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by dbischa
Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:47 am
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: adding a rub rail to my Glen-l 15
Replies: 10
Views: 1141

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: 1141

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: 2264

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: 14414

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: 675

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: 5886

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: 2264

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: 2264

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: 2264

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: 2264

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: 1466

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: 2264

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.
by dbischa
Wed Jun 28, 2017 11:12 pm
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Glen L 13 build photos
Replies: 14
Views: 2264

Re: Glen L 13 build photos

Other side, also joined incorrectly.
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Bottom panels added.
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by dbischa
Wed Jun 28, 2017 11:05 pm
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Glen L 13 build photos
Replies: 14
Views: 2264

Re: Glen L 13 build photos

"Steaming" the chines this time to help them bend properly. I poured boiling water onto the towels a number of times and let them sit for a few minutes (can't remember how long) until they were a lot more bend. I also did a better job of cutting the frames to accept the chines. 20140925_16...
by dbischa
Wed Jun 28, 2017 10:46 pm
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Glen L 13 build photos
Replies: 14
Views: 2264

Re: Glen L 13 build photos

There were actually two issues with the original chines, they weren't recessed into the frame properly such that the outer edge lined up with the 3rd frame and they didn't bend smoothly around the 3rd frame, more like kinked at the frame but I don't think I have a good picture to show that. 20140911...

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