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by Iggy
Mon Jan 14, 2013 4:54 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from Bedico,LA.
Replies: 4
Views: 743

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: 1288

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: 593
Views: 99799

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: 930

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: 593
Views: 99799

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: 593
Views: 99799

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: 606

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: 2766

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: 1011

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: 2703

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: 13223

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!
by Iggy
Tue Dec 18, 2012 8:11 am
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Riviera Gussets
Replies: 7
Views: 2360

Re: Riviera Gussets

I managed to find 3/8" ply so it wasn't an issue for me. I agree that 3/4" is overkill, and would suggest 1/2" would be a better substitute. You use two gussets, on either side, to sandwich the joint with enough material to create a very strong corner (except at the transom). I didn't...
by Iggy
Mon Dec 17, 2012 3:25 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Where to start...
Replies: 593
Views: 99799

Re: Where to start...

Missing it... not just the fishing or the boating, but the building (and maybe even the sanding - a teeny tiny bit) I re-read this thread today to try to tie me over for a few more weeks. The only wood working I've done is to cover our floor in the house with plywood so we could lay down the vinyl f...
by Iggy
Mon Dec 17, 2012 8:44 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Riviera powered by v12 jaguar
Replies: 333
Views: 111690

Re: Riviera powered by v12 jaguar

Beautiful work so far. The pattern mirroring you've done is remarkable (yes, even I noticed that). In regards to boot stripes, I can't remember off the top of my head but another Glen-L builder created a gorgeous effect for his using 2 colors and 2 thicknesses. If I remember right, he had a dark bur...
by Iggy
Fri Dec 14, 2012 6:23 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Kool Youtube Vid of wood boats .
Replies: 4
Views: 2454

Re: Kool Youtube Vid of wood boats .

I am still amazed at just how many classic boats are out there. The only woodie I've seen on the water in my local lakes is mine, the rest are fiberglass or metal. I have to get out to one of these shows, not to show off my creation but rather to bask in the glory of the craftsmanship of others!

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