Building the Celerity

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Building the Celerity

Postby jprice » Sun Sep 04, 2011 10:50 am

Step 1 complete!
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I know it may be difficult to see, but if you look really close, you'll see it.... no boat! :mrgreen:
That's right, finally got the old boat sold, so now I actually have room to start the build.
Didn't get all I wanted for it (do you ever?) but I think it should still be enough seed money for a complete hull.

Plans and book scheduled to arrive Thursday, so plenty of time to clean and prep the shop.
Should be able to start the form/base next weekend, so plenty more to come... :D

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Re: Building the Celerity

Postby upspirate » Sun Sep 04, 2011 10:55 am

What was the old boat....I don't remember if you told us?

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Re: Building the Celerity

Postby jprice » Sun Sep 04, 2011 1:00 pm

96 seadoo speedster.
yeah, yeah, i know, just a glorified jet-ski.

We had a lot of fun with it, but it just wasn't the right fit for us. It was fast and fun, but there was just too many negatives...
- maintenance in that cramped engine compartment was a bitch
- two engines. thought that was a plus when we bought it, only to realize it meant twice the maintenance, and twice as many things to go wrong.
- horribly inefficient. man do those things suck the gas.
- damn jet drives get clogged too easily, and you can't just tilt the engine or stern-drive up to get weeds off
- it was just too small. 14.5' isn't bad, but when 4' of it is taken up by the engine compartment, you're not left with much space.

Right now I'm getting the typical "are you crazy?" response from most people, when they find out I sold it so I can build one.
All I can is say "trust me, you'll see..."

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Re: Building the Celerity

Postby upspirate » Sun Sep 04, 2011 1:08 pm

I really like the small jet boats,esp the Sea Raider and (gulp) the stupid Bayliner(did I say that???) runabout....not the Jazz.

but never owned one and heard they were very fuel inefficient.

Good donor boat to build a jet Glen-L though!! :wink:

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Re: Building the Celerity

Postby darthplywood » Sun Sep 04, 2011 5:17 pm

for small jet boats, i always liked the Boston Whaler Rage and Sugar Sands boats........but i would much rather have a Jet driven Zip these days :D
Built the 17' Glen-L "Sea Knight"
yet to come...11' Glen-L "Utility"

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Re: Building the Celerity

Postby jprice » Wed Sep 14, 2011 1:23 pm

Just bought the boat!
... in pieces :lol:

Here she is on the truck:
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and here she is in the garage:
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Turns out they were all out of mahogany (had 1 piece left), so I went back to my original plan, and am going with white oak.

Now just patiently waiting for my fasteners, epoxy, and transfer paper to arrive.

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Re: Building the Celerity

Postby Desert Rat » Wed Sep 14, 2011 1:37 pm

your order is scheduled for delivery on Friday!!!!

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Re: Building the Celerity

Postby jprice » Wed Sep 14, 2011 3:22 pm

Desert Rat wrote:your order is scheduled for delivery on Friday!!!!


Hey, you're freakin me out man! How did you know that??? :shock:

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Re: Building the Celerity

Postby Desert Rat » Wed Sep 14, 2011 3:39 pm

I know EVERYTHING -- actually I'm the one who shipped it and confirmed shipping to you. From the Glen L office

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Re: Building the Celerity

Postby upspirate » Wed Sep 14, 2011 3:46 pm

Looks like all the boats on here....now you just need to make it look like yours!!! :wink: :D :D

Congrats

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Re: Building the Celerity

Postby Iggy » Thu Sep 15, 2011 8:17 am

Boy those photo's bring me back to 2 years ago.... same pile-o-wood... same empty garage waiting for said-pile!

Now the real fun begins!
Ian (aka Iggy)
My Malahini Build

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Re: Building the Celerity

Postby upspirate » Thu Sep 15, 2011 8:29 am

Iggy I was thinking of the pic of your truck with the wood....looks the same ,he could build a Malahini too!! :wink:

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Re: Building the Celerity

Postby jprice » Thu Sep 15, 2011 8:44 am

upspirate wrote:...he could build a Malahini too!! :wink:

I'm sure I could, but since this is my first boat (assuming you don't count the canoe I built years ago), I'm taking the "easy" path.
Being a former woodworker, I know how much easier it is to do paint-grade jobs as opposed to finish-grade.
Much, much easier to fix goofs... no one ever sees what's actually under the paint! ;)

Maybe I'll build a a spiffy mahogany runabout for my next project. (don't let the wife hear me say that! :lol: )

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Re: Building the Celerity

Postby red » Thu Sep 15, 2011 1:53 pm

J where did you get your plywood at?

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Re: Building the Celerity

Postby upspirate » Thu Sep 15, 2011 2:03 pm

jprice wrote:
upspirate wrote:...he could build a Malahini too!! :wink:

I'm sure I could, but since this is my first boat (assuming you don't count the canoe I built years ago), I'm taking the "easy" path.
Being a former woodworker, I know how much easier it is to do paint-grade jobs as opposed to finish-grade.
Much, much easier to fix goofs... no one ever sees what's actually under the paint! ;)

Maybe I'll build a a spiffy mahogany runabout for my next project. (don't let the wife hear me say that! :lol: )


I just meant that all the boats are the same when you bring the first pile home!!! :wink: :lol: :lol:


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