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General Discussion about the Great Alaskan / Re: A house for my GA
« Last post by Brian.Dixon on Today at 07:29:48 AM »
Pick a good milestone and take a little break .... breaks are part of the project!  As for out of plumb... well, every house or building I've ever seen was non-square or off in something.  Try taking a few measurements and checking a few corners on other buildings sometime.  You'll only notice these things when you are building and checking.  On the first house that my dad and I built, we were super careful, wanting everything to be 'right' ... and when the sheetrock guy came over to do the sheetrocking, he said "Wow!  I've never seen a house so square before!" (and he was experienced .... 'Ding!  Light turns on!  Don't waste time making things perfect square!  Get the job done!".  Things are only square in the CAD drawings..... :)

Brian

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General Discussion about the Great Alaskan / Re: A house for my GA
« Last post by Todd j on May 20, 2018, 10:50:47 PM »
I now have all but one gable to flash and one outside corner!  At least itís dry inside now.  I am a little dissatisfied with my ability to make honey from dog poop in this leg of the project.  I have been able to make everything look pretty good so far.  It was impossible to get it ď right ď when nothing is plumb, level, square, or straight.  It is what it is I guess.  The dry stuff inside donít care anyhow!  At least I have a 4 day weekend to screw off before I return to OT.  Probably rain anyway.
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Yes ... using a 2" PVC pipe (or other form) for the stringer's fillets is fine.  The transom corners get special treatment due to the concentration of forces at the that occur as the boat flexes (think 'hinge').... and I've seen them crack on some boats (but never on a Great Alaskan!).  That's why I recommend large fillets, glass-fiber impregnated epoxy mix for the fillets, and a good solid glass treatment on transom corners.  The stringers do not suffer from this same effect when the boat flexes.

Brian

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General Discussion about the Great Alaskan / Re: Bob from Olympia, 28 GA build
« Last post by Rbob on May 16, 2018, 08:04:18 PM »
Brian,
Is 2" fillet big enough for the stringers?  I know the manual says 3" on the transom.

I have the inside all sanded and cleaned up, just have lots of little holes to fill and start the fillets on stringers and chines and bow stem. 

I built a stairway to access the boat, hard to climb up and down without it...



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General Discussion about the Great Alaskan / Re: boat and trailer weights
« Last post by Easygoing on May 15, 2018, 02:06:12 PM »
I have a 24' Tolman Jumbo on a heavy duty aluminum trailer rated for 8,500 lbs.  The total package is 5,300 lbs.  Don't know if that helps at all, the GA is a heavier boat than a Jumbo though...
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General Discussion about the Great Alaskan / Re: Photo gallery
« Last post by Todd j on May 15, 2018, 06:42:35 AM »
The pic at night with the lights reflecting off the water is pretty cool!   Iím excited to get started.  Glad you are enjoying the fruits of Labor.  You certainly have a great looking boat. 
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General Discussion about the Great Alaskan / Re: A house for my GA
« Last post by Brian.Dixon on May 15, 2018, 05:19:42 AM »
This past weekend I was able to do some roof demo.  My ridge had some weird continuous cupola/vent thingy.  It had 4 layers of asphalt shingles on it.  30+ feet of it must have nearly 800 pounds or more.  I did manage to get the steel roof on one side before I got heat stroked.  Too hot, too soon!  Spent the next 18 hours in bed to sick to do anything.  Not smart!

Don't overdo the sun exposure!

4 layers of shingles if crazy!  Even 2 layers is too heavy .... glad to hear that stuff is coming down and new metal roofing is going up.

Brian
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General Discussion about the Great Alaskan / Re: Photo gallery
« Last post by Brian.Dixon on May 15, 2018, 05:17:39 AM »
Excellent!  Glad you're liking the boat and how it operates.  Your Puget Sound cruise sounds like it was a lot of fun!  Now go do like others have done with the Great Alaskan and take it out over the bar on the Columbia.... you'll have a lot of trust in the boat after doing that :)  (Not to mention bringing home salmon!)

bd

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General Discussion about the Great Alaskan / Re: Photo gallery
« Last post by twisted1 on May 14, 2018, 09:57:09 PM »
Thought i would put in an up date on our sea trials. We took the boat out for a weekend run this last weekend. We left Everett and went to Anacortes friday morning then made a full sweep of the San Juans. Total miles was 210 miles... after our return home.  Posting a few more pics. Everything about this boat has been great, even found some 3ft chop and very happy with the ride!!
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General Discussion about the Great Alaskan / Re: A house for my GA
« Last post by Todd j on May 14, 2018, 07:09:12 PM »
This past weekend I was able to do some roof demo.  My ridge had some weird continuous cupola/vent thingy.  It had 4 layers of asphalt shingles on it.  30+ feet of it must have nearly 800 pounds or more.  I did manage to get the steel roof on one side before I got heat stroked.  Too hot, too soon!  Spent the next 18 hours in bed to sick to do anything.  Not smart!
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