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by matt167
Sat Jul 27, 2013 6:09 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Bon Voyage Build
Replies: 26
Views: 7116

Re: Bon Voyage Build

50 miles off the coast of Florida is Going into the Bahamian waters. Is he really going to go out that far?.. If you use anything less than the top rated horsepower for the Atlantic Skiff, your going to have over 2 hours per trip in travel time.. It almost sounds as if a commercial fishing vessle is...
by matt167
Fri Jul 26, 2013 10:01 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Bon Voyage Build
Replies: 26
Views: 7116

Re: Bon Voyage Build

It could use outboards with a bracket or a specially designed motor well but you need someone who knows what their doing when you alter the plans for that. I think it would be best as an inboard. With the inboard configuration, you could run freshwater cooling. Twin outboards big enough to power tha...
by matt167
Fri Jul 26, 2013 5:10 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Bon Voyage Build
Replies: 26
Views: 7116

Re: Bon Voyage Build

Check this out. Gives you an idea. http://www.glen-l.com/costs-and-time-to-build/.. Building a smaller boat was something I suggested a few posts above. As for the materials listing. it says it right in there. 1" = 4 quarters ", so if you needed " Five quarter, then you need 1 1/4" stock, but finish...
by matt167
Fri Jul 26, 2013 8:43 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Bon Voyage Build
Replies: 26
Views: 7116

Re: Bon Voyage Build

You could build it outside under an enclosure, but a 30x50 enclosure would basically be a shop.. Nights after school is still going to take a long time ( 10+ years ). You will be graduated and off to collage before that boat is ever close to finished.You can apply your skills to a smaller boat, get ...
by matt167
Thu Jul 25, 2013 7:48 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Bon Voyage Build
Replies: 26
Views: 7116

Re: Bon Voyage Build

He knows the price, but I don't think HE knows the labor.. You told the guys on Iboats before that your dad was not a mechanic or anything and that your Uncle was doing everything to the alura. 46' is a lot more than most builders on this forum build.. Have you considered where your going to build i...
by matt167
Thu Jul 25, 2013 5:33 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Bon Voyage Build
Replies: 26
Views: 7116

Re: Bon Voyage Build

You could build that thing from cheap CDX plywood and you will still hit over $20k and it would at that point last about 10 years. We understand that your young and have big dreams, but also that you have no concept of how much money really is.. Opening up the Glen L catalog and pointing to the larg...
by matt167
Wed Jul 24, 2013 9:43 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: I can see severial tings wrong here
Replies: 14
Views: 3942

Re: I can see severial tings wrong here

1. Honda Clone 6.5hp won't be enough to push that boat, also not marine rated or explosion proof in any way
2. Cat hull with a single prop, and the props not at the right angle or in right position even for a proper single hulled application
3. Looks like it won't be very stable.
by matt167
Sat Jul 20, 2013 2:12 pm
Forum: Design Modifications
Topic: modification to 8' drift pram.
Replies: 1
Views: 1853

Re: modification to 8' drift pram.

It is not recomended to change the length on S&G boats due to changes in the lines and complications such as what happened to Ray with his 2' extended Cabin Skiff.. as you have noted it would change the bow and transom on the Drift pram.. I think your better off taking the plans to the 10' model and...
by matt167
Sat Jul 20, 2013 2:03 pm
Forum: Painting
Topic: Glen L Decal, anyone made one
Replies: 13
Views: 5377

Re: Glen L Decal, anyone made one

Wow, that came out great. Thanks for all the work in converting it, That will look great on any Glen-L.
by matt167
Fri Jul 12, 2013 4:33 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Carolia skiff gets swamped and overturns?
Replies: 4
Views: 3573

Re: Carolia skiff gets swamped and overturns?

Yes, the Carolina skiffs is a brand of fiberglass flat bottom skiffs. Shallow draft wide beam, low freeboard. Great lake/ river boats but nothing for the ocean except for an experienced boater.
by matt167
Thu Jul 11, 2013 9:18 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Is it Worth it to Build and Sell These
Replies: 13
Views: 3200

Re: Is it Worth it to Build and Sell These

I don't think any of the tugs are 'simple'. They are probably some of the most complex and most labor intensive boats in the catalog. You won't make a dime off any of them. The only 'big' boats I think that you actually could make a dime off of, and do so by not counting your labor are the stitch an...
by matt167
Thu Jul 11, 2013 9:01 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Carolia skiff gets swamped and overturns?
Replies: 4
Views: 3573

Re: Carolia skiff gets swamped and overturns?

Yes they can be bailed easy and handle rough water ( wet tho ) but if the boat capsizes that quick, it won't matter. tho you would think that it could be righted with a few people pushing from underneath and then bailed out. Carolina Skiffs won't sink as most any boat will under 20' nowdays, but the...
by matt167
Wed Jul 10, 2013 9:21 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Is it Worth it to Build and Sell These
Replies: 13
Views: 3200

Re: Is it Worth it to Build and Sell These

Not really, unless your using someone elses money to built it and then just pocketing the sales fund... I know I have over $500 in my 8' drift pram using cheap wood ( doug fir ), but I don't know of anyone who would pay $500 for an 8' drift pram.. Those tables will flip with the bigger boats of cour...
by matt167
Tue Jul 09, 2013 5:33 pm
Forum: Human Power
Topic: CDX plywood as top rail?
Replies: 8
Views: 5528

Re: CDX plywood as top rail?

I understand. I do plan on finishing it right and making it last. I just might have a supplier problem getting the wood I need. I think I will be able to find 1" stock Douglas fir somewhere tho.. It'll all work out.
by matt167
Tue Jul 09, 2013 4:48 pm
Forum: Human Power
Topic: CDX plywood as top rail?
Replies: 8
Views: 5528

Re: CDX plywood as top rail?

I used marine grade Douglas fir plywood for the hull and original seat facings. I'm not going to use the CDX. Instead, I will use 1x10's in either Doug Fir if I can find some or Radattia ( misspelled ) pine if I can't. Weights should be simmilar. It shouldn't end up much heavier than the original de...

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