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    This is a new thread that will chronicle the rehabilitation of a Glen-L 14 sloop. I'm starting this project for a dear friend that was recently diagnosed with breast cancer. Her working life is at risk due to the therapy and I'm jumping in with this project to try and generate some support and cash to aid her.

    This particular boat needs some work. My plan is to revitalize her and put her up for auction (perhaps on Ebay). The proceeds of the auction will go directly to Carol for her
    daily needs and requirements. I'll be picking up the boat and trailering her back to the garage.... so stay tuned for all the details. This should be fun.
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    Sounds like a very worthy project.

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    Prayers for Carol, best wishes for your project.
    The first boat I built was a Glen-L Topper, a very good dinghy

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    These are photos of the Glen-L 14... I'll post others when I've had a chance to see the boat in person.



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    How long will it take to restore that dinghy?

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    All I can say is it will take a full day to pick it up and trailer it back home. I'm guessing 4-6 months. I'll know better when I see it in person.

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    Anyone have used plans for this boat? something to use as an aid in deconstructing if necessary? Will return when I'm finished...

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    I don't.
    You might contact Glen-L, let them know what you are doing, and see if they will support your efforts with plans or other information.

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    I'll try an get some paperwork on her when I pick her up Monday.... some kind of dating. Then I'll contact Glen-L. According to their website, there are no study plans for the 14 Sloop.

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    Safe and sound, back from Burlington, Vt. The boat is generally in good shape, some rough spots, definitely plan on glassing the exterior and soaking the scraped interior with penetrating epoxy. Here she is.... a little rough around the edges.






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    The hull looks good. Why glass it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by johngsandusky View Post
    The hull looks good. Why glass it?
    Not sure what type of plywood was used, but it looks like good old Home Depot ply.
    The glass would toughen it up a bit and give me a better base to work with. Maybe help tie it all together.

    I also plan to scrape all the interior down to bare wood, then give it a good soaking of penetrating epoxy before I prime and paint.
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    Started reclaiming the boom and mast, removing the floor and all of the deck fittings. An awful lot of flaked blue paint too!


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    That is a sweet little trailer too.

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    1970- Holsclaw.....

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    looks like a fun refurbish. also a good samaritan project also. good luck.

    jim

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    Slowly discovering that there are some pieces of hardware missing (my head has just stopped throbbing). I'll need to order jib cam cleats and tracks for the final. The mast, boom and paddles will be done by Friday and put away in storage. Took off the port rub rail. Imagine my relief when all the screws actually turned. Hope to finish stripping the hardware off the deck and filling all the voids except hardware screw holes with epoxy resin. All the worn plywood dives can be filled and refilled over the weekend.


    A sheave on the Melonseed Skiff broke in half.... working to replace the sheave and get the boat ready for the weekend.

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    Jumping from part to part removing paint and varnish. The boat appears to be in good shape, no major problems so far. Spars are done and awaiting missing parts. Deck is scrapped and being faired. Lot's to do. Lumber for a new rub rail and seating just arrived.





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    Lumber for the deck trim, seats and coaming is here. Since the deck will be canvased, I've added five inches at the stern. Primed the flooring and various other parts and am stockpiling them for final assembly...... whenever that is.





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    Progress continues on the Sloop. Deck and hull are being faired and primed. The bottom is halfway scrapped and I have started to remove the seating. She'll be getting new seats eventually.





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    You're making a lot of progress.

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    As I mentioned at the beginning of this thread, this project is to eventually benefit my dear friend Carol Cramer. This may not be the place to post this, but here goes. Anyone wishing to donate towards the "YouCaring" webpage can do so by clicking on this link:

    https://www.youcaring.com/carolcramer-884681

    Every donation helps... I'll continue to post photos and commentary as the "re-build" continues. Thanks for your help.

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    The boat looks good.

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    Continuing on…lots of scrapping. She is cleaning up nicely.






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    Slowly turning into a hansom boat.

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    More photos:





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    Almost finished with painting the interior. Rub rails, cockpit trim and seating are next on the list.




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    Coming along.......




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    Work progressed on boat and trailer.....







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    looking great. are yiu still going to glass the bottom? and how did you get that beautiful finish on the trailer winch? powder coat?

    jim

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    A lot has been happening on the sloop.... here are some photos.






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    Time flies when you're having fun.... the project is getting closer to being finished. Eventually the CAROL ANNE will be auctioned off to benefit a close friend undergoing therapy for breast cancer. I'll post this event here when we are actually ready to proceed. Here are mot photos of the build.






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