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Projects - Glacier Boats of Alaska boat projects / Re: 28 GA in Pagosa Springs colorado
« Last post by Djeffrey on September 13, 2019, 07:52:57 AM »
Yea I get your point. It is something that I feel I need to do. It seems like the natural progression. I will have a door in it, so that should make getting in a little easier. Your correct, it could be put off until the end.
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Projects - Glacier Boats of Alaska boat projects / Re: 28 GA in Pagosa Springs colorado
« Last post by json on September 12, 2019, 09:55:21 AM »
Interesting, so you are installing the rear bulkhead now? I am thinking to leave mine off until I have done a lot of the interior work so that it's easier to get in and out. Any particular reason you are installing it now or just the next logical thing to tackle?
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Brian once suggested making tape out of cloth cut 45* to the edge of the cloth.  That allows to tape to bend at NOT right angles.  I have some 6oz cloth, but it sure is ragged once itís cut and seems very wasteful if you need 25í strips.  Also adds several lap joints in the tape lay up.  I think I will try to round over the edges a bit more and try to pin the tape down with some tiny finish nails.  Not sure itíll work.

True ... woven cloth with the yarn running at 45 degrees (cut your own tape diagonally from wide cloth) bends over sharper curves more easily.  Yup .... there are trade-offs.... like hairy stragglers all along the edge of the tape.  MY solution is to ignore them ... don't sweat it.  It is FAR easier to just let the tape cure, stragglers and all, then just after curing you use a sharp carbide scraper to remove all the goobies and stragglers, and taper the edge of the cloth to the hull.  Don't try to fix things when the epoxy is wet .... takes time and never works well.

Brian

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General Discussion about the Great Alaskan / Re: My Official build thread. 27 1/2í GA
« Last post by Todd j on September 12, 2019, 06:41:06 AM »
Brian once suggested making tape out of cloth cut 45* to the edge of the cloth.  That allows to tape to bend at NOT right angles.  I have some 6oz cloth, but it sure is ragged once itís cut and seems very wasteful if you need 25í strips.  Also adds several lap joints in the tape lay up.  I think I will try to round over the edges a bit more and try to pin the tape down with some tiny finish nails.  Not sure itíll work.
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General Discussion about the Great Alaskan / Re: My Official build thread. 27 1/2í GA
« Last post by json on September 11, 2019, 10:25:05 AM »
Any builders reading this?  Did you glass your spray rails?   Why? Why not?  I intended to but Iím not sold. Your .02 please
I didn't on my Tolman, but wish I had as just this year I had to completely remove and replace one of them due to rot.  Only a tiny breach in the epoxy coating caused it to suck up water like a straw over time.

Just out of curiosity, how many years did it last before that was required?
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Any builders reading this?  Did you glass your spray rails?   Why? Why not?  I intended to but Iím not sold. Your .02 please
I didn't on my Tolman, but wish I had as just this year I had to completely remove and replace one of them due to rot.  Only a tiny breach in the epoxy coating caused it to suck up water like a straw over time.
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Projects - Glacier Boats of Alaska boat projects / Re: 28 GA in Pagosa Springs colorado
« Last post by Djeffrey on September 11, 2019, 09:17:54 AM »
 Been up in Seattle cruising the San Juan islands so progress this month wasnít much. Got back and am working on the back of the boat. Trying to fit a curved back wall to a straight boat. Lots of head scratching. Will post pics when Iím done scratching.
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General Discussion about the Great Alaskan / Re: Trailer
« Last post by Brian.Dixon on September 11, 2019, 09:16:48 AM »
Ordering a trailer and wanted to know if a 7000 pound trailer is good. Thinking two 3500# axles.

Well ... you definitely don't want a trailer that's too stiff, nor too light.  With your 28-footer, it really depends on how you expect to load the boat.  For example, Kent C loads his 29-footer to over 8000# with ice, people, and gear.  If you're like him, you'll want a heavier trailer.  If you're more of a personal friends and family, day-tripper, kind of guy, then the 7000# trailer would likely work just fine.  To keep things in perspective, the dry boat w/motor will generally weigh 3500-3600 lbs; and with people, gear, and fuel, it will typically weigh 4400 lbs on the water.  So ... your 28-footer will likely be somewhere between 4400 and 8000 lbs on the water, depending on typical usage.  Hope these numbers help :)

Brian

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General Discussion about the Great Alaskan / Trailer
« Last post by Djeffrey on September 11, 2019, 09:01:03 AM »
Ordering a trailer and wanted to know if a 7000 pound trailer is good. Thinking two 3500# axles.
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Projects - Glacier Boats of Alaska boat projects / Re: 28 GA in Pagosa Springs colorado
« Last post by json on September 10, 2019, 10:25:01 PM »
Any progress here Dennis? It feels like the next pictures you share any day are going to be a finished boat... haha...
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