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by dbischa
Sun Nov 03, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Chain Plates Location
Replies: 1
Views: 1526

Re: Chain Plates Location

Most of the photos on the Glen-L website show the chain plates on the coaming (on the inside) and one has them on the side planking. I built the Glen-L 13 and the plans for it have them bolted through the side planking (with blocking). I would have thought the side planking would be stronger than th...
by dbischa
Mon Oct 07, 2019 4:15 am
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Sailboat Size Question for family of 7
Replies: 2
Views: 1135

Re: Sailboat Size Question for family of 7

I built a Glen L 13 and my partner and I have 4 kids between us. Her two kids (9 and 12) are very small for their age, as is my eldest (14) with my youngest (11) the only one of normal size. My partner and I are both slim. We all fit into the boat quite well. The 13 doesn't feature seating in the pl...
by dbischa
Sun Jul 21, 2019 3:33 am
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Catalina 22 repairs
Replies: 21
Views: 7706

Re: Catalina 22 repairs

mrintense wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:23 am
Nice work. I always love seeing these type of projects. Great job on the swivel mount and companionway door.
Agreed, well done with the cash savings :D
by dbischa
Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Tango centerboard?
Replies: 2
Views: 1142

Re: Tango centerboard?

On the Glen-L website under the additional specifications and photos page it lists the ballast weight as 1" steel CB. I got a 300 mm x 300 mm x 6 mm steel plate (that I encased inside my centreboard of my Glen-L 13) fabricated from a general steel fabricators. Surely you can just ring around your lo...
by dbischa
Mon Mar 25, 2019 2:45 am
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: fore deck butt joint over strong back?
Replies: 2
Views: 2083

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: 2083

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: 3046

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: 4791

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: 4791

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: 6285

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: 28662

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: 2081

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: 15001

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: 6285

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: 6285

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 ...

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