Search found 96 matches

by Locutus
Tue Jun 11, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Amigo for sale on Boat Trader
Replies: 0
Views: 169

Amigo for sale on Boat Trader

I've seen this local (Edmonds, WA) Amigo for sale for some time in various venues including Craigslist. This Amigo is featured among the gallery builds here at Glen-L.com, and I've actually met the builder and seen this boat in person, a few years ago before it was for sale. Price has dropped from o...
by Locutus
Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Catalina 22 repairs
Replies: 4
Views: 563

Re: Catalina 22 repairs

Thanks for your responses DrBryan and Billy. Good idea on the 2-part varnish, but I'm trying to save money on this repair. The cheapest 2-part marine varnish I saw online in a quick search is over 80 bucks a quart. So I think I'll use the varnish I have on hand and if peeling or bubbling become an i...
by Locutus
Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Catalina 22 repairs
Replies: 4
Views: 563

Catalina 22 repairs

I'm making some upgrades and repairs to my Catalina 22. Right now I'm replacing the companionway framing and crib boards, which are the original teak, 42 years old and in bad shape. Teak is very expensive and to buy the ready-made ones from Catalina Direct are about $600.00. So I'm making them mysel...
by Locutus
Wed May 29, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Tool Talk
Topic: caravan fridge on a boat
Replies: 1
Views: 665

Re: caravan fridge on a boat

I recommend getting something like an Engel and enough solar panels and batteries to support it instead. Aside from the leveling issue, since the RV units run on propane, you'd have the potential for a quite literally explosive situation on your hands. Propane is heavier than air so there's no where...
by Locutus
Thu May 23, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: What? Hagerty doesn't insure plywood boats?
Replies: 14
Views: 1155

Re: What? Hagerty doesn't insure plywood boats?

I built the Skipjack myself from plans. I even gave the agent a link to my build thread so they could verify the $9000.00+ cost of materials.
by Locutus
Thu May 23, 2019 6:32 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: What? Hagerty doesn't insure plywood boats?
Replies: 14
Views: 1155

Re: What? Hagerty doesn't insure plywood boats?

Strange.
I have all my other insurance with State Farm, but my agent there couldn't get me a policy for my brand new Stevenson Skipjack, made of plywood. But I WAS able to get a policy with Hagerty. This was in 2015 thru 2017. Go figure.
by Locutus
Wed May 15, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Ski-Tow...Peg is still turning heads!
Replies: 19
Views: 2067

Re: Ski-Tow...Peg is still turning heads!

Images not showing. When I right click on the word "image" and choose "view image" I get a screen that says "Proxy server is refusing connections."
by Locutus
Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 16' Ski Boat Restoration
Replies: 252
Views: 76980

Re: 16' Ski Boat Restoration

Milhouse, I overcame the orange peel problem this way: Lightly RO sand off most of the orange peel, taking care not to expose the primer. Mix a solution of half thinner and half paint. Spray several thin coats with HVLP sprayer about 15 to 30 minutes apart (enough time for the thinner to evaporate o...
by Locutus
Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Waterlodge Too questions
Replies: 16
Views: 4286

Re: Waterlodge Too questions

Reply deleted by Locutus.
by Locutus
Tue Jan 29, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Amigo Outboard
Replies: 3
Views: 2055

Re: Amigo Outboard

I can't speak from personal experience except for the 2 HP outboard I used on my Glen-L 21 CB (max 3kt, disp. about 1400 lb), but James Baldwin of Atomvoyages.com used a 3.5 hp outboard for a while on his Pearson Triton 28. He found it to be adequate in calm weather and seas. In brisker conditions h...
by Locutus
Thu Nov 29, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Glen-L 17 overnighter sloop build
Replies: 25
Views: 10764

Re: Glen-L 17 overnighter sloop build

Milhouse, I used something called "surfacing veil" on the plywood that was to be varnished. This is a 3-oz. fiberglass cloth similar to 6-oz. cloth, but thin and delicate with an extremely fine weave. Think silk. After a couple coats of epoxy and four coats of varnish it's completely invisible in ev...
by Locutus
Mon Oct 01, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Design Modifications
Topic: thinner side panels on tnt
Replies: 7
Views: 2972

Re: thinner side panels on tnt

Here's what unstained Okoume plywood looks like after applying Sytem Three S-1 penetrating epoxy, 3 oz. "surfacing veil" fiberglass cloth wetted with System Three Silvertip epoxy plus one more coat, and 6 coats of Pettit Captain's Spar Varnish. https://i.imgur.com/JhDdM40.jpg https://i.imgur.com/YVw...
by Locutus
Fri Sep 21, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New Builder from Seattle, Wa
Replies: 4
Views: 1312

Re: New Builder from Seattle, Wa

Hi Jon and welcome. That's a nice looking design you're planning. Have you considered the similar Glen-L Barrelback? (Well, similar-looking above the waterline anyway.) I live in Kirkland and built a Stevenson Designs Super Skipjack. Didn't like how it sailed so I'm making some modifications. Phase ...
by Locutus
Thu Sep 06, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: A Different Minuet from the UK
Replies: 2
Views: 2206

A Different Minuet from the UK

Found this on YouTube. I'd love to get my hands on one of these, but I can't find the builder or any for sale. They may no longer be in business plus the logistics of shipping one from the UK may be prohibitive anyway. I wonder if there is a design or plans one could build from? https://www.youtube....
by Locutus
Thu Sep 06, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New Tuffy build in Bremerton, Wa
Replies: 5
Views: 1562

Re: New Tuffy build in Bremerton, Wa

For my Skipjack I purchased most of the wood from Midway Plywood in Mukilteo WA. They have Okoume and Meranti marine plywood, plus all sorts of board stock suitable for boatbuilding, including teak, sapele mahogany, white oak and many other species. In particular they often have nice long and clear ...