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by dbischa
Mon Mar 25, 2019 2:45 am
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: fore deck butt joint over strong back?
Replies: 2
Views: 715

Re: fore deck butt joint over strong back?

Maybe you could post up some photos? We love photos :D
by dbischa
Mon Mar 25, 2019 2:45 am
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: fore deck butt joint over strong back?
Replies: 2
Views: 715

Re: fore deck butt joint over strong back?

Shouldn't it get faired back so it will take the 1/4" decking? I built the Glen-L 13 and I remember having to fair the strongback. Maybe I'm not understanding your question?
by dbischa
Thu Sep 20, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: A Different Minuet from the UK
Replies: 2
Views: 1925

Re: A Different Minuet from the UK

I don't think I'd like to be in one if it went turtle over. And I think you'd get a sore back and neck based on the position you're forced to sit in. Other than that, they'd be fun to sail.
by dbischa
Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:47 am
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: adding a rub rail to my Glen-l 15
Replies: 10
Views: 2795

Re: adding a rub rail to my Glen-l 15

That's sounds like an awful ordeal. Well done for pulling it off.
by dbischa
Sat Jan 13, 2018 5:24 am
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: adding a rub rail to my Glen-l 15
Replies: 10
Views: 2795

Re: adding a rub rail to my Glen-l 15

I wrapped towels around and poured boiling water over the members I needed to bend and twist. I left them to sit for about 15 minutes or until they become more supple. Then I removed the towels, bent into place and drilled the screws. They were left to dry out and then they were undrilled, epoxied a...
by dbischa
Thu Jan 11, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Glen L 13 build photos
Replies: 14
Views: 4015

Re: Glen L 13 build photos

It probably would have helped if I'd read the book, but I only had the plans to go off and my lack of experience. If it fails I'll fix it up. I wonder how much life I'll get out of it.
by dbischa
Tue Nov 14, 2017 2:04 pm
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: New Glen-L 14 Build
Replies: 47
Views: 20613

Re: New Glen-L 14 Build

I only had the one drill, an electric one, but I found I could drive the silicon bronze screws easily enough by hand after a coat of soap and a properly predrilled hole. When I did it this way I had no issues at all and the screws bedded into the substrate perfectly.
by dbischa
Mon Aug 21, 2017 3:45 am
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Glen L-10 Splash Guard
Replies: 2
Views: 1631

Re: Glen L-10 Splash Guard

I didn't bother adding one to my Glen l 13 simply because I couldn't have been bothered after all the work in getting to that stage and I just wanted to get on the water sooner. It hasn't been needed anyway. I was thinking about gluing down strips of ply and building up laminations to get the correc...
by dbischa
Tue Jul 25, 2017 2:43 am
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Craigslist Glen-L 21CB?
Replies: 35
Views: 10254

Re: Craigslist Glen-L 21CB?

Looks like a great find, hopefully there's no hidden problems. Have fun restoring and sailing her!
by dbischa
Sun Jul 16, 2017 12:19 am
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Glen L 13 build photos
Replies: 14
Views: 4015

Re: Glen L 13 build photos

IMG_20160113_122915180.jpg Decking added, didn't follow the plans though. I went for a plywood saving option and so far I haven't had a problem with it. IMG_20160118_105344156.jpg I built a launching dolly for her as I needed to move house. I've since changed the wheels for larger ones. IMG_2016011...
by dbischa
Sun Jul 16, 2017 12:11 am
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Glen L 13 build photos
Replies: 14
Views: 4015

Re: Glen L 13 build photos

IMG_20151222_173915798.jpg I built a flipping frame for her and disassembled the building frame while in place. IMG_20151222_180151635.jpg Flipped, and all by myself! Since I was building in a single car garage I had very little room. I pushed the frame and boat as far as I could to one wall (with ...
by dbischa
Sun Jul 16, 2017 12:00 am
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Glen L 13 build photos
Replies: 14
Views: 4015

Re: Glen L 13 build photos

20150707_232848.jpg Building the plywood mast 20150726_130748.jpg It was made in my lounge room, my kids had to give up their play space for a few days 20150802_143240.jpg Test fitting the sail There's a bit of a kink in the mast (towards aft). I'm able to pull some of it out with the forestay but ...
by dbischa
Sat Jul 15, 2017 11:55 pm
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Glen L 13 build photos
Replies: 14
Views: 4015

Re: Glen L 13 build photos

Just wanted to say thanks for posting up some pics. I'm (slowly) working on a Glen L 14 over here. I've got frames ready to get put together but things got put on hold for me for a bit. Seeing your pics provides some motivation to get moving again! It's a long process but stick with it. 20150316_22...
by dbischa
Sat Jul 15, 2017 11:46 pm
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Minuet build update
Replies: 7
Views: 2854

Re: Minuet build update

Nice :D
by dbischa
Thu Jun 29, 2017 12:34 pm
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Glen L 13 build photos
Replies: 14
Views: 4015

Re: Glen L 13 build photos

Yeah but the backing panels should have been done before I applied the second panel. There are no screws holding the panels to the backing, just thickened epoxy. I wish I'd done it properly just for piece of mind but so far so good.