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by vupilot
Sun Aug 30, 2009 4:17 pm
Forum: Gathering 2009
Topic: Agenda for the Weekend
Replies: 20
Views: 4518

Re: Agenda for the Weekend

You mention a run at the Glen-L speed record as an idea for the weekend.
Just what is the current Glen-L speed record? Not that my boat will ever beat it but that could give me a goal for the next build.
by vupilot
Sun Aug 30, 2009 4:11 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: speedometer
Replies: 3
Views: 853

Re: speedometer

You may also consider a GPS. Much more accurate and much simpler installation.
by vupilot
Wed Aug 26, 2009 6:43 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: ordered my squirt plans today
Replies: 8
Views: 1423

Re: ordered my squirt plans today

Excellent. Welcome, geographically where will this build take place.
by vupilot
Sun Aug 23, 2009 6:31 pm
Forum: Launching Ramp
Topic: OK, OK. The Monaco is "Launched"
Replies: 21
Views: 5210

Re: OK, OK. The Monaco is "Launched"

Dang, thats a fast boat. Looks and sounds great too.
by vupilot
Thu Aug 20, 2009 11:40 pm
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Continuation of Neighbours dispute
Replies: 15
Views: 2718

Re: Continuation of Neighbours dispute

Wow thats crazy, Stuart. Do record his rants as well as all the things that make a lot of noise that he does such as kids, lawnmower, etc.


....My neighbor called me Noah today and asked me when the Ark was going to be done.
by vupilot
Thu Aug 20, 2009 8:32 pm
Forum: Fasteners
Topic: Any problem with not filling over screw heads
Replies: 13
Views: 5849

Any problem with not filling over screw heads

Im about to plank the sides of my Zip and after neatly marking my screw holes I got to thinking... I kinda like the look of the bronze screw heads neatly spaced along the sheer. Has anyone left the screw heads flush and not filled over them on a natural finished plywood boat so the bronze screw head...
by vupilot
Fri Aug 07, 2009 11:11 am
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: I forgot my limbers
Replies: 21
Views: 2826

Re: I forgot my limbers

Id be tempted to drill a hole for the limber then file the roundness out of the bottom side of the hole.

Dont know if you can get a drill in that area straight though.
by vupilot
Fri Aug 07, 2009 9:12 am
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: Converting Tiller to Steering
Replies: 2
Views: 854

Converting Tiller to Steering

I finally found a nice short shaft outboard for my Zip. 2 problems. One, the motor is in Reno but it can be shipped but I cant inspect it in person. The other problem is its a tiller and I dont know what is involved to convert to remote steering and throttle. Is it a simple change? The engine is a Y...
by vupilot
Wed Aug 05, 2009 3:40 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: cost building first boat
Replies: 4
Views: 961

Re: cost building first boat

Expenses vary quite a lot depending on a load of factors including what is available locally and what you need to have shipped. Its quite costly to have the lumber shipped. Also engine, fitting, finishing products all vary quite a bit. If you want a boat to drive and fill your needs, just buy a boat...
by vupilot
Fri Jul 31, 2009 6:24 am
Forum: Gathering 2009
Topic: Registration - Who is coming?
Replies: 40
Views: 10746

Re: Registration - Who is coming?

My wife and I will be attending Sat and Sun. We will be staying at the Hampton Inn in town though. I dont think the Zip will be trailerable by then but who knows.

Hey John Admunson, I didnt even know you were building a boat, let alone a glen-l boat or a member here, check your PM's!

Chris Atwood
by vupilot
Tue Jul 14, 2009 6:40 pm
Forum: Gathering 2009
Topic: Gathering INFO
Replies: 6
Views: 2787

Re: Gathering INFO

Thanks,

I think we will be staying at the hampton inn in town. If anyone else is staying there let us know.
by vupilot
Tue Jul 14, 2009 6:39 am
Forum: Gathering 2009
Topic: Gathering INFO
Replies: 6
Views: 2787

Re: Gathering INFO

What are the rates for the cabins? Are any still available? Only need one for my wife and I for Saturday night. We cannot make it friday.
by vupilot
Thu Jul 09, 2009 3:47 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: hi all new and need helllllllp
Replies: 2
Views: 796

Re: hi all new and need helllllllp

No stupid questions here. Everyone here started somewhere. A lamination is when two pieces of the same thing are glued together to make one. For example....If you need to bend a 1" strip of wood to make the curve at the top of the boats side it is very difficult to bend most 1" thick hardw...
by vupilot
Tue Jun 30, 2009 6:10 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Zip chine fit question
Replies: 15
Views: 2776

Re: Zip chine fit question

Oh my, I think I would have quit building for weeks after that experience. Wow. Thanks for sharing.
by vupilot
Mon Jun 29, 2009 11:39 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Zip chine fit question
Replies: 15
Views: 2776

Re: Zip chine fit question

The weekend went well, the first lamination of both chines are in place. Thanks to all for the help. I was able to get another 1/2" out of it on the final fitting. This morning I began fitting one of the sheer laminations. Its easier now that I have the chine experience but wow thats a tight be...

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