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by Iggy
Tue Jan 15, 2013 4:22 pm
Forum: Design Modifications
Topic: Help needed!!
Replies: 4
Views: 2559

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: 973

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: 4234

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...
by Iggy
Mon Jan 14, 2013 4:59 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Oliver IV in dry dock
Replies: 136
Views: 32492

Re: Oliver IV in dry dock

Now THAT is one Shiney boat!

You definately pulled off the showroom shine Roberta. I am sure Oliver IV will show well.
by Iggy
Mon Jan 14, 2013 4:54 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from Bedico,LA.
Replies: 4
Views: 1179

Re: Hello from Bedico,LA.

Welcome! How far along are you?
by Iggy
Thu Jan 10, 2013 9:23 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New enthusiast from Columbia, TN
Replies: 6
Views: 1998

Re: New enthusiast from Columbia, TN

Malahini is a great boat and a fun build. Don't stess too much about knowing 'everything' before you get started... some stuff you need to learn as you go. It becomes an obsession either way ;)
by Iggy
Wed Jan 09, 2013 8:02 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Where to start...
Replies: 601
Views: 167086

Re: Where to start...

My wood and epoxy costs are probably a bit higher than in the US or Eastern Canada. Engine was a big chunk as well, for used, but that is the going rate for my market. The Cost and Time to Build page is something I've seen before, and my Malahini build costs are pretty close to most. $10k is a prett...
by Iggy
Wed Jan 09, 2013 7:56 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Total noob from Texas
Replies: 6
Views: 1450

Re: Total noob from Texas

Hello and welcome.

Sea Knight is a cool boat and I am sure you'll pull it off. Its not the skill you have at the start, but at the end that matters.
by Iggy
Sun Jan 06, 2013 7:48 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Where to start...
Replies: 601
Views: 167086

Re: Where to start...

Iggy, your boat building blog has been an inspiration to me. I find myself, I think, almost exactly where you were Summer of 2009. Based on your writings, I think my skill set and tool set are comparable. I have spent the last 18 months reading and researching the project. My twins started college ...
by Iggy
Sun Jan 06, 2013 4:22 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Where to start...
Replies: 601
Views: 167086

Re: Where to start...

I was able to find some time to take my shoebox full of receipts and enter them into a spreadsheet to figure out my total investment in this project, NOT including labor, which I don't want to know nor do I care. In my case, I came pretty much on budget and within a few hundred dollars of my quick e...
by Iggy
Sat Jan 05, 2013 7:36 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from Manitoulin Island Ont Can.!
Replies: 1
Views: 784

Re: Hello from Manitoulin Island Ont Can.!

Hi and welcome from a fellow canuck (further west mind you).
by Iggy
Thu Dec 20, 2012 2:22 pm
Forum: Fiberglass
Topic: Glass cloth benefits
Replies: 6
Views: 3973

Re: Glass cloth benfits

Wood is naturally strong, otherwise tree's wouldn't exist in nature in the first place ;) Wood itself is a good combination of rigidity and flexibility that allows most boats (assuming no rot) to be able to withstand waves and the odd bump from a trailer or rock at modest speeds. All those tall ship...
by Iggy
Wed Dec 19, 2012 2:32 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New member introduction
Replies: 5
Views: 1297

Re: New member introduction

Hi and welcome.

I finished my 1st boat last summer, and it was one of the best experiences of my life, all 2 years and 10 months worth from concept to launch. I got a lot of help along the way here on the Glen-L forum and their plans are fantastic, even for absolute rookie's like me.
by Iggy
Tue Dec 18, 2012 10:16 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: My Hell Cat Project
Replies: 10
Views: 3906

Re: My Hell Cat Project

Hi Paul and welcome to the forum. Its exciting to explore the various methods, part of the fun of making it yourself is the ability to try something different or new. I'll give you my 2 cents worth on your two ideas: electric motors and solid lumber hulls. The electric motor challenge is ultimate we...
by Iggy
Tue Dec 18, 2012 9:46 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Ches T Zip Build
Replies: 65
Views: 18484

Re: Ches T Zip Build

Home stuff can eat up a lot of time, we are doing some renovations at home as well.

Glad to hear from you again, have a great holiday season Ches!

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