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by bobinpowayca
Wed Jan 23, 2013 4:29 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Sapelle vs. African Mahogany
Replies: 3
Views: 2173

Sapelle vs. African Mahogany

Hi, (I also posted this in the wood section) - I'm ready to buy frame material (deciding on Malahini or Geronimo) so went to the hardwood source here (Frost Lumber in San Diego) - they have available Sapelle in finished 4/4 (25/32 net) and African Mahogany in both 5/4 and 4/4. Both looked nice altho...
by bobinpowayca
Wed Jan 23, 2013 4:03 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: african mahogany or Sapelle?
Replies: 1
Views: 1865

african mahogany or Sapelle?

Hi, I'm about to decide between the Geronimo and Malihini, getting the plans this week. Today I went to check out framing lumber at our hardwood source (Frost in San Diego). What's available that I've seen others use is African Mahogany or Sapelle. The big difference I found right off is that the Sa...
by bobinpowayca
Tue Jan 22, 2013 4:47 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Any Geronimo builders out there? skeg question
Replies: 2
Views: 794

Any Geronimo builders out there? skeg question

Hi, I'm considering building the Geronimo. The few pictures I've seen on the web site shows what looks to be a skeg running from the bow all the way down along the stem and keel, as well as a member (spray rail?) the length of the chine. Looking in Boat Building With Plywood, I'm assuming this membe...
by bobinpowayca
Mon Jan 21, 2013 12:50 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: frame material, geronimo design
Replies: 6
Views: 1823

frame material, geronimo design

Hi, I'm about to order plans for either the Geronimo or Malalhini. I built the Glen-L 17 30 years ago but had the advantage of the frame kit. Now I'm retired and want to build a runabout. First question - I want to buy material for the frames this week so I can get started. I know I will need "one i...
by bobinpowayca
Tue Nov 20, 2012 10:48 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Little Hunk or Roustabout?
Replies: 2
Views: 1494

Little Hunk or Roustabout?

Hi, I would appreciate any input to help me decide whether to build the Roustabout or Little Hunk. I am 65; about 25 years ago built the Glen-L 17 which turned out great altho I did have the benefit of the Frame Kit. I want a boat that I can take for day cruises on San Diego Bay, maybe fishing, or t...
by bobinpowayca
Fri Apr 27, 2012 11:32 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: HOW TO CUT OUT FRAMES - building the Roustabout
Replies: 3
Views: 1137

HOW TO CUT OUT FRAMES - building the Roustabout

Hi, I have my plans/patterns for building the Roustabout and would appreciate some advice on how to cut out the frame members. I plan on using mahogany. I built the Glen-L 17 over 25 years ago, but used the Frame Kit (no longer available from Glen-L for Roustabout). I understand the method of tracin...
by bobinpowayca
Tue Jul 05, 2011 11:48 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: METHOD FOR CUTTING OUT FRAMES - Roustabout
Replies: 11
Views: 3667

Re: METHOD FOR CUTTING OUT FRAMES - Roustabout

Thanks Bob, this is some great help. I like the idea of tracing the plans onto posterboard, cutting out the posterboard with a razor knife, then tracing the outline of the template to the wood. You say you then cut out the frame piece with a bandsaw. Bob, did you get a really close cut with the band...
by bobinpowayca
Sun Jul 03, 2011 9:15 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: METHOD FOR CUTTING OUT FRAMES - Roustabout
Replies: 11
Views: 3667

Re: METHOD FOR CUTTING OUT FRAMES - Roustabout

Thanks Neel, I gotta check out that Rigid Belt Drum sander! Bob
by bobinpowayca
Sun Jul 03, 2011 2:10 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: METHOD FOR CUTTING OUT FRAMES - Roustabout
Replies: 11
Views: 3667

Re: METHOD FOR CUTTING OUT FRAMES - Roustabout

Thanks Roberta and Bob. I think the sabre saw will be good, and clamping two pieces together and using a belt sander should be plenty square....Bob
by bobinpowayca
Sun Jul 03, 2011 9:08 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: METHOD FOR CUTTING OUT FRAMES - Roustabout
Replies: 11
Views: 3667

METHOD FOR CUTTING OUT FRAMES - Roustabout

Hi Folks, I just got my plans for the Roustabout. I built the Glen-L 17 twenty five years ago with only a few power tools, but I had a frame kit (none now for Roustabout). I'm looking for advice on building the frames. I do have a good sabre saw, drill, small router, chop saw, and small table saw. I...
by bobinpowayca
Tue Jun 28, 2011 10:58 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini or Roustabout? Bob in Poway, CA
Replies: 4
Views: 2141

Malahini or Roustabout? Bob in Poway, CA

Hi, I'm a new member in Poway, CA (near San Diego). I built the Glen-L 17 in the 1980's, it turned out great - I sold it in 1993. I'm retired now and want to build a motorboat. The boat will be for trailering to lakes in the western US, but will mostly be used in salt water - San Diego harbor, and m...
by bobinpowayca
Tue Jun 28, 2011 10:29 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New guy, Bob in Poway CA
Replies: 5
Views: 1063

Re: New guy, Bob in Poway CA

Hi gd, thanks for the reply and the idea - I'm ordering my Roustabout plans today, guess my future discussions should go under the "powerboat" section, but I would like to clarify what you said about using a template to cut out the frame members. Is this about right - Trace out the pattern (maybe pr...
by bobinpowayca
Mon Jun 27, 2011 5:40 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New guy, Bob in Poway CA
Replies: 5
Views: 1063

New guy, Bob in Poway CA

Hi, my name is Bob in Poway, CA. I built the Glen-L 17 in the 1980's, took me 8 years as I was working and commuting then.. This was my only boat build except for a canvas canoe when I was a kid. I used the Glen-L frame kit. It turned out great, sorry no picture (no digital camera then), painted the...

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