshwater swamp areas around here have a 10hp limit and the GF12 can perform well with that, carry a load and float in a couple inches of water.

So we're off again. Sam's got a fresh stack of plywood....

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And we've recycled a building jig for the third time. Used and abused. It's ugly, but now level and square. It'll do fine :lol:

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To be continued, :D of course


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Re: Another Cracker GF12

Post by Dog Fish » Sat Jun 06, 2009 12:17 am

Sounds good Larry, and you know we will all be watching ya. Good luck with the build.

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Re: Another Cracker GF12

Post by Bowmovement » Sat Jun 06, 2009 12:52 am

Nice. Looks like Sam is ready. I always seem to pick up some useful tid bits from your builds Larry.

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Re: Another Cracker GF12

Post by Oceola » Sat Jun 06, 2009 7:45 am

Hey Larry...

Well here you go again. Looking forward to following the thread. If you have time could you keep a running log of the general topics/page numbers covered then you could post an index in another thread or as a stickey?. I never did find time to go back through your OD build and develope an index...shame, that's a great Tutorial on composite boat building. Your well documented builds are really appreciated. You and Sam have fun.

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Re: Another Cracker GF12

Post by wegcagle » Sat Jun 06, 2009 2:52 pm

Awesome. I wasn't sure what I was going to do without another C.L. build. Lookin' forward to it.

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Re: Another Cracker GF12

Post by Arm&Hammer » Sat Jun 06, 2009 8:33 pm

wegcagle wrote:I wasn't sure what I was going to do without another C.L. build.
Me either. As luck has it, I will be starting my GF12 build this week also, although I will be taking it SSSLLLOOOWWW... Maybe, and I mean maybe, finishing up by this fall.

Looking forward to the details of your build CL. Will, I am definitely enjoying your build also.

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Re: Another Cracker GF12

Post by Cracker Larry » Sun Jun 07, 2009 11:33 am

Thank you all for the replies :D

We got started yesterday, cleaned up the shop, finished the building platform and got 2 sheets of plywood drawn out for the transoms, frames and clamping board. Will conitinue layouts and might cut some wood today.

I sure wish it would quit raining, think it's rained the last 45 days out of 50 :?

A&H, I'll use a fiberglass splice instead of the butt block on the bottom, don't really want a butt block in the middle of the sole.
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Re: Another Cracker GF12

Post by Arm&Hammer » Sun Jun 07, 2009 9:20 pm

Cracker Larry wrote:A&H, I'll use a fiberglass splice instead of the butt block on the bottom, don't really want a butt block in the middle of the sole.
I agree on not wanting the butt block there. I just haven't decided yet whether to FG splice, or splurge for an extra sheet of ply and put the butt block under the mid seat. Due to a qty discount from my local wood supplier, this additional sheet of 1/4" Meranti BS1088 would only cost an add'l $32. Looking at the nesting, there will be scrap, but I'm sure it will get used, if not on this boat, then the next one... :)

I actually went to pick up my ply this past Saturday, and someone had just cleaned out there 1/4" stock. So it now is looking like Tuesday to get my wood.

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Re: Another Cracker GF12

Post by Cracker Larry » Sun Jun 07, 2009 11:24 pm

AH, one thing about buying an additional sheet, it will give you plenty extra for ripping rubrails. If we use laminated 1/4 ply for the rubrails, we'll need about 75 linear feet ripped 1 1/2" wide, and there isn't a lot of extra in the nesting. Maybe enough to piece it, but really tight, probably not. An extra piece is a good idea :wink:

I got all the frames cut out today, and both transoms and clamping boards, seat tops and bow deck. Will get pics up soon.
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Re: Another Cracker GF12

Post by Cracker Larry » Mon Jun 08, 2009 12:20 am

Like I said, it just keeps on raining. Another 2" today. When you get 2" a day for 45 days, it starts to add up. I 'm beginning to realize what prompted Noah to build a boat :help:

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Bow deck, rear seat and forward frame...

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Transoms, a frame, 1/2 seat top and clamping boards for both transoms. The bow transom doesn't really require a clamping board, but we're putting one on here...

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Two more frames, the other clamping board, and the other half of the center seat...

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That's all for the frames, transoms, clamping boards, seat tops and decks. All the 1/2" stuff is cut out. Tomorrow we'll do the sides and bottom :D
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