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J.Wil

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Building shop to build GA
« on: April 16, 2018, 04:08:12 PM »
Hi guys. I've been following along here and at fishyfish for years and I'm impressed with the support and workmanship I've seen. I'm planning a ga build for New England waters to extend my season and comfort and get offshore.
Currently building the shop. 22x36 with 10'6" ceilings. Can't seem to get pictures to work from iPhone. Door will be 10' wide by 10'4" tall. Should work right?
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Re: Building shop to build GA
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2018, 04:09:48 PM »
Here a picture.

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Re: Building shop to build GA
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2018, 04:21:31 PM »
If you build as specified with a 3/4" skeg along the keel and handrails on the top of the pilot house (but NOT including any visor such as the Newport and Prince Rupert have), then the boat comes to about 92" (7' 8") tall.  So ... for building, you will be able to get the boat out alright, but watch those additions such as radar towers or tall visors, e.g. Prince Rupert.  You can add about 2 more feet for trailer, or about 10' tall on a trailer ... not counting visors or radar towers etc.  The 2-foot estimate for trailer is just that ... an estimate.  I'd ask around for some measurements from ground to top of a GA from builders who've already completed their boats for more details, but I hope these dimensions help.

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PS:  Oh ... and welcome aboard!  The shop looks fantastic!


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Re: Building shop to build GA
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2018, 07:24:16 PM »
Thanks Brian. Quick and dirty, timber foundation on compacted gravel. Might mean frequent building jig leveling as the building is just floating, levelish. Time to buy the building manual and study up! 

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Re: Building shop to build GA
« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2018, 07:26:25 PM »
By the way, any New England Great Alaskans out there? I know of a few tolmans.

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Re: Building shop to build GA
« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2018, 05:19:17 AM »
By the way, any New England Great Alaskans out there? I know of a few tolmans.

I'm not really sure ... I sell quite a few plans, but only a percentage of builders get involved online to let you know they're building.  At least half the time, I'm surprised by an announcement that one is done and in the water ... like that beautiful turquoise one down in Florida :)

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« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2018, 11:27:11 AM »
Hey guys, I've found some valuable height info on Brian's FAQ page. I'm about to attach a ledger for a 3 bay lean to parking area (truck, tractor, future GA) onto the shop I'm building so I can get on with siding. My question is how far from the transom or bow is the back of the cabin? I want to make sure I can back the boat in all the way without hitting the rafters. Now is the time to adjust height or change the pitch. Thanks!

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Re: Building shop to build GA
« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2018, 03:05:52 PM »
I suppose if I bought a set of plans I'd have this info! Buying em now, don't know what I've been waiting for.