Spear Boatworks Gold Cup

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Bonecracker, Feb 20, 2018.

  1. permitchaser

    permitchaser I Love Skinny Water

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    Here's your answer...none
    My original tank was pulled out with a crane through the hole in the floor of my front hatch. I screwed it back together after installing a new tank..The old tank was aluminum with a brass fill tube. Bad juju. Gaping holes in that tank.
    The tank I put back in is not glassed in and has aluminum fittings.
    So the only tanks that are easy to get out are those portable 5-6 gallon red tanks that small skiffs use;)
     
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  2. Yamadog

    Yamadog Well-Known Member

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    I really like the idea personally. I think this is going to be another great boat built by Harry Spear. Who is a often over looked legend of the sport of fly fishing, and very good boat builder. I’m looking forward to seeing the finished product keep the pics coming!
     
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  3. LowHydrogen

    LowHydrogen Fly-By-Night

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    You guys do realize that many commercial boats have run glass tanks for years right? From a construction aspect it isn't some new experimental idea. I'm not talking commercial as in "fishing guide" boats that get poled around, and occasionally see stiff chop, but real commercial boats (gas and diesel), that are beat on day in and day out for years.

    Granted changes in resin have been made since (and for) ethanol fuels. For the most part, builders don't use aluminum because it's better, they use it because it's cheaper and light.
     
  4. yobata

    yobata I Love microskiff.com!

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    I would be ok with a fiberglass tank, but would prefer that the resin was the type of novolac epoxy specifically made for this purpose rather than normal marine polyester resins. I'm sure Harry knows what he is doing.
     
  5. Bonecracker

    Bonecracker Well-Known Member

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    Time to straighten y'all out bout this gas tank discussion! After talking with Harry this AM, he told me that this first skiff for Luke with the built in gas tank was done for speed and not waiting to wait on a new tank to be built. Harry felt like most of the production GC skiffs will have an aluminum tank! That being said, he can build one with a built in fiberglass tank if the customer wants!

    Oh ya, they drilled the transom for a tiller F70 this AM just to run the boat for the first time. Hoping to update y'all with some pictures soon!
     
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  6. BM_Barrelcooker

    BM_Barrelcooker I Love microskiff.com!

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    I'm gonna see if they will give me a ride in it sometime.......maybe when the big fish just happen to be around.
    The best part about a fiberglass tank on a fine skiff like this is if you start having problems you got a reason to tell mamma you need a new one.

    Then you post it up on Micro skiff and trade up for the latest and greatest.
     
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  7. Bonecracker

    Bonecracker Well-Known Member

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    Smart Man!!
     
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  8. Bonecracker

    Bonecracker Well-Known Member

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    5C2EA42F-492E-466F-90C2-13DAB6A15E28.jpeg First Goldcup custom no hatches, console with hydraulic steering fuel cell built in hull 26 gallons, cap
     
  9. Bonecracker

    Bonecracker Well-Known Member

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    Have a video of this skiff running with F70 but cannot get it to load! Thoughts??
     
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  10. Fritz

    Fritz Well-Known Member

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    Can you load it to Vimeo or YouTube, then post a link?
     
  11. Bonecracker

    Bonecracker Well-Known Member

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    Workin on it! Thx Fritz
     
  12. Rick hambric

    Rick hambric Well-Known Member

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    If you’re having problems send it to me
     
  13. Bonecracker

    Bonecracker Well-Known Member

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    IMG_0377.JPG IMG_0379.JPG Some more updates from Harry this afternoon!
     
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  15. Bonecracker

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    937B7068-890B-4FFD-9FFC-7A63A299539D.jpeg Cap with reinforcements underneath
     
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  16. Bonecracker

    Bonecracker Well-Known Member

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    6478877C-43FF-4DE8-AB67-AFFE8B04F7E3.jpeg C5C54FF2-0A70-473F-824E-C3AE7FDBFD55.jpeg 43CF2798-2F66-4F46-96C0-840A3545BE83.jpeg 9AC98B26-A1E0-4533-A86C-46CC1A13EFB4.jpeg 688C2BD2-1C81-48FF-9577-05A4FA8517AA.jpeg 47FD6277-671E-42AF-B6DB-F07F55608C78.jpeg B5F2CD74-DD9B-493E-81D5-1C4E7F4495EC.jpeg First coat of gel-coat on the GC‼️ Still more fairing & finish work to be done but she is coming together‼️
     
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