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Thanks Jason.  I feel like itís almost about to look like a boat.  It sure is nice to have so much more room in the shop.

  Brian, I have no intention to use a bracket.  It sounds like the sponson idea is not the best choice for my build after all.  I didnít realize until further study that the motor was back as far as the sponsons.  My build will be much different than  the boat we are talking about. 
   I think after you pointed out so many differences Iím going to trim off the the bottom past the transom and mock up the swim platform for you to look At.
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Back in town after a trip doing a bunch of solar installations in Homer. At least I finished the cabin wiring diagram so I should start making progress again in the next couple days. If I get productive I might launch in mid-June, but given a bunch of visitors most likely August.
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Nice progress Todd! Almost time to get some sides slapped on that thing. :)

Brian, from your answer to (2) here, as I am also kicking around scarfing some extra length on the bottom panels to max out my stringers, what types of performance or stability issues manifest when the bottom back portion isnít perfectly flat or true? I have seen mention that it should be in numerous places, but havenít heard an explanation of what the adverse effects are if itís not. I imagine it probably depends on the type of defect (cup, curve, etc) but would love to learn more to make a more informed decision.
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Projects - Glacier Boats of Alaska boat projects / Re: Ed's boat in Perth
« Last post by Djeffrey on May 25, 2019, 08:06:53 PM »
I agree, we need more pics and post from you ed?
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The white GA in Oregon with sponsons was a little heavy in the stern.  Partly because of no flotation in the center section and the fact that the motor was on a bracket as long as the sponsons (or close to it).  Would've been better to build one as shown above so no loss of flotation if a long bracket were desired.  It's a big heavy motor too, which didn't help.  And he built a lightweight house and walk-through cuddy.  All in all, that boat performed great regardless, but picks up a little porpoising at speeds above 44.

1) Stringers and glassing ... not so much a strength necessity near the stern, but you want them wrapped with glass and encapsulated with epoxy considering their 'in the bottom of the boat' location.  Waterproof and check proof (crack-proof).

2) Yeah ... unless you like scarfing in an area where you want the bottom to be as flat as possible (followed by fairing and crossed fingers), I'd let the bottom panels define the swim platform length.

3) Yes, just glass over the butt-joint top and bottom with at least 10-oz and 6" overlap on each side of the seam, and do everything you can to make them run flat like a true continuance of the chines.

4) Probably ... Might want to consider trailer bouncing it around.  The further from the axles of the trailer, the more kicking in the kicker ... if you can remove it for towing, that'd be best.  Use a strong bracket or make a mini-transom for it.

Brian
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Projects - Glacier Boats of Alaska boat projects / Re: Ed's boat in Perth
« Last post by Brian.Dixon on May 25, 2019, 06:36:41 PM »
Hey ya ol' fart ... it's about time that we heard from you again!  Yeah ... I'm not the expert to recommend photo hosting sights.  Photos suck up a lot of disk space and bandwidth, so I'm not surprised that they charge money.  If I were you, I'd start an FB sight as you mentioned and just upload a couple of pix at a time ... tag Glacier Boats of Alaska in all of them!  Ok, but it's free anyway.... let SUCKERberg pay for it....

Brian

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Projects - Glacier Boats of Alaska boat projects / Re: Ed's boat in Perth
« Last post by Ed Snyder on May 25, 2019, 11:24:20 AM »
I just clicked the link - worked for me, there is a mobile app for Photobucket on Play & Apple sites.

Thanks, Ed!  I just posted the slideshow link to our facebook page ... great use of peel ply.  People have a need to know!

On that fillet.... Nice video!

How's things in your camp?  What's the status on  your Great Australian?

Brian

Keep the link Brian, I love for others to view pix if it helps, maybe I could have created a channel on ewetube
Got to find another way to have them up for others...........

(might have been de-platformed as there would have had my grand daughter in there visiting poppa building a boat! as has happened to 3 channels I sub'd too with families sailing the world with comments disabled - creepy ewetube)
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Projects - Glacier Boats of Alaska boat projects / Re: Ed's boat in Perth
« Last post by Ed Snyder on May 25, 2019, 11:17:01 AM »
Ideas anyone?
Maybe I start a fakebook account called um..........
The Great Australian (lol)
Post all the album there, that way it costs suckerburg  ;D
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Projects - Glacier Boats of Alaska boat projects / Re: Ed's boat in Perth
« Last post by Ed Snyder on May 25, 2019, 11:13:17 AM »
Gidday ya'll, Photobucket................ It appears they now have skin on the amount of D/L of pix from people viewing my album.
Not sure what to do here....... never keen on paying monthly fees on any web site OR software.
Prefer to own software and tools too! (not rent them)
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Thanks Djeffrey. 

So now that I have seen the boat in itís space I wish I would have went bigger.  Oh well, that ship has sailed.  Still thinking about my swim platform idea and remembered the all whit OR GA with the sponsons added as to not waste or cutoff extra material hanging out.  I like that idea better!  It is also proven too.  IIRC that boat holds the worlds record for fastest GA.  Anyway this brings up a couple questions for Brian. 
Here goes.
  1) I stopped the glass on the stringers just short of the transom.  If I do the sponson do I need to continue the glass to the end through the transom for strength reasons?
  2) my bottom panel assembly sticks out past the the transom by 21 1/2Ē the stringers much further.  What would be ideal length? I figured use it all.
  3) the chines are approximately 9Ē shorter than bottom panels. To extend these can I ďjust butt them upĒ since Iím outside the main structure of the boat?  Or do I need to 8 to 1 these in place?
  4) it seems this way I could mount a kicker on the port sponson without worrying about adding weight to the transom. 
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