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by Retroman
Sun Oct 30, 2011 5:00 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Inspiration for my fellow builders
Replies: 10
Views: 2832

Re: Inspiration for my fellow builders

Thanks Randy, great info, many here on the east coast have a mercury phobia. And im always hearing the same thing, stay away from them, they cant handle the salt water, hard to work on, parts are hard to find,etc etc. they're just so damn good looking, but you dont see them around here. It's cool en...
by Retroman
Sun Oct 30, 2011 8:38 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Inspiration for my fellow builders
Replies: 10
Views: 2832

Re: Inspiration for my fellow builders

Its a 1961 Merc 400 45HP and it is a work of art. $4995. A little too rich for my blood, but if I could spend 5k on amotor, this would be it.

http://smalloutboards.com/m4561xaug11.htm

Thanks
Jim
by Retroman
Sat Oct 29, 2011 4:23 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Inspiration for my fellow builders
Replies: 10
Views: 2832

Re: Inspiration for my fellow builders

I not only use it, I abuse it. During the 10 weeks I got to use it this season I pushed it to the limit and was never disappointed. What a great design. Thanks Glen. Testimonial video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lmg0q4NV7Xc Im looking for a 40 - 50hp motor if anyone knows of any. Something retro-...
by Retroman
Wed Oct 12, 2011 5:44 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: End Of Summer - No worries - Thanks for the memories
Replies: 4
Views: 1087

Re: End Of Summer - No worries - Thanks for the memories

I call it a "Zip" because it is, essentially, a "Zip", as the frames are the same as a "flying saucer", and the "Zip" is the most common and recognizable build of all the Glen-L designs. I stretched mine the maximum recommended 10%, or 15". Five inches between frames and transome, for total lenght o...
by Retroman
Wed Oct 12, 2011 3:49 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: End Of Summer - No worries - Thanks for the memories
Replies: 4
Views: 1087

End Of Summer - No worries - Thanks for the memories

Mid 80's in October, what a weekend. I guess we'll call it a summer. Thanks for the memories.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7kBAb9-oxs
by Retroman
Thu Oct 06, 2011 7:34 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: TNT test drive
Replies: 10
Views: 3345

Re: TNT test drive

wow, that looks top of the line. Very nice. Congratulations.
by Retroman
Wed Oct 05, 2011 3:59 am
Forum: Launching Ramp
Topic: Malahini Launch Update Sept 27
Replies: 37
Views: 22974

Re: Malahini Launch Update Sept 27

beautiful boat, congrats!
by Retroman
Thu Sep 29, 2011 8:30 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Squirt keel bulge
Replies: 26
Views: 8600

Re: Squirt keel bulge

I recently completed my 1st boat a Flying Saucer, so Im no expert, but I believe when I installed my keel, I started at the stem, and I didnt have this problem. It sounded like you started at the transome, and I could see how the wood might get distorted a bit.
Good Luck with your build
by Retroman
Fri Sep 23, 2011 7:59 pm
Forum: Launching Ramp
Topic: Malahini Launch Update Sept 27
Replies: 37
Views: 22974

Re: Malahini Launch

nice job good luck
by Retroman
Thu Sep 15, 2011 6:11 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Point of no return
Replies: 3
Views: 1135

Point of no return

Hanging out with the locals. If this content (me having fun on my glen-l) is inappropriate or not of any interest, in this part of the forum, please let me know. There really is no need for me to post this.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KDPrYoNk2rU

thanks
Jim
by Retroman
Thu Sep 08, 2011 4:52 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Windsheild for my Zip/Flying Saucer
Replies: 5
Views: 3337

Windsheild for my Zip/Flying Saucer

hi guys, out on the boat nearly everyday, Im almost like a celebrity out there because of this boat. People simply cannot believe the boat is brand new. I thinking about what Im gonna do this winter to keep busy.................and I have to say, I really like the looks of Glen-L's "Islander", a cla...
by Retroman
Sat Sep 03, 2011 6:06 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Roberta's ZIP
Replies: 1015
Views: 187317

Re: Roberta's ZIP

your a real craftswomen, outstanding. Good Luck with the launch.
by Retroman
Mon Aug 29, 2011 2:09 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini: The Rest of The Story
Replies: 394
Views: 46559

Re: Malahini: The Rest of The Story

wow, very impressive you do nice work
by Retroman
Sat Aug 27, 2011 5:44 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Finally Flipped The Zip
Replies: 16
Views: 4198

Re: Finally Flipped The Zip

Congrats...........get er done

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