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by Barry
Tue Mar 18, 2008 2:11 pm
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: GL-14 Decking
Replies: 13
Views: 3791

Cheap-o 3 ply from your local diy superstore is usually one thick ply with two vanishingly thin veneers. In the US, this is not the case with domestic exterior plywood. In this country your description might fit interior paneling or possibly BS6566. Because of deck beams, battens and strongbacks, t...
by Barry
Tue Mar 18, 2008 2:00 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Notches and Batten questions
Replies: 14
Views: 3648

If you have a router, you can make a template of the notch, tack to frame and use one of the router bits with the ball-bearing roller on the end to duplicate the template. If the wood is particularly hard, you might want to use a jigsaw first, then clean up with the router. This will insure that all...
by Barry
Tue Mar 18, 2008 1:49 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Yet another transom ... possible suicide upon answer :)
Replies: 15
Views: 4492

If you have cut the angle the wrong way, epoxy a piece of whatever you're using for framing to the bottom edge and re-cut the angle.
It's fixable.
by Barry
Fri Sep 21, 2007 9:42 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tahoe 19/20 speeds
Replies: 4
Views: 2721

There are distinct differences between the Hankinson mahogany runabouts and the Glen-L runabouts. Ken went back farther for his inspiration. Most of the boats have an older look and are not designed to go beyond the 35 mph. This is primarily a function of the forward bottom design (more vertical bow...
by Barry
Wed Sep 19, 2007 4:23 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Question about Glenwood
Replies: 5
Views: 2783

The first Glenwood boats were built by Elbert Witt in his backyard. Later, Elbert bought a piece of property and built a shop where he made the boats and machined casting for Glenwood Hardware. Eventually another boatbuilder was hired. Although Don Ruffa was making boats designed by Glen during the ...
by Barry
Thu Sep 13, 2007 3:44 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: SO, ya won'na build a model first?
Replies: 8
Views: 2638

Flotation only has value when the boat starts to fill with water. With a sealed 12" cube, the cube might have an inch draft. Crammed full of foam or feathers, the draft might be an 1 1/2". In the case of the cube, flotation only has value if the skin of the cube is breached. Until water starts to fi...
by Barry
Tue Aug 21, 2007 4:25 pm
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Minuet weights
Replies: 1
Views: 1501

The hull weight is essentially what you will have to turn over when the hull is finished. It does not include the cabin or anything else that is put on after righting. Displacement is an estimate of the boat in the water, ready to go, with a normal complement of people. For this purpose, we use 150 ...
by Barry
Fri May 11, 2007 12:56 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Can not get the bottom stitched on my Amp Eater design
Replies: 3
Views: 1731

Steve, You asked this in an email, with a little less info, so I asked questions, then found this. If the stitches are pulling through... Bruce gave you good advice. In addition, you could use the bend-towels-boiling-water technique to relieve some of the tension on the sides. See: http://glen-l.com...
by Barry
Wed May 09, 2007 11:56 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: capt jake using dynell , from defender
Replies: 6
Views: 2651

From: HOW TO FIBERGLASS BOATS CHAPTER 11 Modacrylic Fiber Fabric The term "modacrylic" is popularly known as "Dynel", a trade name developed by Union Carbide Corporation for a fiber that can be woven into cloth and used very much in the same manner as fiberglass cloth. However, Dynel (as we'll refer...
by Barry
Mon Nov 13, 2006 4:46 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Glen-L ad from 1958?
Replies: 16
Views: 6512

terrymc Maybe this is a question for Gayle...The PM-38 looks a heck of a lot like the Tuffy, and it's length and beam are identical. I have a copy of that '62 Popular Mechanics issue, and it refers to "our designer" at lot. Could the "designer" be Glen L Witt??? The Tuffy was designed in 1959. It ma...
by Barry
Wed Nov 01, 2006 5:10 pm
Forum: Design Modifications
Topic: Sissy-Do Modifications
Replies: 3
Views: 3320

An inboard well could be added, but not sure how this will protect the motor. Part of the well is a cutout in the transom to allow the motor to tilt up. The biggest disadvantage is the loss of space inside the boat. The reasoning behind the well in the Pacific dories is that it allows fishermen to w...
by Barry
Wed Oct 25, 2006 9:42 am
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Glen-L 15
Replies: 6
Views: 4491

See: http://www.glen-l.com/weblettr/webletters-6/webletter49.html#notebook The chine should be twisted so that its outside surface is parallel to the side of the stem. The frame notch orientation can be determined when chine is twisted to proper orientation. http://www.glen-l.com/images/gl15-frame5d...
by Barry
Fri Oct 20, 2006 3:41 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Spyware attacks?
Replies: 6
Views: 2526

Spyware attacks?

Everyone, I received these email from one of the forum visitors: Hello, Love you site and especially the forum. But everytime I log on I get eight or ten spyware attacks. Just thought I would let you know. Hello Barry, Sometimes I get a popup and sometimes it takes over the webbrowser and takes me t...
by Barry
Thu Oct 19, 2006 5:03 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Zip transom
Replies: 3
Views: 2318

It is possible that you will create a shape that will not be possible with sheet plywood... the aft section might have to be cold-molded.

It is unlikely that you can make it a barrel-back without also changing the frames forward of the transom. Probably can be done, but may also be a can of worms.