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Never leave home without them...wife hates me to take them when we go out for dinner though  ;D

:D ;D :D ;D
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General Discussion about the Great Alaskan / Re: Slideshow of my GA build the Paula J
« Last post by Cannon on August 18, 2017, 06:19:34 PM »
Never leave home without them...wife hates me to take them when we go out for dinner though  ;D
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General Discussion about the Great Alaskan / Bow Rail Height?
« Last post by Cannon on August 18, 2017, 05:29:29 PM »
I want to add a bow rail to my boat. The forward deck is flush so getting up there can get a bit dodgy, and I ain't as young as I once was, but I'm as good once as I ever was...
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The tuna are in, but they are running deep, no porpoising and no jumpers. Down by Brookings it is wide open though!

Sounds like a plan!  You've got downriggers, right?

Brian

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General Discussion about the Great Alaskan / Re: Slideshow of my GA build the Paula J
« Last post by Cannon on August 18, 2017, 02:04:32 PM »
The tuna are in, but they are running deep, no porpoising and no jumpers. Down by Brookings it is wide open though!
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AWESOME!   Finally, eh?  Man, I hate being laid up ... makes me grumpy and then everyone's mad at me and you can't do anything.  Awesome to be released and back in action!  How's the tuna water?  Been keeping track, watching how close the warm water's coming in?  I haven't looked .... but this is August.  Maybe you can go get you some!

bd
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General Discussion about the Great Alaskan / Re: Slideshow of my GA build the Paula J
« Last post by Cannon on August 17, 2017, 06:28:44 PM »
Hang in there, sometimes life sucks as you know.  It will get better, tight lines to you!
Got released by the doctor today! I see fishing in the near future...Tuna...Salmon...Ling cod!
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General Discussion about the Great Alaskan / Re: Foam Floatation
« Last post by kennneee on August 17, 2017, 07:57:31 AM »
Well said!
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General Discussion about the Great Alaskan / Re: Foam Floatation
« Last post by Brian.Dixon on August 17, 2017, 06:35:58 AM »
Well .... there is no need for a black and white type of answer.  If you cannot find enough space to float the boat in spite of a full swamping up to the gunnels... then what's wrong with floating the boat if the swamping has not completely filled the boat?  Wouldn't you want a boat that resists rolling over if it's got water in it and is rocking too far from side to side?  That 'not enough' amount of flotation in the gunnels might just be what keeps you upright long enough to open scuppers and get the boat underway to start sending water out over the sides and stern where it belongs.  And there's nothing wrong with making a boat float a little higher if YOU are the one that has to hang onto it while you wait for help, no?  Anyway .... boats are full of trade-offs.  Go forth with good understanding and make your best bets along the way, and enjoy the sun, wind, and water.... and the fish blood as soon as you can manage!

Brian

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General Discussion about the Great Alaskan / Re: Foam Floatation
« Last post by kennneee on August 16, 2017, 09:01:54 PM »
Thanks for the thoughtful input guys.  I have been on the fence trying to decide on wether or not foam was worth the bother.  Of course I want my boat to float if it is taking on water but have not been sure I could get enough foam in this boat to actually make it worthwhile. Graham, the designer, has been less then enthusastic about it. He doesn't think a boat this size will have enough to room to make floatation effective. I suppose having  some added floatation, while not enough to keep this boat afloat when completly swamped, would buy some time. I will have a collision chamber forward in either case.  It isn't likely that i can get much floatation up high but can certainty get some in the bilges.
Ken
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