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by kens
Mon Aug 08, 2005 11:19 am
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: What transmission to choose?
Replies: 7
Views: 6345

What gear ratio are you looking to install? This makes a lot of difference. You mentioned that the VelverDrive was 17" long. That sounds like a VelvetDrive WITH reduction gear. Most runabouts do not require a reduction gear. A direct drive (1:1) VelvetDrive would be as short as the other down-angle ...
by kens
Sat Jul 23, 2005 11:40 am
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Minuet on ebay right now
Replies: 7
Views: 3867

What's the link to that, I couldnt find it. I did find a 1983 21' Glen-l sailboat, is that the one?
by kens
Tue Jul 12, 2005 12:46 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: stitch and glue mistake
Replies: 7
Views: 4134

Why couldnt you take a die-grinder with a hard cutoff wheel, and just cut the fillet seam at the transom; then put in a new transom? Those 1/4" die grinders with a hard wheel can get a very small kerf, like less than 3/32" I tried a hard wheel on a fiberglass boat once, it cut like the Jedi' Light S...
by kens
Fri Jun 24, 2005 3:06 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Houseboat or Catamaran Plans - Designs ???
Replies: 5
Views: 6286

Ocean passage in a Pontoon? Well, of all things, do a search in the past Webletters and there is a picture of the Cubans making a passage on some crafted-up pontoons. It was 55gallon drums cobbled together to make the pontoons. The power was a '55 Chevy TRUCK (the whole truck) on top of the pontoons...
by kens
Mon Jun 20, 2005 3:18 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Help on the left sidebar of mainpage
Replies: 6
Views: 2926

Help on the left sidebar of mainpage

Can someone tell me about the "Live Help" with the pretty girl, prompting me to go to a live chat room. It is in the left scroll bar on the left side of main page.
Thanks.
by kens
Thu Jun 16, 2005 2:22 pm
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Where to start?
Replies: 13
Views: 6680

You can save space in a small garage by setting up the building form for the boat, diagonally in the square garage area. If you want a family to go with you , then go to 18 or 20 foot boat.
by kens
Wed Jun 15, 2005 4:02 pm
Forum: Painting
Topic: Color combination for fishing boat
Replies: 4
Views: 6562

I dont know anything about the fish's visual acuity either, however, I am a scuba diver. I also thought about things like that. I even dropped various colors of fishing line into the water to see what they look like submerged. Clear monofilament was hardest to see. About the bottom of boats, if the ...
by kens
Mon Apr 11, 2005 6:13 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: OK, copyrights understood, now does anybody have.....
Replies: 2
Views: 2637

Wasn't that boat a center console?
Why not put a center console on the Glen-L Sea Angler?
by kens
Wed Apr 06, 2005 4:47 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Flotation in wooden boats?
Replies: 4
Views: 3041

Yes a wooden boat will float, but all the hardware and stuff you put in it is usually metal and metal sinks. The engine of course is the heaviest part that will try to sink first. There is a way to find the density of your wood, and the weight of that wood in your boat, and find the floatation value...
by kens
Sun Apr 03, 2005 5:25 pm
Forum: Painting
Topic: painting two different colors..
Replies: 4
Views: 3677

Paint your base color first over the whole thing. Then mask off the stripes afterward. It is important to rub down the very edge of the tape on the stripe color. The paint can creep under the tape and give a ragged line. If spraying, it helps to lightly spray the taped lines with a very light coat, ...
by kens
Thu Mar 24, 2005 2:58 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Looking for a few Ken Hankinson plans to buy
Replies: 10
Views: 7164

The aluminum Double Eagle could be close to the aluminum V-dory that was mentioned. I am building the Double Eagle as a center-console inboard. The boat that I wanted was a inboard V-Dory. I chose the Double Eagle and deleted the cabin. The Double Eagle does have shallow vee at the transom whereas t...
by kens
Thu Mar 10, 2005 10:36 am
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Okoume
Replies: 8
Views: 4059

Have you looked into Meranti ply? It is lots closer to the look of Mahogany, costs less, but it not as light as Okoume. Unless you are going racing, needing every ounce of weight, then Meranti will likely work.
by kens
Wed Mar 02, 2005 5:23 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Hello! I'm new.
Replies: 2
Views: 1999

Be sure to send some pics to Glen-L , they can put them in 'Customer photo' section.
by kens
Fri Feb 25, 2005 5:15 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: How to get a dust-free varnish finish?
Replies: 10
Views: 6687

Yes, Dupont Imron is the 2-part polyurethane. It has isocyanates and is hazardous to breath the overspray. You need the best expensive charcoal filtered respirator to spray it. Imron was one of the first polyurethanes to come out, and that was around the mid 70's or so. My personal favorites were th...
by kens
Thu Feb 24, 2005 11:44 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: How to get a dust-free varnish finish?
Replies: 10
Views: 6687

Notice that that article didnt use solvents on the sanded surface to remove any dust nor for preparation. He used a vacuum to remove dust. I like vacuums too. I havent tried the naptha on raw wood, and suspect that I never will either. His process for the final sanding/blocking/polishing of the surf...