Posted by Blake on August 07, 1998 at 14:27:21:
In Reply to: GLEN-L TNT posted by Larry Stewart on April 29, 1998 at 16:57:25:
: I am thinking of building the Glen L TNT.Any info would be appreciated.How big of motor,does it handle good,easy to build,etc.etc.
: This is my first try,I am starting small.
I built a TNT 12 years ago and used it for 10 great seasons. It's fun safe and a topic of conversation everywhere you take it. I finally sold my boat as it was getting a little small for my new family. I miss it.
Over the years I used 4 motors on it. Three of them were quite old. 1: 25 hp Gale = 30mph
2: 1956 40hp 4cyl merc Mark 55E = 34 mph
3: 1965 35 hp merc = 34mph
4: 1992 Nissan 50hp = 50mph (power trim & elec start) I could have run this setup considerably faster if I had opted for a 19" ss prop instead of the 17" aluminum. However the boat is not designed to run 60+mph.
If you really want great performance I would suggest a 40hp Japanese (lightweight) motor with a good ss prop.
I would think that you could have fun with this boat with any kind of engine.
I reinforced my transom with an extra 3/4 of an inch to hold my 50hp.
I customized my boat a little and it showed very well in the 1996 Toronto International Boat show.