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I'm not sure that there are any other minuet builders currenty active on the forum. However, perhaps if you post some pictures and describe what you're wanting to do some of the rest of us will be able to help.
Screwing or nailing to the frames themselves is a no-no on any of the designs. You don't want to perforate the planking at those stress points. I wouldn't worry about notching the frames if you don't have to. It would add needless complexity and could complicate fairing.
Thanks! About a week and a half ago I had the day off and it was nice so I went to the lake by myself to run some gas out of the boat. I crossed a pontoon wake and I don't know if I actually caught air but I felt the back end hit the water before the front end. A pretty hair raising experience in a ...
- Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:24 pm
- Forum: Wood and Plywood
- Topic: Substitute "AC" Douglas Fir Plywood for "AB" Ext 3/4" ?
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If you can I would suggest making the transom and stem out of as high of quality as you can find. The seats and floorboards etc. should be fine with AC though.
Regarding fiberglassing the inside of the boat - what is done with the Glen-L designs for the decks, gunwales, etc? Generally, for hulls that are painted, the decks and gunwales will also get a layer of 6-7 oz fiberglass cloth. On my Geronimo I have 6 oz cloth on the hull and the decks including th...
Hi, I took a look at the 22' Bateau cat which you might be comparing to one of the Glen-L cats. If I'm getting this right it appears that the Bateau is not only stitch-n-glue but also a fiberglass-plywood-fiberglass sandwich construction. It also appears that that design relies at least somewhat on ...
It's probably just a Mercury brand prop. If it's like mine the hub is rubber and easily slips out of the prop for replacement. Might as well pop it off and check it out. wouldn't think a stick that size would do any damage but sure sounds like you spun the hub. They say to check the shaft for line a...
- Fri Nov 02, 2018 6:34 pm
- Forum: Power Boats
- Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
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Carl, If we take the hull weight from the Vera Cruise description of 1200 lbs, add 1000 for people/gear/fuel/fudge factor, add 500 lbs for a 150 hp outboard. That gets you to 2700 lbs. Plug that into the chart found here: https://www.glen-l.com/how-fast/ That gets you a top speed of around 40 mph an...