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by Locutus
Wed Dec 06, 2017 2:08 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 16' Ski Boat Restoration
Replies: 29
Views: 752

Re: 16' Ski Boat Restoration

Bilgekote is a good product but make sure you do proper surface prep and the right primer. I found out from the manufacturer that you can't apply it directly to an epoxy substrate, and that that same epoxy substrate needs a special two-part primer before applying the Bilgekote. Other surfaces need d...
by Locutus
Thu Sep 28, 2017 7:27 am
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Craigslist Glen-L 21CB?
Replies: 35
Views: 2744

Re: Craigslist Glen-L 21CB?

I have jamb cleats for both halyards and for the jib sheets. Just releasing the jib sheets doesn't actively pull the jib down to the deck, especially in wind. It tends to just stay up and flap. My idea is that a line fastened to the head of the jib and routed to a block or fairlead at the bow and th...
by Locutus
Wed Sep 27, 2017 7:03 am
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Craigslist Glen-L 21CB?
Replies: 35
Views: 2744

Re: Craigslist Glen-L 21CB?

Bill and Tom, The boat has weather helm, which increases as it heels, which tends to round it up automatically unless I fight it with the tiller. The boom is a roller reefing boom. The problem isn't reefing. It's the predominately light winds combined with occasional big gusts. Sailing around in the...
by Locutus
Tue Sep 26, 2017 12:06 pm
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Craigslist Glen-L 21CB?
Replies: 35
Views: 2744

Re: Craigslist Glen-L 21CB?

I'm thinking of adding ballast to the bilge to increase the boat's stability in gusty conditions. I had a few "interesting" moments when the boat heeled way over in gusts. :shock: The empty boat is probably about 1500 pounds with maybe 400 to 500 pounds of that being the steel plate swing ...
by Locutus
Mon Sep 18, 2017 8:08 am
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Pondering some Amigo questions...
Replies: 10
Views: 1492

Re: Pondering some Amigo questions...

That Craigslist Amigo I mentioned above in February is still for sale, and the price has been slashed, if anyone is interested. Hull is fiberglass, deck and cabin are wood. Here's the new ad. https://seattle.craigslist.org/kit/boa/d/classic-25-cutter-must-sell/6307601984.html 00000_clpNzFi8FQP_1200x...
by Locutus
Fri Sep 15, 2017 1:48 pm
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Craigslist Glen-L 21CB?
Replies: 35
Views: 2744

Re: Craigslist Glen-L 21CB?

One more. At the Friday Harbor breakwater waiting for a slip.

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Finally, I couldn't resist this one of a classic wooden Schooner returning to port at Friday Harbor.

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by Locutus
Fri Sep 15, 2017 1:44 pm
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Craigslist Glen-L 21CB?
Replies: 35
Views: 2744

Re: Craigslist Glen-L 21CB?

More San Juan photos.

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by Locutus
Fri Sep 15, 2017 1:38 pm
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Craigslist Glen-L 21CB?
Replies: 35
Views: 2744

Re: Craigslist Glen-L 21CB?

I took the GlenL 21CB up to the San Juan Islands for a week. No real issues, but it's definitely under-powered with only a 2 HP motor. I'd say 5-6 HP would be about right. I built a little galley counter with sink that drains into a Homer bucket. faucet is the spigot cap on a Coleman 5-gallon jug la...
by Locutus
Thu Aug 17, 2017 8:25 am
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Craigslist Glen-L 21CB?
Replies: 35
Views: 2744

Re: Craigslist Glen-L 21CB?

Looks like you got one heck of a deal for $100. The only place I know of that you could have gotten one cheaper is Bill Edmundson. Happy Sailing! :D Yeah and I got the outboard motor for $100.00 too. Total for boat, trailer, motor, title transfer, taxes, tabs and parts so far is probably less than ...
by Locutus
Wed Aug 16, 2017 8:46 pm
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Craigslist Glen-L 21CB?
Replies: 35
Views: 2744

Re: Craigslist Glen-L 21CB?

I bought an old Mariner 2 HP outboard, so I was finally able to take this boat out on the water on Sunday after a few maintenance items and a wash. The boat performed surprisingly well, and pointed high to windward. It seems seaworthy enough, doesn't leak, and the ride in the cockpit was pretty dry ...
by Locutus
Sun Jul 23, 2017 3:27 pm
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Craigslist Glen-L 21CB?
Replies: 35
Views: 2744

Re: Craigslist Glen-L 21CB?

Doggone Photobucket is holding photos hostage now. I may fix my previously posted photos later. Meanwhile, I installed and raised the sails for the first time today. All the rigging seems to be present. Now that my Skipjack is finished it's time to turn my attention to getting this boat ready to lau...
by Locutus
Sat Jul 08, 2017 10:35 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Photobucket mess
Replies: 23
Views: 1443

Re: Photobucket mess

I like it! I wish I'd known about this ages ago.

Thanks Roberta
by Locutus
Sat Jul 08, 2017 10:35 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Photobucket mess
Replies: 23
Views: 1443

Re: Photobucket mess

I am referring to attaching your photos to the threads in the Glen L forum. I used to use off site hosts in the Zip and Lower unit threads I created in the forum. Most of the pictures I posted are now gone. I started using the Glen L upload a few years ago and all the pictures are still there. The ...
by Locutus
Sat Jul 08, 2017 8:16 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Photobucket mess
Replies: 23
Views: 1443

Re: Photobucket mess

Roberta,
Can you explain how to use Glen-L's attachments? Are you talking about attaching your own photos?
by Locutus
Fri Jul 07, 2017 11:46 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Photobucket mess
Replies: 23
Views: 1443

Re: Photobucket mess

Man this really grinds my gears. I've got many, many forum threads at various sites that I've been using Photobucket to host photos for for over ten years. I'm inclined to tell Photobucket to take their third party hosting and stick it where it fits. No way will I finacially reward them for shafting...

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