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Dave Collett-Paule

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Re: GA 26 in Homer Alaska
« Reply #15 on: December 19, 2013, 07:38:58 PM »
oops, mis-posted one of the pics.  This is how I applied the thickened epoxy working alone...

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Re: GA 26 in Homer Alaska
« Reply #16 on: December 20, 2013, 09:42:59 AM »
Looking really good, Dave!  That's a nice roof that you put together.

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Re: GA 26 in Homer Alaska
« Reply #17 on: January 03, 2014, 09:42:29 PM »
Dave,

All I can say is wow!  I love your shop, that big set of moose horns, the I-beam hoist, and most of all the progress you have shown.

I will keep a close eye on this build.

What motor? How big is the fuel tank?

Great Job!

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Re: GA 26 in Homer Alaska
« Reply #18 on: January 05, 2014, 01:43:16 PM »
Rbob - Thanks, I built the shop with this project in mind.  Couldn't afford a bridge crane so I had the roof trusses engineered to take a bottom chord load mid-span.  Those chain hoists and trolleys have saved my back for sure.

Motor Honda 225 (same engine as their 200)  weighs 600#

Fuel in two tanks of 45 gallons each.  The forward tank is entirely within the wheelhouse and for day trips we will run with that tank only, leaving the aft tank dry to help counter-trim that big engine.

Regards,  Dave in Homer

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Re: GA 26 in Homer Alaska
« Reply #19 on: January 05, 2014, 01:45:56 PM »
Here's a pic of the two tanks before the deck went down.

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Re: GA 26 in Homer Alaska
« Reply #20 on: January 05, 2014, 06:12:47 PM »
Nice tanks.  I like the side tabs along the top that are easy to reach and the baffles.  Custom made, right?

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Re: GA 26 in Homer Alaska
« Reply #21 on: January 06, 2014, 11:09:30 AM »
Yes, Brian, custom fabricated by Bay Welding here in Homer.

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Re: GA 26 in Homer Alaska
« Reply #22 on: January 06, 2014, 12:42:27 PM »
Yes, Brian, custom fabricated by Bay Welding here in Homer.

Thought so ...the construction looks very familiar and I've seem similar tanks riding around in Tolmans.

Brian


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Re: GA 26 in Homer Alaska
« Reply #23 on: February 18, 2014, 12:16:18 PM »
A few more pics of the build.  Cabin interior.

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Re: GA 26 in Homer Alaska
« Reply #24 on: February 18, 2014, 12:20:49 PM »
...and stern arrangement...

Cheers,

Dave in Homer

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Re: GA 26 in Homer Alaska
« Reply #25 on: March 20, 2014, 07:05:24 PM »
First coat of epoxy primer on the topsides...

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Re: GA 26 in Homer Alaska
« Reply #26 on: March 24, 2014, 07:43:37 AM »
Awesome Dave!
You have done a beautiful build.
Always good looking at pix - thanks for posting them!
Ed
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Re: GA 26 in Homer Alaska
« Reply #27 on: March 28, 2014, 07:40:33 PM »
Thanks, Ed.  First 3 coats of System 3 linear polyurethane sprayed on the hull.  Got a few minor sags to sand out tomorrow and will spray the last coat or two depending on how much material I have left.  Using a single-stage turbine type HVLP system to spray with a one-quart cup gun.  That's about a quarter of a litre for you Ozzies and ex-pat Kiwis.  :)

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Re: GA 26 in Homer Alaska
« Reply #28 on: March 30, 2014, 09:14:32 AM »
sorry, that should have read .946 litres.

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Re: GA 26 in Homer Alaska
« Reply #29 on: March 30, 2014, 08:29:30 PM »

It's looking really good and well done, Dave!  I like the color too...

Brian