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by PeterG
Fri Jan 05, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Squirt in Alabama
Replies: 17
Views: 333

Re: Squirt in Alabama

A band saw is a worthy investment. I use mine a lot. And that's some nice African mahogany you have there! I picked up some nice African mahogany in Milford, CT for my Malahini deck. I am looking to bookmatch the woodgrain of the deck for appearance. I found two 6/4 x 18" x 10 ft quartersawn pl...
by PeterG
Thu Jan 04, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: Fiberglass
Topic: Help - stress cracks and reinforcing old fibreglass hull
Replies: 6
Views: 3350

Re: Help - stress cracks and reinforcing old fibreglass hull

Hi Dom, Sound like your boat has a foam core. There is a common core material made of sheet foam that is cut part way through on a grid pattern so it will flex and bend to lay inside a boat hull. It is glued in and then fiberglassed over, forming a stronger hull. Sometimes as with a vacuum- forming,...
by PeterG
Tue Dec 26, 2017 8:12 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: 10' IMP
Replies: 4
Views: 145

Re: 10' IMP

I am not familiar with the IMP but chines can be a bother to bend and twist into place, even the bigger hulls can have problems. There are a couple options, you could soften them with steam or wrap them with towels and pour boiling water on them. The other option would be laminating them. Basically ...
by PeterG
Tue Dec 26, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New Member in South Dakota
Replies: 7
Views: 159

Re: New Member in South Dakota

You have a great start already by studying the Boatbuilding with Plywood book. The Barrelback is a great design and a 4.3L V6 is a perfect choice. That was my first choice of boat and engine for my first build. I changed my mind though to the Malahini as a better fit for me. The Barrelback uses a sl...
by PeterG
Tue Dec 26, 2017 2:04 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini Transom question
Replies: 7
Views: 299

Re: Malahini Transom question

Part of the necessary changes for the 20" transom setup is moving the 2 x 4 horizontal brace up 5" too, otherwise it'll be too low and will likely be in the way of the bolts through the transom. That also means the transom knee needs to be taller to meet the 2x4 brace. Not a big deal, just...
by PeterG
Sun Dec 24, 2017 9:44 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: lifting Eyes
Replies: 7
Views: 321

Re: lifting Eyes

Look at antique boat parts suppliers, Google helps, you will see bronze and steel brackets that attach to the stem and others that attach to the stringers back aft, typically behind the fuel tank. They most often used 5/8" threaded rod up through the deck to the lifting eye. I would be okay wit...
by PeterG
Sat Dec 23, 2017 9:21 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Pee Wee in Maine
Replies: 66
Views: 1642

Re: Pee Wee in Maine

Looks great! And quite the work platform, puts the work up where you want it. That's going to be a fun boat for sure.
by PeterG
Wed Dec 20, 2017 3:54 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini in Ireland
Replies: 36
Views: 4744

Re: Malahini in Ireland

Sweet! Looks great!
by PeterG
Tue Dec 19, 2017 8:17 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Greetings from the Boston Marathon start!
Replies: 5
Views: 187

Re: Greetings from the Boston Marathon start!

Welcome to the Glen-L community! Some things to consider: Ask any and all questions you may have because someone here has probably been there, done that and got the T-shirt; Post pics of your project and most importantly, have fun! There are lots of projects in the builder's blogs and photo archive ...
by PeterG
Mon Dec 18, 2017 9:15 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Michael's ZIP
Replies: 102
Views: 10308

Re: Michael's ZIP

Clever idea! It saves a step and some extra wood to set an angled dash. Tipping the deck beam will flatten the deck curvature slightly compared to the vertical deck beam, but probably not a significant amount in this case?
by PeterG
Sun Dec 17, 2017 10:38 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 16' Ski Boat Restoration
Replies: 58
Views: 1748

Re: 16' Ski Boat Restoration

Rotted wood stringers are a very common problem with older ski boats, I was curious to know whether you had checked those when you started this project... Good luck with that, and beware of saturated flotation foam. I follow the Correct Craft Fan Club forum and it is full of projects where these rep...
by PeterG
Sun Dec 17, 2017 10:58 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 153
Views: 5529

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Love this part of the build, big progress with each frame completed. Looks great!
by PeterG
Sun Dec 17, 2017 10:12 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New Member here in MN
Replies: 3
Views: 112

Re: New Member here in MN

That looks great! One suggestion, not a critique but a heads up to avoid later headaches: Where your chines meet the stem, they are a little bit too close to the leading edge. The outer surface of the chines should line up with the center of the stem's edge. When you begin fairing the stem the edge ...
by PeterG
Tue Dec 05, 2017 8:02 am
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Wet Plywood Stitch and Glue Hull - will it dry?
Replies: 4
Views: 204

Re: Wet Plywood Stitch and Glue Hull - will it dry?

You might try warming the hull too, to help drive out the moisture. A space heater maybe under the hull with a tarp to trap the warm air, and dehumidifier should draw out the moisture. Once dry, I might consider using CPES on the interior, to soak into the wood and protect it. The CPES will keep the...
by PeterG
Mon Dec 04, 2017 12:22 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 153
Views: 5529

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

OK so this should be the platinum standard for how to build frames. The pairs of wood "straps" holding each piece to the construction board, the use of biscuits at the joints is genius, and the clamping arrangement. Nicely done!

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