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by Alf B
Thu Feb 13, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Help deciding Chessie Flyer or Glen-L 25 or ?
Replies: 1
Views: 3685

Re: Help deciding Chessie Flyer or Glen-L 25 or ?

Hello Dale, I'm building the Chessie Flyer. Once the hull was turned upright I began to realize just how cramped and limited the interior space really is. It looks ok in plan view but that doesn't tell the full story. The extra foot or so headroom in the 25 would make quite a difference, particularl...
by Alf B
Sun Jan 27, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Chessie flyer centerboard pin
Replies: 5
Views: 5215

Re: Chessie flyer centerboard pin

Having a rethink about this. The steel centerboard just seems like a maintenance nightmare in a most inaccessible space. Also, there is the danger of the lifting cable and/or fittings failing at some point...that 480 lb. plate swinging freely downward would continue to the sea bed, most likely leavi...
by Alf B
Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Chessie flyer centerboard pin
Replies: 5
Views: 5215

Re: Chessie flyer centerboard pin

Hi GL3z,

The Chessie Flyer is well under way. I have pictures that I will upload to a new blog as soon as I can get around to it.
by Alf B
Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Chessie flyer centerboard pin
Replies: 5
Views: 5215

Chessie flyer centerboard pin

Hello, I started building the Chessie Flyer last month. Frames are mounted on the building frame, stem & sternpost with breast hooks made, and now working on the centerboard trunk and keel. Never having had a centerboarder before, I am curious about the plan specifying a "standard steel" pin. I know...
by Alf B
Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New member from Canada's west coast
Replies: 4
Views: 1592

Re: New member from Canada's west coast

Thank you, I feel properly welcomed! I'll start posting pics soon.
-Alf
by Alf B
Sat Jun 30, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New member from Canada's west coast
Replies: 4
Views: 1592

New member from Canada's west coast

Hello all, just started building the Chessie Flyer. Not my first boat build, but my first Glen-L and I must say the Glen-L method clicks with me; it's logical and the plans are well developed. What a difference when the Naval Architect was also a builder! Was going to build another blue water boat b...

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