Search found 24 matches

by tpelle
Wed Feb 02, 2011 5:17 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Questions Re: Sea Knight or Two-Plus
Replies: 24
Views: 4120

Re: Questions Re: Sea Knight or Two-Plus

Thanks for all the replies. The difficulty with trying to estimate gph from all of these charts is that most of boats using engines around 50hp to 75hp seem to be pontoon boats! I guess nobody makes production monohull boats any longer in that size and weight range. I've been looking at "legacy" des...
by tpelle
Wed Feb 02, 2011 2:14 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Questions Re: Sea Knight or Two-Plus
Replies: 24
Views: 4120

Re: Questions Re: Sea Knight or Two-Plus

I haven't been on the Ohio river, but on the several inland waterways that I've boated on here in the Great Lakes regions, there are a lot of speed limits. If that's the case where you plan to boat, then a fast boat is maybe not so useful??? By the way, I'm a Merc guy and like their engines a lot, ...
by tpelle
Wed Feb 02, 2011 12:10 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Questions Re: Sea Knight or Two-Plus
Replies: 24
Views: 4120

Re: Questions Re: Sea Knight or Two-Plus

Thanks, guys. I keep bouncing back and forth between a low-horsepower displacement boat (a Stambaugh Redwing 21) and a planing cruiser. Although the Redwing would go for a long TIME on a given amount of fuel, assuming about a 1/2 gallon per hour, the distance covered in that amount of time would be ...
by tpelle
Wed Feb 02, 2011 9:27 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Questions Re: Sea Knight or Two-Plus
Replies: 24
Views: 4120

Questions Re: Sea Knight or Two-Plus

Anybody built or owns plans for these two designs? I am interest the minimum power requirement for these two boats. The Glen-L web site only indicates maximum horsepowers - 100 hp for the Sea Knight, and 135 for the Two-Plus. In interests of fuel economy, does anyone have an idea of how small an eng...
by tpelle
Sun Nov 28, 2010 5:33 pm
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Starting Out
Replies: 6
Views: 1498

Re: Starting Out

tpelle: I didn't even think of the leveling option. Since my build will be in the garage, with a nice level floor, it isn't too important. Great idea if there were any variations. Stuart: That's why I put the center wheels under the frame. Structurally, 2x4's will bend with any weight, over an 8' s...
by tpelle
Sun Nov 28, 2010 9:23 am
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Starting Out
Replies: 6
Views: 1498

Re: Starting Out

Great idea! I've been thinking of something similar for a strongback, except I've been thinking about adding some sort of simple screw jack near each corner so as to be able to level it and anchor it in place. Thinking about, maybe, something out of heavy all-thread rod, or maybe a pipe flange with ...
by tpelle
Sat Nov 27, 2010 7:45 am
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Roller Reefing For Main?
Replies: 6
Views: 1250

Re: Roller Reefing For Main?

I see now how the fitting at the forward end of the boom has a square "socket" which, when held against the gooseneck by the spring, prevents the boom from rolling. And it appears that, to get the boom to roll one way or the other, one has to pull the boom back against spring pressure to release it....
by tpelle
Fri Nov 26, 2010 3:21 pm
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Roller Reefing For Main?
Replies: 6
Views: 1250

Roller Reefing For Main?

Looking in the Glen-L Boatbuilding Supplies web page, and I see a gooseneck assembly that fits their aluminum spar "A" that provides roller reefing of the main sail. I have absolutely no experience with roller reefing of a main. I've been looking at the parts, and can't puzzle out how these parts go...
by tpelle
Fri Nov 19, 2010 6:24 am
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Minuet changes
Replies: 16
Views: 3083

Re: Minuet changes

Rob,

Do you have a pic of how the cabin interior is working out, particularly the cabin sole/footwell area?
by tpelle
Tue Nov 16, 2010 6:08 pm
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Minuet changes
Replies: 16
Views: 3083

Re: Minuet changes

I think your answer refers to the scarfing of the plywood. I was asking about the joint along the chine. On some boats, as the deadrise of the V-bottom steepens, the joint transitions from a simple overlap to a butt joint. That's the transition joint I was asking about.
by tpelle
Sun Nov 14, 2010 6:43 pm
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Minuet changes
Replies: 16
Views: 3083

Re: Minuet changes

Rob, Another couple of questions regarding the Minuet in general: 1. Besides the steel centerboard, is there any other internal ballast called for in the plans? 2. When applying the plywood planking, is there a transition Joint? I've looked at your picture of the partially-planked hull in the builde...
by tpelle
Sun Nov 14, 2010 4:25 pm
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Minuet Musings
Replies: 3
Views: 3008

Re: Minuet Musings

Here are a couple of pics that I downloaded off of a site describing the 16' Senior "Mikros" showing the bilge keels: http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c354/tpelle/Minuet/SeniorDSC00345Cropped70pc.jpg http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c354/tpelle/Minuet/seniorDsc0154460pc.jpg The top of each bilge k...
by tpelle
Sun Nov 14, 2010 12:05 pm
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Minuet Musings
Replies: 3
Views: 3008

Minuet Musings

FWIW, here's a rendition in MSPaint (with apologies to Glen-L) of what I have in mind for Minuet. The cabin profile is changed, to move the rear cabin bulkhead aft to encompass the "standard" bridge deck, and the forward bulkhead moved back to just aft of the mast step. I have in mind continuing the...
by tpelle
Sun Nov 14, 2010 9:03 am
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Minuet changes
Replies: 16
Views: 3083

Re: Minuet changes

Looking good. I like the cockpit-seat lockers too.

Any pics of the interior arrangement rough-in? I'm interested in how the lengthened cabin is working out, and how you arranged the aft end of the berths.
by tpelle
Wed Nov 10, 2010 7:07 am
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Calling Rob Myran
Replies: 1
Views: 771

Calling Rob Myran

Rob, Earlier in the year you replied to a thread where I asked about Glen-L Minuet Headroom. You described some changes you were making. I'm still interested in the Minuet, and would consider similar changes. How are these working out? Do you have any pictures that you can post, particularly of your...

Go to advanced search