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by Locutus
Thu May 25, 2017 8:58 am
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Craigslist Glen-L 21CB?
Replies: 35
Views: 15456

Re: Craigslist Glen-L 21CB?

Thanks BayouBengal. You can read my Skipjack build thread here: https://www.byyb.org/forums/showthread.php?tid=3247 I haven't done any work on it since October due to weather. Now that it's warming up and drying out, maybe I can finish what little is left to do and get it launched. I think I should ...
by Locutus
Thu May 25, 2017 7:55 am
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Craigslist Glen-L 21CB?
Replies: 35
Views: 15456

Re: Craigslist Glen-L 21CB?

One more thing. A motor is not included but I just happen to have a 1955 Johnson Sea Horse 5.5 HP outboard that would be perfect for this boat. The catch: It's not currently running and needs work. Any idea where I can get it worked on in the Puget Sound (Washington) area that won't cost too much? O...
by Locutus
Thu May 25, 2017 7:40 am
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Craigslist Glen-L 21CB?
Replies: 35
Views: 15456

Re: Craigslist Glen-L 21CB?

No pix yet but I went to see it yesterday and was able to confirm that it is in fact a Glen-L 21CB, even though the title only says "homebuilt." Same exact layout and the mainsail even has the Glen-L logo and "21." Title says the boat was built in 1975. The boat seems structurally solid but the pain...
by Locutus
Tue May 23, 2017 1:38 pm
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Craigslist Glen-L 21CB?
Replies: 35
Views: 15456

Craigslist Glen-L 21CB?

Found a Craigslist ad for a sailboat and trailer for $100.00. Looks like it might be a Glen-L 21CB. Seller doesn't know. Claims it was built by an engineer in the 1970s somewhere in the Midwest. I'm gonna go look at it tomorrow. Stay tuned!
by Locutus
Fri Feb 10, 2017 8:36 am
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Pondering some Amigo questions...
Replies: 10
Views: 6261

Re: Pondering some Amigo questions...

Not ready to buy yet, but I called the seller yesterday. He couldn't confirm that it's an Amigo although I'm convinced it is. Turns out this one has a one-off fiberglass hull. The 87 year old seller knew the builder and actually saw it under construction.
by Locutus
Tue Feb 07, 2017 12:56 pm
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Pondering some Amigo questions...
Replies: 10
Views: 6261

Re: Pondering some Amigo questions...

Thanks Bill. As much as I'd love to have a brand new boat that I built and customized myself, for my purposes and at my age I might have to go for an already restored and refitted production boat, probably with a fiberglass hull. Or maybe something like this: https://seattle.craigslist.org/kit/boa/5...
by Locutus
Tue Feb 07, 2017 11:06 am
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Pondering some Amigo questions...
Replies: 10
Views: 6261

Re: Pondering some Amigo questions...

(Sound of crickets from the community.) :?
by Locutus
Fri Feb 03, 2017 1:28 pm
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Pondering some Amigo questions...
Replies: 10
Views: 6261

Pondering some Amigo questions...

I like the Amigo but if I ever build one I'll probably have a shipwright help me with it just to speed things along. I might be dead before I finish if I try doing it by myself. Anyway, first of all I'd like to find out if the design meets any recognized criteria for seaworthiness and safety, such a...
by Locutus
Thu Jan 12, 2017 12:31 pm
Forum: Epoxy
Topic: Effect of CPES on wood's reserve buoyancy
Replies: 2
Views: 2816

Effect of CPES on wood's reserve buoyancy

I expect this would apply mainly to plywood but may have a significant affect on veneer cold molded hulls as well. I'm curious about how much penetrating epoxy affects the reserve buoyancy of the wood it is applied to, and whether there is a way to way to quantitatively measure this. I assume that w...
by Locutus
Tue Dec 06, 2016 8:41 am
Forum: Gathering 2016
Topic: West Coast Builders Roll Call
Replies: 7
Views: 4873

Re: West Coast Builders Roll Call

Bill, thanks for the numbers. Out of the entire west coast I would have thought there would be more, especially since Glen-L is headquartered in California. Dave and Rich, thanks for the ideas. Clear Lake sounds like a great central location if enough interest is generated. But if not, and we have t...
by Locutus
Mon Dec 05, 2016 11:30 am
Forum: Gathering 2016
Topic: West Coast Builders Roll Call
Replies: 7
Views: 4873

West Coast Builders Roll Call

Okay so my recent post concerning a possible G-1 WEST garnered few views and no responses in 5 days. It seems there's not a lot of interest in a gathering on the West Coast. So I'm curious about whether there are even many builders on the West Coast. Here's your chance to go on record as a boat buil...
by Locutus
Thu Dec 01, 2016 2:12 pm
Forum: Gathering 2016
Topic: G-1 WEST
Replies: 16
Views: 10852

G-1 WEST

I've brought this up before in the context of the Wooden Boat Festival in Port Townsend, Washington. For us boatbuilders out West, especially in the Pacific Northwest, a trip to participate in the annual Gathering waaaaay out in Tennessee may be impractical for most of us. So I propose a west-coast ...
by Locutus
Mon Apr 04, 2016 8:03 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: GLUE A COPPER PENNY TO BATTERY
Replies: 5
Views: 2384

Re: GLUE A COPPER PENNY TO BATTERY

New pennies are made of zinc. Pennies minted before 1983 are copper, not sure exact percentage but IIRC it's between 90% and 95%.
by Locutus
Tue Oct 13, 2015 7:07 am
Forum: Electric Power
Topic: Solar powered Amp Eater
Replies: 181
Views: 104819

Re: Solar powered Amp Eater

Instead of a low-efficiency electric motor such as a Minn-Kota, plus heavy and bulky wet cell batteries, here's something more efficient for your consideration: http://www.electricpaddle.com/ These are built in North Bend, Washington. I saw these in use at the Wooden Boat Festival in Port Townsend l...
by Locutus
Mon Oct 12, 2015 8:36 am
Forum: Gathering 2016
Topic: G-10
Replies: 330
Views: 95492

Re: G-10

I didn't see a single mosquito at the Wooden Boat Festival in Port Townsend, Washington this year. Hint-Hint. :wink: Here's a slideshow I made from the photos I snapped there: http://s59.photobucket.com/user/Locutus59/slideshow/2015%20Wooden%20Boat%20Festival The harbor is right next to downtown, wh...

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