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by Locutus
Thu Aug 16, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New Tuffy build in Bremerton, Wa
Replies: 2
Views: 102

Re: New Tuffy build in Bremerton, Wa

Hey! Great to hear from a builder in my hometown of Bremerton. I grew up water skiing on Oyster Bay. I haven't lived in Bremerton for over 30 years but your post takes me back.
by Locutus
Thu Jul 26, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: Painting
Topic: Waterlox
Replies: 8
Views: 374

Re: Waterlox

Pretty darn expensive stuff. What is better about it that would make me want to switch from tried and true (and less expensive) marine brands like Interlux and Pettit?
by Locutus
Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Considering Some Skipjack Modifications
Replies: 7
Views: 1536

Re: Considering Some Skipjack Modifications

I just discovered that Glen-L has a trolling motor version of the electric inboard plans. So I now have two choices:

http://www.glen-l.com/designs/special/etm.html

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I don't think I'll need the remote steering though.
by Locutus
Sat Jun 09, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Considering Some Skipjack Modifications
Replies: 7
Views: 1536

Re: Considering Some Skipjack Modifications

Bayou Bengal, The heavy solid wood mast makes it quite unstable. I turned it upside down my first time out. I just bought a Finnish windsurfer mast today...It hardly weighs anything. I'm not sure if it's beefy enough for a boat as big as the Skipjack but I plan to try it out. It'll require some seri...
by Locutus
Fri Jun 08, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Considering Some Skipjack Modifications
Replies: 7
Views: 1536

Re: Considering Some Skipjack Modifications

Thanks for your post Sproggy. Your concerns and suggestions are well taken and appreciated. The Skipjack is a small boat of only 14 FT LOA and about 300 or so pounds. The keel is fixed and runs the length of the boat, as shown in this thumbnail: http://www.stevproj.com/SSkipBlgSeqPicsm.jpg I would o...
by Locutus
Thu Jun 07, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Considering Some Skipjack Modifications
Replies: 7
Views: 1536

Considering Some Skipjack Modifications

My (Stevenson Designs) Skipjack became a garage queen after only three launches, and an ongoing Craigslist ad has yielded no interest, let alone a sale. So it looks like I'm stuck with it, at least for now. I'm considering some modifications to make it more stable and easier to sail, more convenient...
by Locutus
Wed Jun 06, 2018 6:36 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Paul Riccelli, AKA 'PAR', has passed away
Replies: 1
Views: 1584

Paul Riccelli, AKA 'PAR', has passed away

Just in case anyone here knew Paul. This sad news was posted last night over on the BYYB forum. First Glen, then Ken, now Paul. We've lost some great people in our little community recently and are poorer for it: ***************************************************************************************...
by Locutus
Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Waterproof wood glue
Replies: 13
Views: 2062

Re: Waterproof wood glue

Footer, I don't know a lot about Titebond III except that it's water based, so I would think that the bonded surfaces would have to breathe enough for the glue to dry out in order to get a good bond. (Water-impervious surfaces probably wouldn't bond well for this reason, I'm thinking.) That would be...
by Locutus
Fri Feb 09, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Waterproof wood glue
Replies: 13
Views: 2062

Re: Waterproof wood glue

Epoxy is not the be-all-end-all either. I've read that it can weaken in hot climates. You should be okay with it in MI though. Some time ago I posted a rather lengthy discussion on epoxy vs. resorcinol:

viewtopic.php?f=5&t=26929
by Locutus
Wed Dec 06, 2017 2:08 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 16' Ski Boat Restoration
Replies: 138
Views: 24440

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: 6352

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: 6352

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: 6352

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: 2816

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: 6352

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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