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by PapaDon
Fri Jan 09, 2009 5:46 pm
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: GL-14 images
Replies: 26
Views: 7888

Knock down---well, kind of.

Mark, I loved seeing you testing like that. With small children aboard you have more reason than most for knowing what the boat will, or will not do. Your 3rd photo sends chills down my spine! I built the Glenn-L 12 but they are similar in that they both have forward and side decking. Therefore, I h...
by PapaDon
Thu Oct 23, 2008 12:05 pm
Forum: Gathering 2008
Topic: The Journey Begins...
Replies: 17
Views: 8211

I just wanted to poke my head in here to wish you all the funnist of all good times and the safest of all trips! (I CAN"T WAIT for the pictures!)
by PapaDon
Tue May 20, 2008 9:26 am
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Glen L 14 Keel Line up
Replies: 3
Views: 1668

This is an interesting post Dave. I don't know what your plans tell you on this subject (hell, I don't know what mine say) but it always seemed reasonable to me to build the BOAT (keel) first, then fit the CB case to IT. Seems to me you're approaching it from the opposite direction. If you're confid...
by PapaDon
Wed Feb 13, 2008 7:55 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Cheap floors
Replies: 6
Views: 2625

OK I have a response here, at the risk of opening a can of worms. From fully, expensive, Epoxy encapsulated marine plywood you can reasonably expect a useful life of 26 YEARS. Whereas the 'cheap' B-D exterior, painted all-to-hell alternative will need replacement in a mere 24 YEARS! Grab a beer, sit...
by PapaDon
Tue Feb 05, 2008 11:18 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: SB
Replies: 16
Views: 4379

Well, since you brought it up.......

Here's an article that says everything I want to say. http://www.miamidolphinsbahamas.com/sto ... ry0083.php (yes, I've been a Miami fan ever since I sat in the Orange Bowl for every one of Miami's home games during the '72 season.)
by PapaDon
Fri Dec 07, 2007 10:21 am
Forum: Gathering 2007
Topic: Gathering Report!
Replies: 92
Views: 61072

Gathering video???? DVD????? I have looked high and low for it on this site and have had no luck. Was it just a DVD sent out to attendees? If its here, where it be? Also, I haven't received the last two newsletters in my E-mail as in the past. I'm beginning to feel like the red-headed stepchild here...
by PapaDon
Mon Nov 19, 2007 11:12 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Christmas List
Replies: 22
Views: 5432

BACK TO THE SUBJECT....my 11 year old grandson went fishing a couple weeks ago and asked me...."Papa, what do you want for Christmas"?. I thought about it awhile then said "OH! I know. I know. I want one of those BIG, solid chocolate Easter Bunnies in a box. The look on his face was precious....he s...
by PapaDon
Mon Nov 19, 2007 10:37 pm
Forum: Trailers and trailering
Topic: Harbor Freight boat trailers
Replies: 13
Views: 17544

I purchased the same trailer but from Northern Tool in South Carolina (?) and it was shipped to me in Nevada. The very first thing the instructions said was to locate the C of O. I looked, it wasn't there and I shined it on ......not knowing the importance of it. Bottom line...a 6 week hold-up obtai...
by PapaDon
Sun Oct 28, 2007 7:29 am
Forum: Gathering 2007
Topic: The Gathering
Replies: 45
Views: 26714

You're right of course, 3 1/2 hours I figure. If I left this very minute I could be there at 11:00. Unfortunately, circumstances will not allow me to leave town today. I am disappointed. I will definitely be shooting for the May thing though! Have a good time......
by PapaDon
Wed Oct 24, 2007 9:59 am
Forum: Gathering 2007
Topic: The Gathering
Replies: 45
Views: 26714

Well, here I sit on the eastern flank of the Sierra Nevada's being as envious and jealous as I can be! BUT, I want to wish you all (or is that Yawl???) THE VERY BEST OF TIMES....
by PapaDon
Mon Sep 24, 2007 10:36 am
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: New pictures.....
Replies: 6
Views: 3226

I haven't posted any new pictures, every time I've been out since the tiller episode I've been alone. Also, I suffered an injury to my left ring finger (nothing that 9 stitches couldn't put back together) (and no, it wasn't a power tool) that cost me all of July and into August, FIVE WEEKS of not be...
by PapaDon
Sat Sep 15, 2007 9:40 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: SO, ya won'na build a model first?
Replies: 8
Views: 2823

English sink it? Not exactly. (Oh, I love naval history) http://www.grafspee.com/langs4_theescape.html
by PapaDon
Fri Sep 14, 2007 11:07 am
Forum: Trailers and trailering
Topic: trailers??
Replies: 12
Views: 6546

[img][img]http://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u40/PapaDonBoat/Boat3-11-07008.jpg[/img] I believe the trailer I purchased is the same, except I ordered it online from Northern Tool. I paid more ($350) and it was shipped CROSS COUNTRY for $112. I have now about 8 trips on it, about 6-700 miles and it h...
by PapaDon
Wed Aug 29, 2007 9:51 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Decking Brainstorm
Replies: 15
Views: 4952

That's a little better, but I think you may be onto something with the matching arch thing.
by PapaDon
Wed Aug 29, 2007 9:40 am
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: I/O vs. jet(s)
Replies: 10
Views: 3533

Dave, please don't tell people about powering the boat onto the trailer. It is NEVER a good idea. When you're doing that you're digging a hole in the lakebed that people fall into and in which trailers get stuck. At the same time you're building a 'hump' behind it making for even less water getting ...