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by BarnacleMike
Sat Jul 20, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Delaying Glen-L 15 build, starting a Zip
Replies: 7
Views: 308

Re: Delaying Glen-L 15 build, starting a Zip

As for the outer surfaces of the frames, it just as easy / simple to make 90 degree cuts and save the bevels for the fairing process. MY perspective is that it’s more important to make the 12 degree beveled cuts in the batten notches. I did this with a. Ulti-tool, and a wood block with a mating -12 ...
by BarnacleMike
Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Delaying Glen-L 15 build, starting a Zip
Replies: 7
Views: 308

Re: Delaying Glen-L 15 build, starting a Zip

Fundamentally different, and in NO way inferior. If you look at boat construction methods from most 1950’s era runabouts, they were using long-established techniques that were becoming dated. Glen’s designs were cutting edge for their day. As noted... restoration of a classic is an entirely differen...
by BarnacleMike
Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Somerset, KY Gentry
Replies: 29
Views: 3722

Re: Somerset, KY Gentry

Carl, I can't speak for the Raptor brad nailer... but I HAVE used the stapler, and I'd certainly recommend it. I used it in construction of my transom for my Utility. Essentially, I epoxied one layer of 1/4" plywood to another, and drove the Raptor staples through the outer layer to hold it all toge...
by BarnacleMike
Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Biss's Malahini Build
Replies: 328
Views: 61594

Re: Biss's Malahini Build

Congratulations! The boat looks amazing!
by BarnacleMike
Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2771
Views: 508806

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Carl, what about a means of holding the windows open?
by BarnacleMike
Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Easier build ?
Replies: 5
Views: 937

Re: Easier build ?

Frame construction is not beyond your skill level. It’s not any more difficult than stitch and glue... it’s just not as fast.
by BarnacleMike
Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2771
Views: 508806

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Carl, I see your point about wanting access through the windows to the cleats, etc.

Here’s another idea... What if you went the “low tech” route, and made the window panel removable from the inside? Unlatch it, remove it, and stow it somewhere in the cabin?
by BarnacleMike
Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2771
Views: 508806

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Hey Carl, One last idea for you. I saw a car at lunch that had a clear plastic bag or something, secured with duck tape where a window used to be. Might be an option. :lol: (just kidding) Anyway, I don't think it would go with the level of perfection that you have accomplished so far on your boat. ...
by BarnacleMike
Mon Jun 10, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Never owned a boat and I'm thinking of building the Malahini
Replies: 6
Views: 771

Re: Never owned a boat and I'm thinking of building the Malahini

Aldo, You should come to the boatbuilders gathering in September, and see and ride in some of the boats there... especially a Malahini. I’m sure someone will have one there. There are usually 1 or 2, at least. The Malahini, in my opinion, is a superb boat for a small family. I’ve ridden in a few, an...
by BarnacleMike
Sat Jun 08, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2771
Views: 508806

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Carl, what are your plans for the front windows?

I was looking at some pictures online of the Chris Craft Express Cruisers (Glen’s designs seem heavily influenced by these), and they had windows opening on the front.

Just a question, but if you did this, would the side windows need to open at all?
by BarnacleMike
Sat Jun 08, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2771
Views: 508806

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Carl,

Just a thought, but what about hinging the widows to the inside rather than outward? If there are obstructions preventing the windows from resting against the interior cabin walls, then perhaps upward and somehow secured to the ceiling?
by BarnacleMike
Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2771
Views: 508806

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

If they swing open to the forward, then you might have an issue with them catching wind with the forward motion of the boat.
by BarnacleMike
Fri Jun 07, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: At a loss.... fairing
Replies: 20
Views: 2062

Re: At a loss.... fairing

The lamination on the inside to reinforce the chine or sheer is no big deal. Even laminating extra pieces on the outside is VERY common, especially on the chine. If you get a fairly big piece of plywood... like maybe one of the 2 x 2 things they sell at Lowes... and clamp it into place & then bend i...
by BarnacleMike
Thu Jun 06, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Michael's ZIP
Replies: 290
Views: 85760

Re: Michael's ZIP

It was SO much easier this way.
by BarnacleMike
Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Fisherman
Replies: 109
Views: 24087

Re: Fisherman

Looks good!

Love the rigging with the clamps! Excellent!