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by BarnacleMike
Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: Gathering 2019
Topic: Who's Going and Where
Replies: 110
Views: 15947

Re: Who's Going and Where

Ken, Brad... sorry y’all won’t be able to make it this year. Regrettably, I won’t be able to catch much of G13 either, as Sofia has a volleyball tournament on this weekend again this year. However, at the moment Dylan and I are at Scottie’s, enjoying the view & waiting on the armada!
by BarnacleMike
Thu Sep 12, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Gathering 2019
Topic: G-13 Lunch Run to Chattanooga 9/13/19
Replies: 37
Views: 4255

Re: G-13 Lunch Run to Chattanooga 9/13/19

I am on the way back from San Antonio at the moment, but hope to see everyone at Scottie’s tomorrow. I will bring the t-shirts there. Dylan has sorted them, and just to let everyone know, the colors are a little different from the mock-up. Apparently the aquamarine color wasn’t available at the time...
by BarnacleMike
Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: Gathering 2019
Topic: G13 Tee Shirts
Replies: 9
Views: 2354

Re: G13 Tee Shirts

Mine are ordered :)
by BarnacleMike
Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: UK Zip Build
Replies: 107
Views: 48323

Re: UK Zip Build

If you have the patience, you can always sand it to match.
by BarnacleMike
Wed Jul 31, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Michael's ZIP
Replies: 293
Views: 95882

Re: Michael's ZIP

Really nice work, Michael. I like the way you did frame 5-1/2 and the stem/keel junction. I really wish I would have asked my dad why the Zip has frames 2, 4 and 5-1/2. Hi Gayle! Thank you! I kind of figured out the frame naming a while back :) Here's the pull-quote from my blog about it: At first ...
by BarnacleMike
Sun Jul 21, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Delaying Glen-L 15 build, starting a Zip
Replies: 12
Views: 2384

Re: Delaying Glen-L 15 build, starting a Zip

Just to clarify about the pictures... I am using a slightly different method to build my transom than the method mentioned in the Glen-L instructions. The instructions call for 1” solid lumber frames mounted to 3/4” plywood, with the notches cut only in the solid lumber. I have 1” solid lumber frame...
by BarnacleMike
Sat Jul 20, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Delaying Glen-L 15 build, starting a Zip
Replies: 12
Views: 2384

Re: Delaying Glen-L 15 build, starting a Zip

As for the outer surfaces of the frames, it is just as easy / simple to make 90 degree cuts and worry about the bevels later, during the fairing process. MY perspective is that it’s more important to make the 12 degree beveled cuts in the batten notches. I did this with a multi-tool, and a wood bloc...
by BarnacleMike
Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Delaying Glen-L 15 build, starting a Zip
Replies: 12
Views: 2384

Re: Delaying Glen-L 15 build, starting a Zip

Fundamentally different, and in NO way inferior. If you look at boat construction methods from most 1950’s era runabouts, they were using long-established techniques that were becoming dated. Glen’s designs were cutting edge for their day. As noted... restoration of a classic is an entirely differen...
by BarnacleMike
Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Somerset, KY Gentry
Replies: 45
Views: 9962

Re: Somerset, KY Gentry

Carl, I can't speak for the Raptor brad nailer... but I HAVE used the stapler, and I'd certainly recommend it. I used it in construction of my transom for my Utility. Essentially, I epoxied one layer of 1/4" plywood to another, and drove the Raptor staples through the outer layer to hold it all toge...
by BarnacleMike
Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Biss's Malahini Build
Replies: 342
Views: 80433

Re: Biss's Malahini Build

Congratulations! The boat looks amazing!
by BarnacleMike
Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2858
Views: 553604

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Carl, what about a means of holding the windows open?
by BarnacleMike
Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Easier build ?
Replies: 5
Views: 2275

Re: Easier build ?

Frame construction is not beyond your skill level. It’s not any more difficult than stitch and glue... it’s just not as fast.
by BarnacleMike
Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2858
Views: 553604

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Carl, I see your point about wanting access through the windows to the cleats, etc.

Here’s another idea... What if you went the “low tech” route, and made the window panel removable from the inside? Unlatch it, remove it, and stow it somewhere in the cabin?
by BarnacleMike
Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2858
Views: 553604

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Hey Carl, One last idea for you. I saw a car at lunch that had a clear plastic bag or something, secured with duck tape where a window used to be. Might be an option. :lol: (just kidding) Anyway, I don't think it would go with the level of perfection that you have accomplished so far on your boat. ...
by BarnacleMike
Mon Jun 10, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Never owned a boat and I'm thinking of building the Malahini
Replies: 6
Views: 1903

Re: Never owned a boat and I'm thinking of building the Malahini

Aldo, You should come to the boatbuilders gathering in September, and see and ride in some of the boats there... especially a Malahini. I’m sure someone will have one there. There are usually 1 or 2, at least. The Malahini, in my opinion, is a superb boat for a small family. I’ve ridden in a few, an...