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by razopp
Sun Mar 22, 2015 10:21 am
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Minuet Partly Built - Dallas - Free
Replies: 0
Views: 2614

Minuet Partly Built - Dallas - Free

Please see the For Sale section for my partially built Glen-l Minuet with everything needed to finish the hull.

Thanks,
RZ
by razopp
Mon Dec 17, 2012 12:09 pm
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Amigo 22 Ballast
Replies: 11
Views: 3743

Re: Amigo 22 Ballast

I too am in Texas. It seems there are many sailboats steel available in South Texas, Louisiana, and Alabama that could be a donor boat for your keel material. Good luck. Here is a link to an article on the Glen-L website specific to how to pour a keel for the Amigo. It is a great read. http://www.gl...
by razopp
Wed Mar 07, 2012 11:32 am
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Bamboo Spars
Replies: 6
Views: 4103

Re: Bamboo Spars

I have those plans too and might suggest you just use some inexpensive construction grade lumber grade to build a mast. It is a gaff rig sailboat, but still it is 19'. I would not want to put that kind of time into a boat and have the mast come falling down. I think Stevenson designed their plans to...
by razopp
Thu Dec 01, 2011 11:40 am
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: The Lord Nelson anyone?
Replies: 15
Views: 6929

Re: The Lord Nelson anyone?

Earling, please post some pictures of your construction. I love to see the big' ole boats built.

Thanks!
Robert
by razopp
Fri Sep 23, 2011 2:32 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Glen-L 13 frame #3 curvature
Replies: 3
Views: 1489

Re: Glen-L 13 frame #3 curvature

Frisco is a suburb of Dallas, TX. It is about 20 miles North. Welcome to the Forum. I lived in Frisco and Richardson before moving to Rockwall. I am currently building a Glen-L Minuet. My frames get more curvature towards the bow too. I believe it has to do with how the plywood has to bend towards t...
by razopp
Mon Sep 12, 2011 8:34 am
Forum: Gathering 2011
Topic: Awards!
Replies: 3
Views: 2215

Re: Awards!

Bill, This post got me thinking. I will not be able to attend the Gathering for another year or two. However, I would like to support the function in some way financially (not a lot of money, but every little bit helps). I enjoy the pictures and have followed it the last several years on the message...
by razopp
Mon Sep 12, 2011 8:32 am
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Minuet Cost
Replies: 5
Views: 3027

Re: Minuet Cost

I am building a Minuet and believe I will be between $6-8K for my boat. I have all the materials for the hull completed and I am about $2.3K into the build. I estimate another $4K to finish it out with used equipment. (This assumes a used trailer, outboard, and building my sails from a kit.) There i...
by razopp
Thu Sep 08, 2011 11:26 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Moving Partially Completed Hull (Minuet)
Replies: 4
Views: 1610

Re: Moving Partially Completed Hull (Minuet)

Here are the details on how it was moved. My dad borrowed a flat-bed trailer from his work that was 6'8" between the wheel wells. The two of us did this alone (with the help of some floorjacks and jackstands). The operation to get it loaded was basically as follows: Note: We added 2x4 bracing length...
by razopp
Thu Sep 08, 2011 11:21 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Moving Partially Completed Hull (Minuet)
Replies: 4
Views: 1610

Moving Partially Completed Hull (Minuet)

The reason for doing this will give some background. I have been building my boat slowly over the past four years. The frames were built in our first house about five years ago. We bought a new home, and I set-up the building form about four years ago. I hung the forms on the frame about three years...
by razopp
Wed Aug 24, 2011 8:30 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Happy Birthday to Glen
Replies: 12
Views: 1971

Re: Happy Birthday to Glen

Saw the FB post by Gayle too. Happy 93rd Mr. Witt.

RZ
by razopp
Mon Aug 22, 2011 9:41 am
Forum: Fasteners
Topic: Hot Dip Gavanized Wood Screws
Replies: 7
Views: 6466

Re: Hot Dip Gavanized Wood Screws

Reuel Parker comments in his Sharpie Book that cold-galvanized deck screws may be a good choice depending on the use.

Robert
by razopp
Mon Aug 22, 2011 7:49 am
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Doner Mast for a Glen L 14
Replies: 12
Views: 2784

Re: Doner Mast for a Glen L 14

Dave, Check out the videos on this page. It is a mast raising system for a Flying Scott and I do not believe the owner really ever gets on the boat. I plan to do something like this for myself. I have used a similar system on a Hobie 16 and it worked great. I imagine it could be even easier for the ...
by razopp
Mon Aug 15, 2011 10:12 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Powering a Coastal Cruiser
Replies: 48
Views: 7707

Re: Powering a Coastal Cruiser

I just want to add that I really enjoyed the civil, thought-provoking "discussion" on this subject. It mentions really good points by well-respected forum members that have been there and done that with their boats. I feel better informed just by the discussion. So, thank you for your contributions....
by razopp
Thu Jul 14, 2011 11:12 am
Forum: Design Modifications
Topic: Shortening the Tango
Replies: 2
Views: 1576

Re: Shortening the Tango

Mike, I know Glen-L generally recommends not changing the dimensions of the sailboats as it affects the center of effort (CE). This is basically the "point" where the wind focuses its effort when sailing. I think Gayle may chime in on this matter, but I think I remember her responding to a similar q...
by razopp
Tue Jul 05, 2011 2:54 pm
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: "Powering" a larger sailboat
Replies: 4
Views: 1539

Re: "Powering" a larger sailboat

Gerry, You might want to touch base with Jim Benge. He is building a Reliant down here in Dallas. He is on the board occassionally too. He has a website documenting his build called whitmar.org (However, it appears the website is down right now. ) There are some articles and updates on his building ...