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  • zool
    started a topic Glen-L WB Power Skiff Build

    Glen-L WB Power Skiff Build

    As you can see in my Sig, I have a few boats. I acquired them over the years in various ways, trade, gift, impulse buy, ect. I was using them all here or there, for specific purposes. As it stands now, each one of them has an issue or ten, so I started looking at ways to cull the herd. The 28 SF, as some of you know, is currently under construction, and I will continue to finish that, I have plans for it. The others are up in the air. Honestly, im quite bored with some of them.

    The 10' gamefisher I got in a trade for a Jon boat...basically I have it just to throw in from shore, to move docks around, or make repairs...but it barely supports one adult, let alone two..

    The Sea Ray, I had some fun on with the admiral for a while, but it has since deteriorated and appears to have the usual issues, transom, and soft deck...I know whats under all that wood, and am not wanting to do the gut and grind thing, on a boat im not all that fond of...Mechanically, its in great shape.

    The Century Center Console is a Yamaha built model, not much wood underneath, but it has a soft spot in the deck, and the engine has some carb issues I need to get to. Its rated at 115hp max, but has an 85 on it...and its been a dog lately, im betting the foam is wet.

    The boat ive wanted for some time now is a vintage Donzi sweet 16, but they are pricey in most any shape, and the cheaper ones usually need the balsa core removed and replaced, which canbe done, but they are still priced to be not worth the effort.

    So lately ive been eying up the Donzi 16 inspired wood boat plans, from Classic Wooden Boat Plans.





    I plan to take the drivetrain and anything else I can use from the Sea Ray, including engine, drive, steering, and any other usuable systems.


    Given that this would be my 1st scratch build, and im not ready to take that all on right now with the big boat still in progress, Ive decided to make a small wood boat as practice, one that me and the admiral can get on the water easily. It only involves a few sheets of ply, and some standard boat building lumber, but I can cut my teeth on it, and finish it quick. If all goes well, ill start gathering what I need to the donzi.

    It looks like ive kinda settled on the Glen-L 13.5 wide body power skiff.

  • sphelps
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    She’s gunna look great !

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  • zool
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    Thanks guys, temps are headed in the wrong direction next week, hoping to at least finish fairing, any maybe pre drill for the hardware.

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  • kcassells
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    Lot a work going on there Larry! Looking nice!

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  • archbuilder
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    Looking good Mr Zool!

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  • oldrem
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    Looking great

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  • zool
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    Update:

    Finally got the hull all sanded again.





    Then I tinted some resin and put on a barrier coat. I decided to use tinted resin in place of the DPLF, because I need that for another project. I plan to give it a final fair over the 1st coat of resin with tinted filler, then a few more coats and a final sanding before the build primer.





    Its too cold to paint now anyway, so I may as well keep fairing. Still need some shaping on the nose too.

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  • nurseman
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    Originally posted by archbuilder View Post
    Figured it was something like that. woodworking projects are good at taking out surface mounted light fixtures......just keep looking down till the glass quits falling lol
    I've lost track of how many times I have had to do that...usually followed by several choice phrases which I shall not repeat here.

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  • archbuilder
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    Figured it was something like that. woodworking projects are good at taking out surface mounted light fixtures......just keep looking down till the glass quits falling lol

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  • zool
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    Originally posted by archbuilder View Post
    Sounds like you have been busy! Its a little usual to see cans in a shop, I was wondering why you went that direction. Keep up the good work! and I have some plugs that need terminated in the Hangar if you get bored!
    Thanks Arch, yeah, there is a method to my madness. The way the ceiling joists are sistered for the 36' clear span, there are only a few areas that are 24" spacing to fit the florescent fixtures flush mounted. They are the centers of the (3) 12 x 20 work areas.The rest of the joist spacing is 22 1/2" so no fit. So I ran the down lights over all the counter areas and in the hall areas at 4' spacing. I wanted flush mount lighting because the ceiling is only 8' and ive broke a few bulbs over my head swinging boards in the past lol.

    Plus they will look good in the pine planking

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  • archbuilder
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    Sounds like you have been busy! Its a little usual to see cans in a shop, I was wondering why you went that direction. Keep up the good work! and I have some plugs that need terminated in the Hangar if you get bored!

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  • kcassells
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    Man that's kickin some work out there Larry!

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  • zool
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    Thats right, I forgot, my THC order came in the other day too......

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  • Scott Danforth
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    Originally posted by oldrem View Post
    Nice - but what have you done with all your spare time?
    based on Ted's thread..... THC.... LOL

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  • oldrem
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    Nice - but what have you done with all your spare time?

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