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Old 09-20-2016, 10:48 PM   #81
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Why not take the FB off of a GB '32 and extend the roofline to cover the cockpit?

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Old 09-20-2016, 11:30 PM   #82
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They were one of the first to build fiberglass boats and the foam sandwich technology simply refers to coring with foam as opposed to balsa and other woods. They've built over 5000 vessels of all types. As to details on their construction methods on different boats, best place to get that is from them.
Tollycraft (i.e. Mr. Tollefson) built over 6,500 boats. Amazing amount are still in use. Build quality is in general outstanding! Don't pass up a well cared for Tolly... If its size/model fits your bill.

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Why not take the FB off of a GB '32 and extend the roofline to cover the cockpit?

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Bob, like the conversion you did to your boat. Been driving my Bruno & Stillman for 18 years. I really like the boat. If I did it, I would start with the hull, wash boards, fore deck, and trunk cabin, and build it from there up. It's not about what makes sense, is less costly, or easy, it's about building what you want.

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Old 09-20-2016, 11:37 PM   #84
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Great post, it is all about what we want!

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Where's the fantail swim platform?

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Naw.....for a fantail, you're gonna have to smooth that thing out some. She's too square for a buxom butt.
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Old 09-21-2016, 08:13 AM   #86
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Great post, it is all about what we want!

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Super Agreed!

Affordable, Well Equipped/Comfortable Pleasure-Boat that Can Handle Seas [when necessary]. Operative term for what my wife and I want to [and do] own.

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Old 09-23-2016, 09:33 PM   #87
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Why not take the FB off of a GB '32 and extend the roofline to cover the cockpit?

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Bob's right. The smaller GB's sans fly-bridge really have style, but they're good looking either way.
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I like to see folks come up with new ideas, but this design has always had problems for me. Having to go outside to get to the cabin is just one of them. That is a complete non-starter for my region. The second big issue is that the forward visibility looks to be extremely poor from the helm station.
I would like to see if there's been a naval architect involved in the initial design and subsequent modifications of this boat. I've never even seen a model of this boat...just renderings. Seems a bit amateurish, including the pop-up shelters covered in blue tarp and bungee cords. I've seen airplane companies like this on a shoestring budget collapse after the first few orders. Making a dream an actual reality takes real dedication and professionalism. Many an honest effort has failed, but I also like innovation and fresh perspectives.

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Naw.....for a fantail, you're gonna have to smooth that thing out some. She's too square for a buxom butt.
What???????? No swimstep? That is unacceptable! Ted might need a safety railing as well.

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Bob's right. The smaller GB's sans fly-bridge really have style, but they're good looking either way.
I agree! My 32 Californian was designed to compete with the 32GB. You did a topless FlyWright once that was pretty plain-Jane, butt ugly. On the other hand, that 32GB looks pretty sharp topless!! Bob's a man of foresight!
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Old 09-24-2016, 01:33 PM   #89
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I agree! My 32 Californian was designed to compete with the 32GB. You did a topless FlyWright once that was pretty plain-Jane, butt ugly. On the other hand, that 32GB looks pretty sharp topless!! Bob's a man of foresight!
Hmmm. I looked up that sans flybridge version of your boat and have to agree....it didn't look nearly as good as the GB. I wondered about that, figuring it must be the hardtop, and then maybe the raked rear window, but the change that ended up making the most difference was the windshield rake. Straight up with a visor looked somewhat better. Maybe the Californian was really designed "for" the FB.
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That's snazzy!
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Thanks for the comparison, Larry! You're very good at this!

I like it better with the top on. Besides, I'd miss all that extra attic storage!
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