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General Discussion about the Great Alaskan / Re: Bob from Olympia, 28 GA build
« Last post by Rbob on July 17, 2018, 09:09:42 AM »
The anchor pulpit will be 1.5" thick, I will laminate to the underside with some type of support, I don't know how to carve a mermaid so have to be pretty basic support.  The tank is a off the shelf Moeller:  90 Gallon Marine Fuel Tank XLPE
Part Number: MOE-FT9002BR

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General Discussion about the Great Alaskan / Re: Bob from Olympia, 28 GA build
« Last post by Todd j on July 17, 2018, 06:41:55 AM »
Looking good.  Will you be adding any reinforcements to the anchor pulpit?  Is your gas tank a off the shelf model?
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General Discussion about the Great Alaskan / Re: Bob from Olympia, 28 GA build
« Last post by Rbob on July 16, 2018, 12:31:21 PM »
I have made some more progress.  Cuddy sole installed, rear cuddy bulkhead, Flush anchor well deck installed, fuel tank supports and fuel tank floor installed. sheer decks fitted.

On the anchor well drain, I may put in a shower sump/with pump assembly, I may mount under cuddy bunk still got to look at that more. 

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General Discussion about the Great Alaskan / Re: A house for my GA
« Last post by Brian.Dixon on July 16, 2018, 08:51:53 AM »
Yay!  Progress!  Good idea to gain a couple of inches with some dirt work ... the more room the better.  :D

Brian

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General Discussion about the Great Alaskan / Re: A house for my GA
« Last post by Todd j on July 16, 2018, 06:42:12 AM »
I did finally get a concrete contractor to look at my boat barn.  We agreed on a price and momma gets a new 4 wide  sidewalk from the drive to the front porch out of the deal. He will bring in a bobcat and do some dirt work too.  That should give me a couple more inches of overhead door clearance!   Now I just gotta get him back to get going on it!   Progress!
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Been awhile and quite a bit of progress. Just decided on the Suzuki DF250AP fly by wire as the main engine, and the new-ish fuel injected 9.9 high-thrust kicker with Brian's help today. Feels good to have the engines figured out. I'll be around 6-7000 lb on the water and want to cruise around 25 and be able to go 35 without straining the engine, and want to cruise at low-ish RPMs to keep the engine quieter, so along with my weight, I went for the 250 to keep noise and stress down on the engine. The idea of a 200 straining most of the time to keep up did not sit well with me.

Back deck nearing completion - wide 12" gunwales with lockers below for skis and fishing poles, and the nice aft storage cabinets, with solid tops - all access from the front, with no opportunity for water to get into them from top-mounted hatches. Even with the 9 1/2' extra long cabin, 4 people will be able to fish no problem, and there's a bit of room to move around otherwise, so I'm happy with the long cabin dimension for my use. The crazy roof is over 12-ft long, so plenty of room for radar and lights up front, then solar panels, then dinghy. Things are working out nicely.

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General Discussion about the Great Alaskan / Re: A house for my GA
« Last post by Brian.Dixon on June 28, 2018, 01:00:35 PM »
... Probably the first boat of a few, so may as well get that shop straightened out!

bd


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General Discussion about the Great Alaskan / Re: A house for my GA
« Last post by Todd j on June 28, 2018, 06:47:27 AM »
Keeping up with the building upgrades and repairs is still delaying my boat building progress.  Ive enough momentum to continue with other projects on my outbuildings.  My shop has needed some lovin so I have been trying to wrap that up as well.  These upgrades include new roof, enclosed soffit,  new siding, and a minor adjustment to a saggy overhead door header, and a office-ish room inside the shop.  Im convinced this will be the last of it for this season.  With the lights in the boat barn all I have left is to add in the power outlets, work benches,  cabinets/shelving type stuff.  Kinda wa to wait on that as I e yet to visualize a boat in there.
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Modifications adds a ton of time to the build!  I will figure out the ventilation for the  anchor locker so it will dry out.

How much water do you think can come in thru the windlass?  Dumb question considering if I let out 200' of rope it will be wet when it comes in.  Maybe draining into the bilge will be my only option.   

Another option is to put a small bilge pump inside the crash chamber and let the wet anchor line drip into that (open it and sponge it out after you're back and the boat is back home).  Even if you filled the whole chamber to the brim, the boat will carry the bow weight no problem, but give thought to how you can close the opening if you need to.  There is no serious source of water on top of a flush (or arched) bow deck ... spray, rain.  It's good to close it off if you're leaving the boat unattended for weeks at a time.  But you won't see any waves making it over that bow - very rare if it ever occurs. Hmm... as for the bilge pump, you could even build a small bilge pump chamber at the top of the crash chamber that the anchor rode chamber can drip into ... that would shorten the rise from the pump to the drain (out the side of the boat up higher).  Just thinking out loud here ... there's always a solution.  You just have to pick one and get with it, done!

Brian
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General Discussion about the Great Alaskan / Re: Bob from Olympia, 28 GA build
« Last post by Rbob on June 27, 2018, 12:36:19 AM »
Modifications adds a ton of time to the build!  I will figure out the ventilation for the  anchor locker so it will dry out.

How much water do you think can come in thru the windlass?  Dumb question considering if I let out 200' of rope it will be wet when it comes in.  Maybe draining into the bilge will be my only option.

 

   
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