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by Iggy
Wed Jan 09, 2013 7:56 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Total noob from Texas
Replies: 6
Views: 720

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: 588
Views: 80490

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: 588
Views: 80490

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: 492

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: 2298

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: 804

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: 2233

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: 10988

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: 1856

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: 588
Views: 80490

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: 96107

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: 2131

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!
by Iggy
Wed Dec 12, 2012 3:51 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Skegs Fiberglass or not?
Replies: 7
Views: 1250

Re: Skegs Fiberglass or not?

I fiberglassed my skeg, it was a bit of a pain in the arse but nothing major. Honestly my boat has not touched bottom yet on anything so far (knock wood), the skeg hasn't even touched the boat trailer bunks.

Almost all my 'wear' is on the sides of my boat, from stupid boat docks!
by Iggy
Wed Dec 12, 2012 3:49 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New
Replies: 4
Views: 859

Re: New

Hi and welcome.


If you have the wood and the epoxy... you're pretty much started ;)

And while Dave is certainly a great resource for us here, there are plenty of builders still active here on Glen-L to help you bounce ideas and suggest solutions as they come up.
by Iggy
Thu Dec 06, 2012 4:05 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Plywood Selection
Replies: 11
Views: 1450

Re: Plywood Selection

I hope Andy's experience is the exception, not the rule, on BS 1088 Hydrotek Meranti. I can testify that Meranti sliver's are nasty, but no more nasty than the douglas fir or Sapelle lumber. I was able to get nice crisp cuts on mine, and the Meranti didn't have any weight variances like Andy did. I ...

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