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Todd j

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« on: November 05, 2017, 12:03:21 PM »
It would be great to have a gallery set up to see multiple completed builds by just scrolling through.  Fishyfish has something kind of like this.  I realize there are many more tolmans afloat than GA.  I hope to shift the balance to the GA side as I expect to start building soon.

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Re: Photo gallery
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2017, 08:25:14 AM »
It would be great to have a gallery set up to see multiple completed builds by just scrolling through.  Fishyfish has something kind of like this.  I realize there are many more tolmans afloat than GA.  I hope to shift the balance to the GA side as I expect to start building soon.

Good idea ... I sticky'd this - we can all add pix to it.  I'll create a separate Photo Gallery forum too ... soon.  But we can get started with this thread for now...

Pics are awesome!

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Re: Photo gallery
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2017, 06:46:42 AM »
Does anyone have a photo of a mixing station with a glass box they are proud of?   As I get my building reworked I have an opportunity to make work stations just right.  Your successes or failures welcome.
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Re: Photo gallery
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2017, 08:04:31 AM »
Here's a picture of the glassing box that served me well for years ... No mixing station though.  I had a Michael's Engineering pump on the work bench and a foam board box w/lightbulb on a stand to keep it warm during winter.



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Re: Photo gallery
« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2017, 10:14:48 AM »
About as simple as it gets.  I like it!   I see several projects that can be done without scarfing a single piece of plywood.  Good time of year to start.  Be ready to whoop ass as weather warms. 

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« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2017, 11:22:51 AM »
About as simple as it gets.  I like it!   I see several projects that can be done without scarfing a single piece of plywood.  Good time of year to start.  Be ready to whoop ass as weather warms.

Simple is good! 
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Re: Photo gallery
« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2017, 09:36:04 AM »
I made my box about four feet long. While glassing and taping, it would sit cross ways on the stringers. That worked really well, having it where I was working. Initially I left it on the bench, but ended up leaving a trail of epoxy; so I started using it right where I was taping. For longer pieces, I just folded the tape back and forth in the box. Once impregnated with epoxy, I would lift the whole mess out and lay it in place then unfold it. Worked very well, as I worked by myself.
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Re: Photo gallery
« Reply #7 on: December 05, 2017, 01:35:52 PM »
I made my box about four feet long. While glassing and taping, it would sit cross ways on the stringers. That worked really well, having it where I was working. Initially I left it on the bench, but ended up leaving a trail of epoxy; so I started using it right where I was taping. For longer pieces, I just folded the tape back and forth in the box. Once impregnated with epoxy, I would lift the whole mess out and lay it in place then unfold it. Worked very well, as I worked by myself.

That's a great idea!  Sure saves on trips up and down the boarding ladder too.... and that can't be bad!

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Re: Photo gallery
« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2018, 08:21:08 AM »
Hi Guys.  Though you might like a photo of  my GA in Fla. Second year fishing out of Marathon . Love this Boat. Irma was not kind to it ,took me two months to fix but the insurance company was good to me. Happy building

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Re: Photo gallery
« Reply #9 on: January 03, 2018, 08:44:44 AM »
Wow ... nice picture!  So ... Can you describe what damage occurred from the hurricane and what you had to do to fix it up?  These boats are known for being pretty tough, so I'm curious about what you experienced...

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Re: Photo gallery
« Reply #10 on: January 10, 2018, 05:51:34 PM »
Nice boat too!  I read your post being worried about the motor not being enough, does it meet your expectation now?


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Re: Photo gallery
« Reply #11 on: January 12, 2018, 06:45:22 AM »
I  run about 25--27 mph wide open,  most days that is plenty. On those glassy days I wish I had a little more. Brian I will try to post a few picts of damage when I get a minute. Most damage was superficial.Boat did almost as much damage to my neighbors house as boat. When I asked him for pictures of damage, all I got was pictures of the house

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« Reply #12 on: January 12, 2018, 07:03:08 AM »
Hurricane proof boat ... non-hurricane proof house, eh?   ::) 8) ;D

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Re: Photo gallery
« Reply #13 on: January 13, 2018, 10:29:35 PM »
Nice boat! Good job on the colors, I love looking at others concepts!
Sorry to hear about the storm problems, the wife and I are contemplating Florida in a couple of years, so we paid attention to the storms and their aftermath.
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Re: Photo gallery
« Reply #14 on: January 17, 2018, 08:15:44 PM »
Brian

I read that you about putting a decal on newly launched boats. We were going to have one printed, so I took some liberties with your logo (hope you don't mind). Let me know what you think, its a rough draft....

Mark