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by Iggy
Sat Jan 26, 2013 9:56 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Richies Rebel build
Replies: 24
Views: 5762

Re: Richies Rebel build

Looks like a great start!
by Iggy
Thu Jan 24, 2013 8:57 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Sapelle vs. African Mahogany
Replies: 3
Views: 1754

Re: Sapelle vs. African Mahogany

I've only worked with Sapelle. I had it planed down to both 7/8" and 13/16" thickness, and it is plenty strong at that thickness. You don't need the full 1", you really don't. The BOM is 1" nominal, which means anything from 3/4" up to 1" is perfectly suitable. If you scale the material on the Malah...
by Iggy
Thu Jan 24, 2013 8:42 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Sun Shades
Replies: 2
Views: 1055

Re: Sun Shades

You might be underestimating the value of a hat ;)

Just kidding, I think the tent fly is a novel idea, might be a bit of fun to deal with if there is any wind, acting like a big sail. But otherwise, it should work.
by Iggy
Tue Jan 22, 2013 9:30 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini planking
Replies: 6
Views: 1143

Re: Malahini planking

Yes, the Malahini BOM did say you can use either 1/4" (spec) or 3/8" (optional) plywood for the hull bottoms. 1/4" was for the sides, and its a strong curve at the transom that I wouldn't want to attempt with a 3/8" sheet of marine grade. I had a hell of a time with 3/8" on the bottom hull at the st...
by Iggy
Tue Jan 22, 2013 8:18 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Oz zip deck
Replies: 7
Views: 2422

Re: Oz zip deck

You don't have to seal the sub deck on the topside ahead of time. I feel that adding fiberglass to the subdeck will only add weight, as fiberglass is mostly for wear in my opinion. What I did was add thickened epoxy to the deck framing, then rolled on a seal coat of epoxy over the entire bottomside ...
by Iggy
Tue Jan 22, 2013 7:44 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini planking
Replies: 6
Views: 1143

Re: Malahini planking

I wouldn't use 3/8" for the sides on my Malahini for both weight and bending reasons... 1/4" is more than enough.

I'd trade it, or use the 3/8" for the sub-deck later.
by Iggy
Mon Jan 21, 2013 2:01 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: January Malahini Crusing
Replies: 9
Views: 2159

Re: January Malahini Crusing

Ok now you southern folks are just rubbing it in! My lakes are frozen over with about three feet of snow ontop... now that I have a boat I am totally out of my 'winter patience'... and you go bragging about running your boat in JANUARY of all times! If my teeth weren't chattering so loud from the co...
by Iggy
Mon Jan 21, 2013 1:47 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: frame material, geronimo design
Replies: 6
Views: 1399

Re: frame material, geronimo design

Malahini and Geronimo are basically the same shape and frames, so there is no real advantage in speed one compared to the other that I can imagine. The Malahini has a fairly curved transom, but well within the reach of a strong clamp. The trick is to have a LOT of clamps to act as extra hands during...
by Iggy
Thu Jan 17, 2013 10:29 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: what does a new "Glen-L boatbuilder-hatchling" look like?
Replies: 13
Views: 3172

Re: what does a new "Glen-L boatbuilder-hatchling" look like

Welcome to our little part of the world Kane!
by Iggy
Thu Jan 17, 2013 10:19 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New guy in VA
Replies: 19
Views: 2571

Re: New guy in VA

Looks like you caught the bug. Don't worry, it stays just as exciting as it feels right now.
by Iggy
Wed Jan 16, 2013 10:33 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New guy in VA
Replies: 19
Views: 2571

Re: New guy in VA

Welcome!

ZIP is a very good boat to start with, and you can definately make it classic looking like so many other Glen-L builders have.
by Iggy
Tue Jan 15, 2013 4:27 pm
Forum: Painting
Topic: First Timer Quality of Finish???
Replies: 7
Views: 3551

Re: First Timer Quality of Finish???

Showroom quality is a matter of crazy patience and doing multiple layers til it's flawless to the eye. That is generally not a first timer as the process is pretty long and the learning curve is high enough that you get less patient near the end and just want to see the thing float. That said, if yo...
by Iggy
Tue Jan 15, 2013 4:22 pm
Forum: Design Modifications
Topic: Help needed!!
Replies: 4
Views: 2030

Re: Help needed!!

If you are serious, I would suggest you go work for a major boat manufacturer. Making your own home-built boat is a craft or a hobby, not a career unless you are EXCEPTIONALLY good at it and can sell to high end clients. With no skills, that is not you at this time. Most people here build a boat for...
by Iggy
Tue Jan 15, 2013 4:20 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello to every one!!
Replies: 1
Views: 845

Re: Hello to every one!!

Hello guys,i am new at this forum just want to get the knowledge about how i built up my boat because its my wish to make a new boat which is made by my hand that's why7 i choose this forum..i wants some tips,suggestion how i make it??? The Glen-L Book "Boatbuilding with Plywood" is a great resourc...
by Iggy
Mon Jan 14, 2013 9:08 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahina with Mercury 75 HP 4 stroke
Replies: 8
Views: 3776

Re: Malahina with Mercury 75 HP 4 stroke

Hi! My 2-Stroke 90 HP 1989 Mariner (UK version of Mercury) say's its 265lbs on the spec sheet, but I can tell you it feels a hell of a lot heavier when I had 4 guys to lift it a couple feet onto my transom and felt more like 300lbs to me. My Malahini has that motor on the transom and a 18 gallon tan...