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by Iggy
Wed Oct 03, 2012 12:24 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Oliver IV in dry dock
Replies: 136
Views: 28693

Re: Oliver IV in dry dock

My hull has gotten a bit darker from the limited exposure it's had outside this summer. I store it in a covered shed between outings, and I noticed the Meranti ply I used as well as the Sapelle I used darkened, slightly. Might be the layer of road dust as well ;) I used 7oz cloth on everything and a...
by Iggy
Wed Oct 03, 2012 9:34 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Another Texas Newbie
Replies: 3
Views: 954

Re: Another Texas Newbie

Hello and welcome to the Glen-L forum. A boat building project is a great way to consume your mind... building it a few hundred times in your head, working out the details on CADD or coctail napkins in the restaurant. I think I figured out my seating design 50% on AutoCAD and 50% on the napkins at m...
by Iggy
Wed Oct 03, 2012 7:38 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: I'm new to wooden boat construction...
Replies: 6
Views: 3006

Re: I'm new to wooden boat construction...

Hi and welcome. Cost is a bit of a tricky question, but from my reasearch it seems to boil down to a few critical parts: 1. Wood & Epoxy: It varies in cost by species but the big variable is your boat size, hull covering method (cold molded vs plywood) and if you build your own seats & stuff with wo...
by Iggy
Tue Oct 02, 2012 2:04 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Oliver IV in dry dock
Replies: 136
Views: 28693

Re: Oliver IV in dry dock

I parked OBR on the all-season shelter I built for her this weekend. Winterized, all the upholstery removed (sorry mice) and ready for a good long 7 month break. I still have to clean my garage from all the dust I made in the past 3 years. I am a good 3 years away from redoing the paint/finish... sc...
by Iggy
Tue Oct 02, 2012 1:37 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Restoring old boats versus building old boats
Replies: 7
Views: 2641

Re: Restoring old boats versus building old boats

I have great admiration for TV shows like 'American Restoration'. I love how they bring something from the past back to life. It's the 'resurrection' factor, I think, that holds the facination of the media and general public. The skill it takes to do what these craftsmen do is mind blowing. For me, ...
by Iggy
Mon Oct 01, 2012 3:10 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini Progress
Replies: 480
Views: 57815

Re: Malahini Progress

Charles!!! Glad to hear from you and I totally get how life's twists and turns (aka Kids) can change things faster than you would ever expect! If it helps any, I have thought about you a few times while I was cruizing down the lake at 40 MPH. You'll get there... of that I have no doubt. And while I ...
by Iggy
Fri Sep 28, 2012 12:18 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Outrage Build
Replies: 54
Views: 18195

Re: Outrage Build

Hmm... I don't think you want any kind of gap forming a curve in your hull, especially anywhere near the transom. When the boat's on a plane it can hop around if the hull has any kind of 'hook' in it. I'd double check it when you dry-fit the bottom planking. It will probably pull up into proper shap...
by Iggy
Tue Sep 25, 2012 4:19 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New member
Replies: 3
Views: 1264

Re: New member

Hi and welcome to the forum. Squirt is a fun build.
by Iggy
Sat Sep 22, 2012 3:47 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Outrage Build
Replies: 54
Views: 18195

Re: Outrage Build

So long as the battens lay flat to one another on the frames, they can toe-in our out a bit from each other at the forward frames.
by Iggy
Thu Sep 20, 2012 7:44 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: How to do right your hull?
Replies: 7
Views: 1336

Re: How to do right your hull?

On my Malahini I removed the screws and lifted it off the form. I had 5 guys to help me carry it to the grass in front, tossed down a old quilt/blanket, tilted the hull till the transom was on the quilt, then rolled it around. Picked it back up, put it on my stand. Nothing twisted for me. Pictures a...
by Iggy
Wed Sep 19, 2012 2:48 pm
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: 130 hp Johnson 1995
Replies: 5
Views: 2214

Re: 130 hp Johnson 1995

Bigger than you need in my opinion. My 90 HP gets my malahini on plane in a snap and I wouldn't think a deeper-V hull would require much more. There are 40 HP Malahini's that plane just fine. A 30 HP could probably do it with a light load. The boat hull is very light (compared to fiberglass hulls), ...
by Iggy
Tue Sep 11, 2012 9:45 am
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Lightest Yet Strongest Wood Possible???
Replies: 28
Views: 73651

Re: Lightest Yet Strongest Wood Possible???

Thats a bit of a tough question. I've been really happy with my african Mahogany, its not too heavy and strong for its weight. I'd stay away from oak if you want to stay light, its strong but heavy by comparison to Mahogany. You'll find this Glen-L article helpful: http://www.glen-l.com/wood-plywood...
by Iggy
Fri Sep 07, 2012 12:23 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: So I think I have lost my mind?if I had one.
Replies: 8
Views: 2637

Re: So I think I have lost my mind?if I had one.

I don't get how you guys do that... I look at it and think its too far gone, and you look at it and know you can patch it up. And its not just the skill, its the attitude and the vision you need to have to want to take it on. I wish more people in the world had that view. I see it a lot in boat buil...
by Iggy
Fri Sep 07, 2012 11:14 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: So I think I have lost my mind?if I had one.
Replies: 8
Views: 2637

Re: So I think I have lost my mind?if I had one.

If you can bring that thing back to life... maybe you need to have your own TV restoration show?
by Iggy
Fri Sep 07, 2012 8:41 am
Forum: Epoxy
Topic: How to get the correct color on epoxy caulking?
Replies: 2
Views: 2482

Re: How to get the correct color on epoxy caulking?

Roy, I used a white pigment in my epoxy, combined with cab-o-sil filler, to crate my deck seam lines. Now, in addition to that, I fiberglassed over-top everything (seams & plywood planks) and the overall color of the seams are now slighltly off-white, not too yellow, but not bright white either. Vis...

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