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by v-driver
Fri Sep 27, 2013 6:34 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Down side to owning a GlenL boat
Replies: 11
Views: 3282

Re: Down side to owning a GlenL boat

Glen-L boats get attention from all sources. I was pulling my Tornado South on I-55 in Mississippi this summer and saw a loooooong line of motorcycles coming fast on the inside lane behind me. There must have been 50 bikes, solo and two-up riders. Almost every one gave me an appreciative nod and thu...
by v-driver
Sun Jul 14, 2013 6:24 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Is building to sell worth it?
Replies: 3
Views: 1485

Re: Is building to sell worth it?

NO! - if your objective is to make a profit... I just sold a Glen-L Tornado on eBay for $5800. I thought it wouldn't sell for even $4500 for the longest time. Three auctions and a bidding war later, it sold. My build log shows that i have just under $17,000 in it, all up (about $1000 per year to bui...
by v-driver
Mon Feb 18, 2013 8:40 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: cracker box - is born
Replies: 70
Views: 27015

Re: cracker box - is born

We've run some numbers ... The information is posted ... Once the hull CB was determined ... ...weights and locations were loaded ... A similar shaft layout diagram was set up ... Paul, You have too much time on your hands. Those long quebecois winters, I think. --- Andycap, If the result is as goo...
by v-driver
Sat Jan 12, 2013 9:21 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Ship's Wheel plans?
Replies: 14
Views: 5148

Re: Ship's Wheel plans?

Jerry, I hope that you do not mind that I posted your pics of the "before and after", here. I think everyone should see your work of art. You may have a new sideline business. That would take away from boat building time, though. I can't believe how great your new wheel looks. You are a su...
by v-driver
Wed Jan 09, 2013 10:55 am
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Scarfing jig
Replies: 10
Views: 6017

Re: Scarfing jig

Yet another way, one that I used with a similar router jig, is to stack the two pieces to be joined with the scarf. Stagger the upper plank back about (slightly less than) the linear distance of the planned scarf (length b-c in the image) and cut both planks at the same time. Because you can align t...
by v-driver
Sun Jan 06, 2013 8:58 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: possible Glen L Tornado
Replies: 9
Views: 3351

Re: possible Glen L Tornado

I guess that settles the question. I love to see these Glen-L designs wherever and whatever they are! Thanks for sharing the pics, Nova.
by v-driver
Sun Jan 06, 2013 6:25 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: possible Glen L Tornado
Replies: 9
Views: 3351

Re: possible Glen L Tornado

It has the same general lines, for certain. It may be a trick of light refraction in the water, but it appears to me to have some vee in the bottom at the transom, judging by the apparent angle of the cavitation plates to each other. If this is so, it is either modified on the bottom, as well, or is...
by v-driver
Sun Dec 30, 2012 4:46 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Rough Sawn Lumber
Replies: 5
Views: 1939

Re: Rough Sawn Lumber

Besides not having that "finished" appearance, my experience with rough sawn lumber is that is has ripples, saw marks, that do not offer a smooth glue-up surface. Doublers, strengthening members, are typically laminated at the frame joints. It seems that this requires respectable flat-ness...
by v-driver
Thu Dec 20, 2012 9:38 am
Forum: Fiberglass
Topic: Glass cloth benefits
Replies: 6
Views: 2720

Re: Glass cloth benfits

Primarily for abrasion resistance. Strengthens the physical properties of the surface, compared to epoxy coating, only. In progression of "strength", whether it's puncture resistance, abrasion resistance, or rot: bare wood < painted wood < epoxy w/o fabric reinforcement < glass cloth reinf...
by v-driver
Tue Dec 18, 2012 6:51 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Doug's TNT build
Replies: 43
Views: 9677

Re: Doug's TNT build

Very sharp. Love to see these build photos as they progress.

Paul
by v-driver
Sun Dec 16, 2012 8:31 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Newby from Mississippi (Squirt)
Replies: 4
Views: 998

Re: Newby from Mississippi (Squirt)

Yes. Colco hardwoods on Jackson Ave. and Southern Lumber Co. on... well, Southern... Colco specializes in fine woods and the prices reflect this. I obtained the large and long oak items - motor stringers, coatings, carlings, etc. and all of my frame lumber. Southern Lumber Co. provided all of the ma...
by v-driver
Sun Dec 16, 2012 11:03 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Newby from Mississippi (Squirt)
Replies: 4
Views: 998

Re: Newby from Mississippi (Squirt)

Welcome to the forum, Valjean. You will find the resources and information that you seek, here, from the many reliably knowledgeable members. Like all, I'm looking forward to photos of your project build. Keep coming back for more... Just realize that "payment" comes in the form of you sha...
by v-driver
Sun Nov 18, 2012 8:01 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Outrage Build
Replies: 54
Views: 14617

Re: Outrage Build

Now that is Orange! Looking good!
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by v-driver
Sun Nov 11, 2012 11:41 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Outrage Build
Replies: 54
Views: 14617

Re: Outrage Build

Gwoloshyn,
It looks as if the epoxy's surface tension is breaking down. Did your tack cloth have an oily substance on it? I don't know the chemistry, but it looks like the epoxy is being repelled by something on the surface. Like water on oil.
by v-driver
Mon Oct 01, 2012 6:02 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Inboard Direct Drive Rough Parts List?
Replies: 7
Views: 2332

Re: Inboard Direct Drive Rough Parts List?

Cody, My V-drive has in-n-out, but I can't put it into gear with the motor running. In that sense, it's like a direct drive. Put it in gear, point it and fire it up. A paddle helps with this... I coast to a stop and simply idle to the point that I kill the motor and drift to the dock. Simplicity at ...

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