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by thinwater
Wed Nov 09, 2016 12:29 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New Member - Tennessee
Replies: 10
Views: 2381

Re: New Member - Tennessee

These fellows are knowledgeable and helpful. I attended The Gathering when it was in Guntersville and highly recommend going to one. It will give you insight, ideas, and confidence. You will also meet good people. I even built a non Glen L design and didn't get flack. This groups most standout point...
by thinwater
Fri Jul 20, 2012 11:32 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Not if but when!
Replies: 8
Views: 2489

Re: Not if but when!

Thanks for sharing.
by thinwater
Tue May 22, 2012 7:19 pm
Forum: Launching Ramp
Topic: Af4 Grande Yamaha 40hp Jet Drive
Replies: 4
Views: 4072

Af4 Grande Yamaha 40hp Jet Drive

This isn't quite the maiden voyage, but its just now getting de-bugged good and the family is enjoying the boat.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GrgVhnJS ... ture=share
by thinwater
Tue May 22, 2012 7:10 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Hello guys this AF4 GRANDE has been a long time coming.
Replies: 39
Views: 10381

Re: Hello guys this AF4 GRANDE has been a long time coming.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GrgVhnJS ... ture=share

Got the jet drive running will post in maiden voyage or launch if I can find it.
by thinwater
Wed Apr 04, 2012 7:16 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Hello guys this AF4 GRANDE has been a long time coming.
Replies: 39
Views: 10381

Re: Hello guys this AF4 GRANDE has been a long time coming.

Did a leak test and checked that off. Powered up the river a little with the 6hp johnson trolling motor, draft was about 2.25" I believe that 10hp would've planned the boat out. I really liked it. Now to get the main power working and mount that trolling motor and get juice to it.
by thinwater
Thu Mar 29, 2012 7:06 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Go it in the water
Replies: 12
Views: 3608

Re: Go it in the water

Looks great, I'm right behind you, took me a year and 2 months so far. Tell me how it feels on the water that first time. I can't wait.
by thinwater
Thu Mar 29, 2012 6:53 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Hello guys this AF4 GRANDE has been a long time coming.
Replies: 39
Views: 10381

Re: Hello guys this AF4 GRANDE has been a long time coming.

Weighed in at 760 lbs bare hull, she should float and run shallow as intended with the 22' length and almost 6' beam! Woo hoo!
by thinwater
Fri Mar 02, 2012 7:21 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Hello guys this AF4 GRANDE has been a long time coming.
Replies: 39
Views: 10381

Externally Finished including Fishing Deck and Splashwell

Working on filleting and sealing the inside.
by thinwater
Sun Feb 05, 2012 5:21 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Hello guys this AF4 GRANDE has been a long time coming.
Replies: 39
Views: 10381

Test coat of blue to see where I'm at in the blocking proces

Pretty close, the white is still primer. Blue is one covering coat after a tack coat just to see where I'm at. Where I found I'm at is, feather the tape lines down, re-tape about a 16th off the old tape line and put a finish coat on it. I'm satisfied with the finish of the blue area (many times prim...
by thinwater
Fri Jan 20, 2012 9:01 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Port Windows, or DIY how to
Replies: 4
Views: 1341

Re: Port Windows, or DIY how to

United States, North Alabama
by thinwater
Fri Jan 20, 2012 6:35 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Port Windows, or DIY how to
Replies: 4
Views: 1341

Port Windows, or DIY how to

I'm looking for small oval port windows but wouldn't be opposed to round. They'll be in a curved portion of the boat so smaller will be easier to make a flat place for. All sources I find are 18" long or longer. Does anyone know of a wide selection port window source?
by thinwater
Sat Jan 14, 2012 6:43 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Hello guys this AF4 GRANDE has been a long time coming.
Replies: 39
Views: 10381

Re: Hello guys this AF4 GRANDE has been a long time coming.

Well it should be water worthy now that its externally sealed. Now to UV protect the Black Cherry Trim work, then prime and paint the ply. Hopefully while my little brother Urethanes the trim I'll get the inside ready to do.
by thinwater
Sun Jan 08, 2012 6:45 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Hello guys this AF4 GRANDE has been a long time coming.
Replies: 39
Views: 10381

Re: Hello guys this AF4 GRANDE has been a long time coming.

Two guys and eight days of paint prep, I don't know if that speaks of our construction quality (or lack), stickler for perfection, or lack of bodywork skills. Its not ready even yet, but oh so much closer. Arm cramped when I woke and moved it this morning though, I'm feeling it. I'm also still enjoy...