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 on: May 27, 2015, 12:34:02 PM 
Started by Bill K - Last post by Bill K
System 3 advertises SB 112 as being UV resistance and you can add pigment to it.  I was thinking of doing this on the back deck of a work boat.  I was wondering if anyone had any experience using it?


 on: May 27, 2015, 12:25:34 PM 
Started by BobC - Last post by jim shula
I have no rod storage in my widebody with cabin and house.  It's built as a cruising boat.  All my rods go in my Standard which is the boat I flyfish from.  I have the rods in pvc holders under the gunnels, but I don't think this helps you since you're probably planning on some type of rocket launchers.

 on: May 27, 2015, 12:22:59 PM 
Started by luk diver - Last post by steveoh
Great video Bob! I've thought about doing this for a long time... Finally got a GoPro to give it a try!

I like the looks of those Triggers. Have wondered about how many crabs get out of the normal Danielson doors.

Looks like my Danielsons are finally getting crusty with welds failing here and there.  Perhaps summer is a good time to get some more and rig them.


 on: May 27, 2015, 12:14:27 PM 
Started by badger27 - Last post by tananaBrian
With the two extra sets of hands I had my buddies squeeze the chines tight and I just screwed up into the 2x4 from underneath. Worked real well and not clamps needed.

I'm not absolutely sure why, but I noticed on Renn's Jumbo design, that the chine flats seem to depart from the hull a tad (1/2"?  5/8"?) towards the stern and require some 'squeezing in' to bring their inner edges into contact with the upper/outer edges of the bottom panels.  Could be something as simple as the arrangement of bottom panel molds (or needing more or another of them), or the lofting of the bottom panels or chine flats ...or mistakes on the part of the builder.  Dunno ...but I've seen this trend at least a few times on (at least) the Jumbo.  Not a big deal though, and as Renn put it, if the gap/hole is too small to throw a cat through, then it's not too big to patch/fill with epoxy!  Those building the Great Alaskan to 28-1/2 or 29 feet, using the 28' loftings, will see a similar thing on the aft chine flats problem.  Just fill the gaps and move on.


 on: May 27, 2015, 12:08:42 PM 
Started by pastorinak - Last post by tananaBrian
I lost my password to the GA site but maybe someone here can shed some light. I am sure Brian can if he sees this. How much epoxy should  I order? I am looking at building a 28 GA with cuddy and small cabin, LARGE deck. I am not looking for factory finishes or any 4 fair jobs. I want as Renn puts it, a work boat, as far as quality goes. In the book he calls for 15 gallons for a jumbo. I don't see how....but I haven't built a skiff (or anything for that matter) with epoxy. I am still four months out from materials order but trying to do the math. Thanks for any advice.

i ordered the three gallon kit from aeromarine to get started ans see if I liked their poxy. Once I was sure, I ordered a 15 gallon kit. I think that you use more of their product because it is so thin. A little thicker would be my preference.

It sure makes fiberglassing easy though.  Maybe it's worth it to have one epoxy for wetting out and applying fiberglass, and another for fill coats and the coating of wood?


 on: May 27, 2015, 12:08:31 PM 
Started by BobC - Last post by BobC
Planning to have PH and cockpit all one level. No step down except for the into the cuddy.  Do you have a picture handy of your rod setup I could look at?

 on: May 27, 2015, 11:35:28 AM 
Started by BobC - Last post by jim shula
Are you going to step down into the pilothouse?  If so, from the cockpit reaching up to the top of the ph roof is not a stretch at all.  I'm 5'7" as well and when I step into the ph there is 74" of headroom, yet the top of the ph roof is only 68" off the cockpit deck. 

 on: May 27, 2015, 11:17:12 AM 
Started by BobC - Last post by BobC
I am playing with my plans on cabin layout and rod holders. 

I have seen cabins with aft door offset to the helm side.  I am considering this vs. a centered cabin door.  Have any of you had boats with this setup and if so, what were your thoughts and experiences.

I am only 5'7" tall.  Most rod holders mounted on the back edge of a cabin roof are too high up for me to comfortably get a rod out of quickly while still maintaing headroom clearance for someone passing through the doorway.

My thought is that offsetting the door would make a lower rod mount possible in the center of the boat, make a more direct path to the rods from the helm when trolling alone, and also give space for a bit larger rigging/bait station along the cabin wall.

From and interior perspective, it would provide additional sitting room on the port side and make for a little wider bench which would convert to dining area and bigger third bunk.

I think having the bait rigging/tackle station all outside is better than in the cabin.  The downside is it makes it harder to drive/rig at the same time when the bite is hot.

Here are a couple drawings and pictures of what I have in mind.  Any feedback is appreciated negative or positive.    I like the C-Hawk rigging station and offset door as an example.

I am also considering rod holders on the sides of the cabin rather than overhead and realize that the overhang on the back of the roof may cause some issues.  There is no absolute need to put rods up there if I can find other places where it isn't cluttered or in the way.  I don't like them sticking up in holders across the transom for storage.

 on: May 27, 2015, 11:03:39 AM 
Started by luk diver - Last post by Cannon
Interesting video, always wondered what it looked like.

 on: May 27, 2015, 10:57:45 AM 
Started by badger27 - Last post by bmay
I would love to tackle this boat build 80 hours a week, but I have a life, kids, a wife and many other things to do. Like, go fishing! Heading out to Jeffries Ledge next Monday and Tuesday for some ground fishing off the coast of Maine. Maybe, just Maybe there will be some BFT out there. I heard someone marked some fish already but few and far between this time of year.

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