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by Cyclone
Sun Mar 31, 2019 5:33 am
Forum: Design Modifications
Topic: Change 14ft sailboat to motorboat
Replies: 3
Views: 665

Re: Change 14ft sailboat to motorboat

I believe the plans say 5hp max. The hull was not designed for more than that so going larger would be a safety issue and the extra weight of a larger motor would be an issue as the stern would not have enough buoyancy for the extra weight (sit low in water). The transom design itself likely would n...
by Cyclone
Sat Nov 10, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Design Modifications
Topic: Audeen Jetpump Help
Replies: 3
Views: 1443

Re: Audeen Jetpump Help

I do not have any experience with jet drives. Reading your post, it sounds like the pump starving issues at low speed and in reverse has always been present with the current configuration of the boat. I would be concerned about moving the engine too far from the location where the boat design specif...
by Cyclone
Sun Oct 07, 2018 7:21 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Utility skiff build question
Replies: 37
Views: 6399

Re: Utility skiff build question

I am not familiar with the design your building, but he is some food for thought. I think I would consider lengthening the first layer for the sheer using a butt block positioned near the transom. If the 12 foot sheer pieces were cut a into pieces of 11 feet and 1 feet a 3 inch spacer piece could be...
by Cyclone
Fri Aug 17, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Build a Gantry?
Replies: 23
Views: 6895

Re: Build a Gantry?

Another idea on this, My plan was to put the boat on the trailer first before the engine is in the boat. With several guys we rolled the hull off the building form with the aid of some roll assist framework attached to the hull. Once the hull was on the ground and upright, I doubled up some 10 ft 2 ...
by Cyclone
Sat Aug 11, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Diagonal Strip Planking Questions
Replies: 6
Views: 2155

Re: Diagonal Strip Planking Questions

I am adding to this old thread as I wanted to add a picture of the modifications I did to my "Bluefin" build to help cope with the diagonal strip planking at the bow to achieve the reverse curve contour. Now that the hull is flipped and I am working on the inside it is easier to see things. I am bac...
by Cyclone
Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Coastal Cruiser vs. True Grit
Replies: 15
Views: 3389

Re: Coastal Cruiser vs. True Grit

As you mentioned they appear to have the same hull. The hull can plane so they look to be semi-displacement. Plans offer some length and cabin arrangement options to suit intended use. As far as "The great Loop" I think it is possible, and once you had some experience with this boat and did some res...
by Cyclone
Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:04 am
Forum: Tool Talk
Topic: Layout Table
Replies: 10
Views: 1422

Re: Layout Table

I did something similar. I did not have the space available for a table, so instead I built it on its side like a partition wall and secured it to the existing structure of my garage. Besides space savings, and requiring less material for construction, another benefit of the vertical orientation of ...
by Cyclone
Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: OMC 460 King Cobra in Riveria
Replies: 2
Views: 2080

Re: OMC 460 King Cobra in Riveria

This website has a bellhousing that allows the connection of a 460 to the velvet drive style transmission by Borg Warner.

http://www.cpperformance.com/c-190-bellhousings.aspx
by Cyclone
Mon Jan 08, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: newbie crackerbox builder
Replies: 2
Views: 781

Re: newbie crackerbox builder

Not sure if you checked out the Archives and the Galleries on the Glen L website. There are pictures there of Crackerbox builds with small block V8s and velvet drives. I see the plans say that you can increase the length by 10% by increasing the frame spacing. If you could do this I think it would b...
by Cyclone
Sun Nov 26, 2017 12:08 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Flipped, but plan to Flip again
Replies: 1
Views: 767

Flipped, but plan to Flip again

I have attached a picture of flipping the Glen L, Bluefin, I have under construction. I am finished building the hull, but the outside of the hull needs more sanding to get it smoother. I was finding it difficult to sand near the bow because with the boat upside down on the building form on casters ...
by Cyclone
Sat Sep 23, 2017 6:49 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Spitfire
Replies: 14
Views: 2653

Re: Spitfire

Another cool plane was the British Mosquito fighter-bomber which was the fastest propeller driven plane in world war 2 and it has something in common with wooden boat building as was also cold molded plywood construction.
by Cyclone
Tue Aug 22, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: Trailers and trailering
Topic: Time to replace the axle?
Replies: 12
Views: 3046

Re: Time to replace the axle?

It looks like there was some sort of mishap with that axle, perhaps in the past before you owned it. It looks like a basic small axle as I see no flanges for mounting brakes. A small basic axle like that should not be very expensive. I had tent trailer with a 1-1/16" axle (2200 pound rated axle) and...
by Cyclone
Sun Aug 20, 2017 12:31 pm
Forum: Epoxy
Topic: Epoxy bonding issues with white oak.
Replies: 10
Views: 3155

Re: Epoxy bonding issues with white oak.

I used white oak for my frames and while I was making them and I often used the off cuts to to glue up some test joints. I broke the test pieces by placing them on bricks and hitting the joint with a mini sledge hammer. The test pieces never broke at the joints which gave me some confidence in the s...
by Cyclone
Sun Aug 06, 2017 6:50 am
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Materials Advice for a 18' Power Catamaran
Replies: 3
Views: 1742

Re: Materials Advice for a 18' Power Catamaran

Jeff, I understand your concerns about the cost of out boards. There is some overlap on the recommended total horse power where the Aqua Cat's top range overlaps the Wild Cat's lower range. However, budget wise I think the dollar value for the planking and framing material for the Wild Cat would be ...
by Cyclone
Sat Aug 05, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Materials Advice for a 18' Power Catamaran
Replies: 3
Views: 1742

Re: Materials Advice for a 18' Power Catamaran

I think what ever boat you build if you are using materials and thicknesses listed in the plans then no concerns. I like using white oak although if you do some research you will see there are some concerns with gluing while oak and some precautions that can be taken. I would recommend getting quart...