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General Discussion about the Great Alaskan / Re: Kent Cannon's Paula J
« Last post by kennneee on October 13, 2017, 10:07:03 PM »
Kent- thanks again!!
Ken
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General Discussion about the Great Alaskan / Re: Kent Cannon's Paula J
« Last post by Morley on October 11, 2017, 09:37:48 AM »
If you enlarge the photo, you can see the scuppers on either side of the curb. The hatch is up a bit because I spent the night on the boat. ventilating it keeps the condensation off the windows.

Yeah I can clearly see it when I zoom in. Great stuff.
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General Discussion about the Great Alaskan / Re: Kent Cannon's Paula J
« Last post by Brian.Dixon on October 11, 2017, 06:33:06 AM »
Brian,
What you need is TUNA time!

Definitely!  Theoretically, things should get a little less busy here over the next few weeks/months.  Moving to Idaho, buying a house (that someone lived in for 13 years and put in ZERO storage solutions ... cabinets, shelves ... that sort of thing), having to create a new website 'cuz the old one got hacked, fighting through all the troubles with the forum etc.  Right now, I've got a half dozen shelving projects to do and then we'll finally be "settled in" and can just focus on normal living and yard/house stuff ... no projects.  Long story ... but you're right, I'm always too busy.  I want to spend time finishing up some boat designs that I'm working on, do a better job at marketing the Great Alaskan etc..... The web site needs work to make it a multi-boat (and possibly multi-vendor/designer) web site too... all in due time.  This is why I switched to 4-10s on the job.  I work 10s from Tue through Fri, but have Mondays off all by my lonesome (no wife around!!) for getting these other things done :)

BTW, I'm digging into marine-grade logo/website decals.... more info as I get more info....

Brian



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General Discussion about the Great Alaskan / Re: Kent Cannon's Paula J
« Last post by Cannon on October 10, 2017, 06:05:30 PM »
Brian,
What you need is TUNA time!
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General Discussion about the Great Alaskan / Re: Kent Cannon's Paula J
« Last post by Brian.Dixon on October 10, 2017, 05:02:39 PM »
I built the cuddy as per plan with the exception of the center framing. I wanted hand holds and places to hang gear as well as the skylight. The framing on either side of the skylight is scrap plywood with hand holds.
With that one exception, the cuddy is framed as per plan.
https://i2.wp.com/blog.nwoutdoorwriter.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/image4.jpeg

Remember, I made the hull sides four inches taller so the cuddy roof is plenty high when sitting on the bunks...
I can't seem to get Tapatalk to work on this forum so I am posting links...

Looks like it worked quite well :)

Tapatalk is temporarily defunct until I (someday) have time to nuke and replace the forums software.  You can back up the database, delete everything ... folders included, then start with a fresh install and that's what I plan to do.  The root cause to the few annoying things here are read permissions that got messed up by first deploying to a server that did not allow full control, and then giving up on that one, and moving it to this server.  Close ... but not quite what  it should be for now.  Got bigger fish to fry- but will re-announce Tapatalk once I fix the forum issues.

bd

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General Discussion about the Great Alaskan / Re: Kent Cannon's Paula J
« Last post by Cannon on October 10, 2017, 03:17:47 PM »
I built the cuddy as per plan with the exception of the center framing. I wanted hand holds and places to hang gear as well as the skylight. The framing on either side of the skylight is scrap plywood with hand holds.
With that one exception, the cuddy is framed as per plan.
https://i2.wp.com/blog.nwoutdoorwriter.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/image4.jpeg

Remember, I made the hull sides four inches taller so the cuddy roof is plenty high when sitting on the bunks...
I can't seem to get Tapatalk to work on this forum so I am posting links...
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General Discussion about the Great Alaskan / Re: Kent Cannon's Paula J
« Last post by Brian.Dixon on October 10, 2017, 12:33:01 PM »
Kent,  Did you build the cuddy according to the Newport cuddy plan, or did you vary?  I like the downslope that gives you good drainage off the cuddy's roof...

Brian

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General Discussion about the Great Alaskan / Re: Kent Cannon's Paula J
« Last post by Cannon on October 10, 2017, 10:17:38 AM »
If you enlarge the photo, you can see the scuppers on either side of the curb. The hatch is up a bit because I spent the night on the boat. ventilating it keeps the condensation off the windows.
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General Discussion about the Great Alaskan / Re: Kent Cannon's Paula J
« Last post by Cannon on October 10, 2017, 09:51:06 AM »
I am at home right now, putting firewood up for the winter and the boat is at the marina some 75 miles away, so I cannot give you accurate dimensions.
The inside width and length are 24 inches each way.  The inner curb is approximately five inches tall. The outer curb is two inches shorter. The curbs are three quarters of an inch apart.
The cuddy roof is obviously radiused and sloped forward so any water that does get in runs to either side and down to  the scuppers located on either side of the forward end.
The actual hatch cover sits directly on top of the inner curb with no weather stripping. Because of the design, no weather stripping is needed. The Lexan is sealed with silicone and is installed after the hatch is glassed and painted.
I wanted the hatch to be large enough that I could easily get through it without getting hung up. It is located forward enough I can access the anchor well to clear a jam if need be. I purposely built the bunk in the cuddy so I could stand on it if such a need should arise.
Comparable hatches were too expensive and in reality didn't fit the look of my boat, so in the end I built this one. I am a fairly big guy, so I needed a large hatch for egress and that was the other determining factor. The hatch is very stout, you could stand on top without a problem, which is something you couldn't do with a factory built model.
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General Discussion about the Great Alaskan / Re: Kent Cannon's Paula J
« Last post by kennneee on October 09, 2017, 08:44:25 PM »
Kent,
Do you know the dimensions of your skylight? Thanks.
Ken
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