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by Stuart
Mon Jan 07, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Francis Drake (C-Flex) update
Replies: 2
Views: 1249

Re: Francis Drake (C-Flex) update

Is that you working inside in this weather. Shame on you. A real builder works outside in the snow and learns to like it. Wish I had that teak. If she goes down let me know. Would like salvage on that stuff. Nice work though. That will impress the girls who accumulate around the dock looking for sai...
by Stuart
Fri Oct 05, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Getting the boat to the water
Replies: 11
Views: 4047

Re: Getting the boat to the water

Many thanks for the compliments. Could not find any parts for the trailer brake system so purchased two new 3500 axels with electric brakes and clamped them in the existing springs. I have fitted uprights and so on and have set it up nearly 60/40 with about 330lbs on the tongue. More to do and the b...
by Stuart
Fri Oct 05, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Glue and Screw Bottom Battens to Planking??
Replies: 3
Views: 1445

Re: Glue and Screw Bottom Battens to Planking??

I know there are a lot of situations where glue is considered all that is correct and all that is needed. Most of my cussi'n comes from years of trying to find pieces of furniture legs that have partly fallen apart from sitting in a wet basement. In wooden aircraft, glue, no screws and away they go ...
by Stuart
Mon Jul 23, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Getting the boat to the water
Replies: 11
Views: 4047

Re: Getting the boat to the water

Oh yes Bill, the poor bastards miss me cause I moved away but the boat is still there. I will take the muffler off something handy and run it on an off while I am there so that they don't feel rejected. Found everything I need to get the hydraulics working again. https://www.princessauto.com/en/deta...
by Stuart
Mon Jul 23, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Getting the boat to the water
Replies: 11
Views: 4047

Re: Getting the boat to the water

Thanks replies. The saga continues. Found an older trailer and think I can convert it because my boat has the swing keel so does not ride so high. Will try to cut out a section for the swing keel to hang into. Will cut the boards out and put a double padded hinge on each corner of the uprights. The ...
by Stuart
Sat Jul 07, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Getting the boat to the water
Replies: 11
Views: 4047

Getting the boat to the water

I recently moved and the boat is 2 hours away. Its ready to float but not to sail so I am going to launch it now. Problem I have is nobody wants to truck it to the lake. Some say too big, and some say too small and mostly they all say, not interested. So a friend had a heavy duty car trailer and I g...
by Stuart
Fri Apr 06, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Can the rigging from a Hunter 146 be used on Glen l 15?
Replies: 2
Views: 1756

Re: Can the rigging from a Hunter 146 be used on Glen l 15?

I am not an expert but certain things are universal. If you have a boom and gooseneck the runs on the mast then those are the main elements. The aluminum mast can be cut at the top or bottom to suit the 15, or you can add a tabernacle or step under the mast to raise it a few inches. Same with the bo...
by Stuart
Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Mast head sheaves and halyards
Replies: 3
Views: 2148

Re: Mast head sheaves and halyards

Hi Gayle, thanks for the reply but just one question more, are the four sheaves used or are some used as spacers. Thanks for any clarity, I want to get this project into the water this spring..

Stuart
by Stuart
Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Carriage Bolts ?!?
Replies: 5
Views: 2202

Re: Carriage Bolts ?!?

Nothing holds better than a carriage bolt. That's only two bolts per foot...you sure that would be enough.

Stuart
by Stuart
Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Mast head sheaves and halyards
Replies: 3
Views: 2148

Mast head sheaves and halyards

For the Glen l 25 which is a masthead sloop with a main sail and a jib, how many sheaves are in the mast head? On the drawings for the wooden mast it shows two. In the Glen-L kit they give you 4 for the aluminum mast. Some show 2 pulleys for the jib but I only see one for the mainsail. I was given t...
by Stuart
Fri Jan 26, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Building a Glen L 17 outside
Replies: 6
Views: 2619

Re: Building a Glen L 17 outside

I have not built a 17ft boat but I do have some idea of the time involved. If you are working outside there are a lot of things to consider. One being rain. The second thing is will the noise bother the locals if you work every night till 11. It might go faster if you can build some of it indoors. H...
by Stuart
Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: adding a rub rail to my Glen-l 15
Replies: 10
Views: 3254

Re: adding a rub rail to my Glen-l 15

Wish I had thought of that. I put a 1/2" x 4" oak rub rail on the Glen L 25. I scarfed it first. Worst experience I have ever had. I drilled it for bronze nails ever few inches. Routed the edges. I maybe should have started at the bow and should have had help. I also had to work fast because of the ...
by Stuart
Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:09 am
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Glen-L 14 Build
Replies: 7
Views: 2733

Re: Glen-L 14 Build

Every joint has its own problems. To avoid the material flattening at the seams it is best to put in a larger lap than that which is regarded as a minimum dimension. My laps were a good 12". Then I could pull it down with lots of screws but the screws needed to go all the way through and protrude on...
by Stuart
Thu Oct 05, 2017 7:53 am
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Glen-L 14 Build
Replies: 7
Views: 2733

Re: Glen-L 14 Build

The plans should show something about where the plywood joins and is placed. Scarfing the joint is fine but to my knowledge a butt joint works well. You are going to lay fiberglass overtop. One of the things that happens with laying plywood on a curved surface is that it does not lay flat. The build...
by Stuart
Fri Sep 29, 2017 8:06 am
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Non exterior grade lumber for sailboat decking
Replies: 4
Views: 2430

Re: Non exterior grade lumber for sailboat decking

This may not be what your thinking of using but I used 1/8 thick mahogany veneer on the deck of my Glen L 25. The first problem was epoxying it down because it was not perfectly flat and it was not as flexible as thin veneer. Its been a few years and it has not lifted. I gave it a thick coating of e...