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by eckie63
Fri Nov 02, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Another Party Boat build (well, an attempt anyway)
Replies: 4
Views: 2549

Re: Another Party Boat build (well, an attempt anyway)

Hi all, I haven't abandoned this project, just haven't had time to get started yet. Besides, the plans were an early birthday present for me so I am not "allowed" to do anything with them yet. :lol: But that won't last too much longer now. I am planning to get started on the smaller items over the w...
by eckie63
Wed Aug 29, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Matt's Geronimo
Replies: 1111
Views: 258132

Re: Matt's Geronimo

Matt,

That is one beautiful boat you've put together. Very nicely done. And it sounds like that engine is perfectly size for it as well.
Your chairs really turned out neat. A bit different from the usual padded seats and they go nicely with the style of the boat.

Well done indeed!

-Peter
by eckie63
Fri Aug 24, 2018 6:26 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini Chine bending
Replies: 51
Views: 13105

Re: Malahini Chine bending

I agree, your fairing/sanding job looks perfect. That white line adds a nice touch to the sides too, and I like that little point you made in the center of the transom. She will look awesome in the water!
by eckie63
Sat Aug 18, 2018 6:45 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New member from Atlanta, GA
Replies: 1
Views: 775

New member from Atlanta, GA

Hi everyone, I am originally from Gothenburg, Sweden but have been living in Atlanta since 1994. My family back in Sweden had boats since before I was born. Over there it is very common to take 3-4 weeks vacation during the summer. I grew up spending many summers out on our boats along the Swedish w...
by eckie63
Sat Aug 18, 2018 5:57 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini Chine bending
Replies: 51
Views: 13105

Re: Malahini Chine bending

That is a mighty fine looking boat! And you got those chines bent nicely too. Is it a flat bottom in the back or does it still have a slight V back there? I like your steaming rig too. When I had to bend the chines on my boat I was also pondering the various options. I had never done it before so ha...
by eckie63
Mon Aug 06, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Another Party Boat build (well, an attempt anyway)
Replies: 4
Views: 2549

Re: Another Party Boat build (well, an attempt anyway)

Are there more than one set? I ordered the ones sold in Glen-L's store and am planning to build the 20' 6" version for a single long shaft outboard.
I am still in the planning stage so nothing tangible has happened yet. I have a couple of projects on the PM38 I need to finish first as well.
by eckie63
Sat Aug 04, 2018 6:50 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: SEA KNIGHT
Replies: 448
Views: 105600

Re: SEA KNIGHT

Wow! This is a really nice build! You've done a wonderful job. And that motor looks great back there. Looking forward to see the splash!

-Peter
by eckie63
Tue Jul 31, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Another Party Boat build (well, an attempt anyway)
Replies: 4
Views: 2549

Another Party Boat build (well, an attempt anyway)

Hello everyone, A couple of years ago I got this crazy idea to build a 13' 9" PM38 off of plans from a 1962 Popular Mechanics issue. It was my very first boat build, and major woodworking project. It has been a fun little boat for tooling around on the lake. But it can't hold more than 4 people and ...
by eckie63
Mon Jul 30, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Steering for Zip
Replies: 9
Views: 2815

Re: Steering for Zip

Hi, While my boat isn't a Zip, or a Glen-L design, it is fairly similar to the ZIP. Mine is called PM38 and was published in Popular Mechanics back in the day. I did go the route of the rope and pulley steering with it. I found a nice old steering wheel off of eBay complete with the drum. The rope, ...
by eckie63
Sun Jul 29, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: The first party boat
Replies: 11
Views: 4918

Re: The first party boat

Hi, I have just purchased the plans for this boat myself so I will follow along with your project if you don't mind. A couple of years ago I built a small 13' 9" runabout from Popular Mechanics called PM38. It was my first venture into boat building. I am planning to make this my second project but ...