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by jester3681
Tue May 15, 2012 6:03 pm
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Bulls Eye vs. Glen-L 14/15/17
Replies: 10
Views: 5418

Re: Bulls Eye vs. Glen-L 14/15/17

I'd really like the opportunity to build a boat, but unfortunately space limitations at home would make anything larger than about 15' impossible. I'd be more inclined to build the day sailer and buy the cruiser, you know? I also keep an eye on the ads too - I'd be lying to myself if I didn't realiz...
by jester3681
Mon May 14, 2012 8:22 pm
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Bulls Eye vs. Glen-L 14/15/17
Replies: 10
Views: 5418

Re: Bulls Eye vs. Glen-L 14/15/17

I've been doing some review and soul searching and I'm leaning towards the 15 now. I just think it will be a more practical day sailer for my family - if it were just me, I think the Bulls Eye would be great, but I'd like to be able to take the wife and kids out with me too, and I think the 15 would...
by jester3681
Thu Apr 19, 2012 4:25 pm
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Bulls Eye vs. Glen-L 14/15/17
Replies: 10
Views: 5418

Re: Bulls Eye vs. Glen-L 14/15/17

Well, my Bulls Eye study plans arrived today, and I think this is the way to go for now. It'll get my hands dirty and get me something manageable that I can move with the vehicle(s) we have now. Taking a look at that Fancy Free, I think that may be the boat to build for weekend trips. Thanks for the...
by jester3681
Tue Apr 17, 2012 6:54 am
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Bulls Eye vs. Glen-L 14/15/17
Replies: 10
Views: 5418

Re: Bulls Eye vs. Glen-L 14/15/17

Thanks for the replies! Dave, I think more than anything, the confidence boost would be great. Does the Bulls Eye sail ok with just one? The local marina rents out boats to folks who have been through their sailing program, so I can afford to take some time to build one, which I'd like to do. Thanks...
by jester3681
Mon Apr 16, 2012 7:00 am
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Bulls Eye vs. Glen-L 14/15/17
Replies: 10
Views: 5418

Bulls Eye vs. Glen-L 14/15/17

Looking for some advice from more experienced builders and sailors. My wife and I are taking up sailing more seriously and I'd like to build a boat for us. I guess at the moment I'm torn between what I can use, store and transport now and what I'd really like to have down the road. I like the looks ...
by jester3681
Mon Dec 13, 2010 4:46 pm
Forum: Design Modifications
Topic: Transom Modifications
Replies: 2
Views: 2211

Re: Transom Modifications

From the expert herself! Thanks Gayle!
by jester3681
Fri Dec 10, 2010 11:22 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Jet Powered Bingo?
Replies: 2
Views: 833

Re: Jet Powered Bingo?

I guess maybe a follow up question for the Bingo builders is if there's enough room for the jet drive and motor? I'd think if the Dyno Jet has the room the Bingo would.
by jester3681
Fri Dec 10, 2010 9:58 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Jet Powered Bingo?
Replies: 2
Views: 833

Jet Powered Bingo?

Continuing to read and absorb in the forums here, and I thought I'd throw one out there for you folks - has anyone tried or thought about trying a jet powered Bingo? It's not terribly dissimilar from the Dyno Jet, although it weighs a bit more. I wonder if a 650-900cc would power it. Not looking for...
by jester3681
Thu Dec 02, 2010 7:38 am
Forum: Design Modifications
Topic: Transom Modifications
Replies: 2
Views: 2211

Transom Modifications

Sorry if this is a repeat, but I did some extensive looking before I posted. Has anyone modified the top of the transom on an inboard to change the shape of the stern (example: making a flatter transome curve over like a barrel back). Logic would seem that as long as you modified the deck accordingl...
by jester3681
Fri Nov 26, 2010 6:19 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Buckeye Builder
Replies: 4
Views: 1342

Re: Buckeye Builder

I hate to sound like a newbie, but I never even considered using a jet boat as a donor for the powertrain. That would make a heck of a lot more sense for a boat this size and the pricing isn't that far off from a jet ski. Thanks for the tip!
by jester3681
Wed Nov 24, 2010 1:01 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Buckeye Builder
Replies: 4
Views: 1342

Buckeye Builder

Hello! I have been prowling the forums here for the last several weeks and wanted to introduce myself. My name is John and I have decided to take the plunge. I'd love to build a 28' Barrelback, but I have the limits of a budget and a garage, so I'm thinking of building a Tuffy with a Jet Ski drive.....

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