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by Kevin Morin
Fri Jan 25, 2008 12:44 pm
Forum: Design Modifications
Topic: Transom /enclosed motor well modifications
Replies: 2
Views: 2252

Curved Stern; Fantail Tug

tsmitherman, You are right that this design sure looks good with a nicely turned stern! I'm not sure how to quantify "how complicated" that stern would be to build? Here are a few considerations that seem to show up in the photos. If the plans provide the (optional) framing details (?) so the sheer ...
by Kevin Morin
Fri Jan 25, 2008 11:21 am
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: Boat motors to consider
Replies: 8
Views: 3189

Transom Angles for Outboards

Boat Builder Newbie, I'd like to note here that most outboards are built with one or two separate motor adjustments built into the tilt hinge. Outboards without power trim/tilt usually have a rod that stops the motor's downward movement. This rod can be placed in a series of holes to help limit trim...
by Kevin Morin
Thu Jan 24, 2008 7:04 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Wider beam on a wooden Glen-L / Ken Hankinson design?
Replies: 11
Views: 3695

Beam & Horse Power

old750, lots of the old mahogany beauties were narrow originally to get speed without planing. Then when the hp/wt ratios of gasoline engines became more in favor of speed, they stayed narrow for 'looks and tradition'. it took along time before most planing boats had much beam, but they run as well ...
by Kevin Morin
Thu Jan 24, 2008 2:46 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: stern dives instead of outboard
Replies: 6
Views: 2167

Converting Outboard to I/O

jenelsonn, New member here but having built and modified skiffs for along time I'd like to add a few cents, hopefully they'll make sense? The two designs are not all that wide at the chine nearest the transom. This means that lots of added wt wouldn't give you the same at rest waterline. If the I/O ...
by Kevin Morin
Thu Jan 24, 2008 2:28 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Wider beam on a wooden Glen-L / Ken Hankinson design?
Replies: 11
Views: 3695

Design or Rough Sketch?

old750, I found basilkies' advice very accurate. I'd ask myself "I'm I buying a Glen-L DESIGN; or a rough sketch?" If you have hull issues with a given design I suggest that you keep shopping for the boat that is the size and hull shape you want -not buy a 'close-enough' fit and modify. If you chang...
by Kevin Morin
Thu Jan 24, 2008 1:58 pm
Forum: Metal
Topic: Aluminum cabin & steel hull?
Replies: 10
Views: 8835

Aluminum House on Steel Hull

darcher, I put an aluminum house on a crabber like oleman describes and it lasted the life of the boat. We welded a steel angle to the steel deck after the original house was cut off, and on that heavily painted steel we laid a fiberglass angle strip. The fiberglass was covered with an aluminum angl...
by Kevin Morin
Thu Jan 24, 2008 1:21 pm
Forum: Metal
Topic: Aluminum hull issues in small boats
Replies: 12
Views: 11140

oleman, Fifty Plus, mcmbuilder, Hello, I'm a newbie here, but I saw this topic so I'll add a few remarks about riveted production skiffs. I've repaired these skiffs for a few years, and learned a little about them as I did. I think their rivets 'loosen' in two ways, one is elongation the second is w...

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