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Re: GA 28 built by Kachemak Skiffs Wasilla, AK
« Reply #15 on: March 13, 2018, 05:03:04 AM »
Perfect Brian, thanks. I'm on board with all of what you said. Anthony and I got the transom, deck, and scuppers ironed out on the phone earlier today so he's off and running working on glassing the stringers and all the rest of the bilge work while I'm working with a local fab shop on the fuel tanks.

It's going to be a nice boat!  And progress is fast ... Anthony is one of those that can build quickly AND quality at the same time.  Rare qualities...

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Re: GA 28 built by Kachemak Skiffs Wasilla, AK
« Reply #16 on: March 13, 2018, 12:10:45 PM »
And Anthony is building a 24-ft Jumbo and also working on a Tolman Standard while working on mine!

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Re: GA 28 built by Kachemak Skiffs Wasilla, AK
« Reply #17 on: March 13, 2018, 06:58:43 PM »
And Anthony is building a 24-ft Jumbo and also working on a Tolman Standard while working on mine!

He da Man!!

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Re: GA 28 built by Kachemak Skiffs Wasilla, AK
« Reply #18 on: April 09, 2018, 01:01:28 AM »
Boat design central lately while we await fuel tanks and Anthony wraps up the guts in the belly of the boat. Wet gear locker aft and a fairly typical port side arrangement. Spent a lot of time in other boats verifying measurements. A few dimensions might tweak but we're getting close.

Anthony and I felt the 51" dimension from bow to aft anchor-well bulkhead was a hair long and pushes the cuddy hatch a bit close to the windshield, so we plan to shorten it just a hair to 48". Other than that, Brian's dimensions are holding up to intense scrutiny fairly nicely!

Significant visible progress is right around the corner.

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Re: GA 28 built by Kachemak Skiffs Wasilla, AK
« Reply #19 on: April 10, 2018, 07:24:09 AM »
Looking good, but I have a question or two on the transom?

I only see one (of two) of the LVL motor boards?  Is the lower motor board (LVL) installed?  How about below the bottom motor board ... should be 2" thick.  Is the lowest plywood doubler in place?

The motor cut-out looks awfully deep ... The bottom of the cut-out should be about 18" below the sheerline if using an XL shaft motor.  How deep is your cut-out?

Thx, If something's amiss, this is the time to remedy it.

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Re: GA 28 built by Kachemak Skiffs Wasilla, AK
« Reply #20 on: April 10, 2018, 09:46:02 PM »
Happy to have your questions: The transom looks funky from this view, 28-ft away. Anthony has been having trouble with voids in LVL lately, so this transom from the engine cutout down is 4 layers of plywood laminated with glass and biax between each layer. It's a full 2" thick, and bombproof. The cutout is for an engine with a 25" shaft, as measured from the bottom to the engine cutout....we never measured from the gunwales down. I'll be back in his shop in 2 weeks and will double-check all of this - all our work is up front now so still plenty of time to re-visit the transom if necessary.


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Re: GA 28 built by Kachemak Skiffs Wasilla, AK
« Reply #21 on: April 11, 2018, 03:25:21 PM »
Happy to have your questions: The transom looks funky from this view, 28-ft away. Anthony has been having trouble with voids in LVL lately, so this transom from the engine cutout down is 4 layers of plywood laminated with glass and biax between each layer. It's a full 2" thick, and bombproof. The cutout is for an engine with a 25" shaft, as measured from the bottom to the engine cutout....we never measured from the gunwales down. I'll be back in his shop in 2 weeks and will double-check all of this - all our work is up front now so still plenty of time to re-visit the transom if necessary.

4 layers of ply with biax between each?  That's awesome!  That should be bomb proof as you say ... and if the bottom of the cut-out is for a 25" shaft, then no worries too.  Keep on truckin'....

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