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by belphil
Sun Apr 14, 2013 12:30 pm
Forum: Design Modifications
Topic: Modifying Glen-L Coaster 25 Motor Sailer
Replies: 3
Views: 2249

Modifying Glen-L Coaster 25 Motor Sailer

Long time I did not write on this forum as being busy moving to sunny gibraltar. I did sailing in the bay few times now and it is a wonderfull sailing area. Anyway few questions for fellow boat builders ... ... I was looking to the motorsailer coaster 25 from glen and was wondering if the length can...
by belphil
Thu Sep 27, 2012 4:29 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2131
Views: 244820

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Thanks Carl and it was what I'm looking for and will be nice if you make photos too. Don't you think it will be too difficult to make groves as frame not very thick? Regarding David, he made a really good work, very impressive. I was also wondering how many batteries will be needed, lot of electroni...
by belphil
Thu Sep 27, 2012 12:32 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2131
Views: 244820

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

HI Carl, thanks for update.
Maybe a silly question, do you apply glue between each part of the frame before fixing the gusset?
by belphil
Wed Sep 19, 2012 11:48 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2131
Views: 244820

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Hi Carl, I did also some study and draw the enclosed drawing. I do not have the exact measure but it may help. I will go for outboard as easier to install and if fund not availabe can start with 40hp and upgrade at later stage. Minimum requirement is 35hp. Can build motorwell using lager engine so n...
by belphil
Sun Sep 16, 2012 11:32 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2131
Views: 244820

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Hi Carl Im impressed very good progress in only few weeks. Do you record also tme you spent? I like also to read your blog with great description of work in progress. Do you mind if I save your photos? Will you add temporary cross members between top of frames 1,2,3 and 4? look so fragile and wonder...
by belphil
Sun Sep 09, 2012 7:35 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2131
Views: 244820

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Carl, Personally I will not cut yet the step for the carling and will go on the safe side. It is better to have a frame wider then short as can always remove material later on but it will be harder to add. I think all measurements are for indication and can be deviated from the plan but what is impo...
by belphil
Sun Sep 09, 2012 4:20 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2131
Views: 244820

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Carl, looking closer to the plan, all frames except 5 and 6 have the same 36" distance from centerline to the edge of the carling thus I will not add a notch on frame 4 for the carling. Probably a mistake on the plan! anyway carling will be added when the hull is turned over and not to be worri...
by belphil
Sat Sep 08, 2012 6:10 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2131
Views: 244820

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Carl,
Here plan of frame 3
JB
fram3.JPG
by belphil
Sat Sep 08, 2012 6:07 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2131
Views: 244820

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Carl, I suggest you check the measurement on sheet 4 of 5 you will see that the carlings to the frames 1,2,3 and 4 are on the edge at a distance of 36" from the centerline. Also the plan shows the distance from centerline to the outside edge of the frame, thus substracting 36" and width of...
by belphil
Wed Aug 29, 2012 2:45 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2131
Views: 244820

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

That's a good start Carl and for sure a learning curve.
I follow your progress with great interest and hope all will go well.

What tools are you using for the project?

Good luck and enjoy

JB
by belphil
Sat Aug 11, 2012 2:37 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2131
Views: 244820

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Rectification
I read back the instructions the hull is not turned with the form but the hull is removed from the legs. Not sure how the hull is fixed to the legs in order to have easy access to the bolts.
by belphil
Sat Aug 11, 2012 12:51 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2131
Views: 244820

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Hi Carl, Just some thoughts. There is no real issue to raise the form but I will say that 10" is probably too much. If you raise it too high, the form with the finished hull will be too heavy and it will be more difficult for you to flip the hull over. Will you be able to move the form+hull in ...
by belphil
Wed Aug 08, 2012 3:50 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Which design - Vera or Mai Tai
Replies: 15
Views: 2300

Re: Which design - Vera or Mai Tai

So far my boat choice is for a Raven/Mai Tai 23” deep vee 16o min. deadrise instead of an extended Vera Cruise Vee bottom, hard chine hull. Just cabin compromise between Raven (no cockpit space) and the Mai Tai (minimum cabin space). I have the full plan of the Phantom (27’) perfect boat but realise...
by belphil
Tue Aug 07, 2012 7:42 am
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: How Did You Pick The Engine That You Went With?
Replies: 13
Views: 3594

Re: How Did You Pick The Engine That You Went With?

Correct I/O is heavier maybe with exception of the lighter Mercruiser.
Got it now but what about inboard with V-drive? Just try to figure out how big engine I could have on mine and how much space I will need to have in cockpit!
by belphil
Tue Aug 07, 2012 7:10 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2131
Views: 244820

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Hi Carl, Have a look to this: 1.6L 4 cylinder Mercruiser Vazer marine engine This engine enables boat layouts that are impossible with other types of propulsion. It allows the Vazer to fit neatly beneath the rear seat or casting deck of smaller boats. Class leading driving experience with ultra-low ...

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