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 on: October 12, 2014, 03:06:03 PM 
Started by cgrfish - Last post by cgrfish
Dave,  that's my plan exactly.  I knew with Oregon cool damp winters I wouldn't have painting weather again until May or June, so I pushed hard on that part.  The roof and cuddy all have one inch foam cores, so I think I will be able to heat the interior and keep moving this winter.

 on: October 12, 2014, 02:49:12 PM 
Started by AnthonyLyndaker - Last post by tananaBrian
Not trying to split hairs here or anything, but the Great Alaskan can be built as short as 25 feet, right? Brian, I know that your plans specify generally 26-28 feet, but there is reference within the plans to building it as short as 25 feet.  Just curious to know if building one to 25 feet is in fact building it to a size the boat was designed for, rather than shortening a boat that was designed to built from 26 to 28 feet.

Yes, the Great Alaskan can be built from 25' up to 28-1/2", with "how to make length adjustments" and spaced-out (or squeezed together) stations for doing so.  From amidships forward, all variations are identical.  The stretch/shrink occurs in the aft sections.


 on: October 12, 2014, 02:41:31 PM 
Started by cgrfish - Last post by Dave Wright
Congratulations! That looks real nice, and now you can just put a tarp over the whole works, place an electric heater and some lights inside and you can do the interior despite winter weather.

 on: October 12, 2014, 02:26:07 PM 
Started by cgrfish - Last post by Tebubaga
Yay hay! Looking good.

And the good thing about your paint job is that if you don't like it, you can change it!  Grin

I too have that bump in the side scarf. Unless you point it out, people won't notice it.

 on: October 12, 2014, 02:04:06 PM 
Started by cgrfish - Last post by cgrfish
Another angle of my lady. 

And sorry for my ugly mug in the pictures - my wife and daughter wouldn't help me move her for pictures unless I agreed to be in the pictures.


 on: October 12, 2014, 02:01:37 PM 
Started by cgrfish - Last post by cgrfish
Finished the trim paint last night and wanted to share a picture before she gets tucked away for the winter.  I'm definately not a painter, but I'm pretty pleased with how it looks.  The high gloss paint does a great job pointing out the defects, with the biggest surprise being able to see a reflection on each of the side scarfs.  I had put a 4" tape on the scarfs out of fear of breaking them, and though not noticeable before it evidently created enough variation in the side to see it in the gloss reflection.

Biggest lessen of the paint job is to go less white next time.  The color is several off of pure white on the color chart, but it still looks really white...  It will look much better covered in tuna blood.

The exterior and rear deck are essentially done.  The goal is to build the cabin interior this fall, do the wiring and mechanical stuff in the spring, and be halibut fishing in June. 

 on: October 12, 2014, 01:55:54 PM 
Started by BillW - Last post by pfithian
I built without bottom strakes. They are not necessary if you intend to have only water contacting the bottom.

 on: October 12, 2014, 08:59:37 AM 
Started by Kiwi Jon - Last post by pfithian
Leaning post is the way to go. You almost never sit when piloting.

I'll post dimensions of ours with pictures in the next few days. It is perfectly positioned for standing, leaning, and occasionally sitting. We just completed a 500 mile voyage from Naples to the Tortugas and back and can attest to how well it works for extended passages.

 on: October 12, 2014, 07:56:12 AM 
Started by BillW - Last post by Randy Zimmerman
Bill - looks like your making great progress. Good luck with your build.


 on: October 12, 2014, 07:48:52 AM 
Started by pfithian - Last post by pfithian
We had a real slog in the run from Marathon to Cape Sable.  Waves were 2-3 feet and short period, they seemed to come from every direction. And a blasting wind with spray everywhere, the boat was covered with salt at the end of the day.  Never once felt unsafe or got wet in the Pilothouse. Thanks Renn!

The rest of the run to Naples was a smooth ride along the leeward shore.

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