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    Glad to hear your condition is improving.

    Good work on getting that flywheel off. They can be a real pain in the boat.
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    finally continuing on the decks

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    just a glue and SS #14 ring nails

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    Ah, so much waste. I hate that.
    Ever think of making the long section a second piece?

    Is my stingy showing?
    It's all fun and games until Darth Vader comes.

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    two 4x8 plywood pieces, and yes - one side of the boat out of each sheet.
    Today glued and fastened the decks - trimming tomorrow.

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    That's not waste. Just keep the offcuts. They will be perfect for something later on. Is there some sort of treatment available for my condition?

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    Kept the offcuts Phil.
    Vacations over, back to work tomorrow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    That's not waste. Just keep the offcuts. They will be perfect for something later on. Is there some sort of treatment available for my condition?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2dogsnight View Post
    Kept the offcuts Phil.
    Vacations over, back to work tomorrow.

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    That looks really good. I do agree with keeping the off cuts. Never can tell what may come up and you need a small piece.
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    Thank you Ben.
    Comings supposed to be made of 1/4" mohagony - that'$ not going to happen. I think I have 1/8 ply I could use, but that's little too flimsy I think - would like to make it out of 1/4" but not enough off cuts
    I will be using 1977 Johnson 15HP outboard - that's designer recommends. However have some concerns about the strength of transom area. The motor weights 82 lbs. Transom is 3/4" plywood, I did add 3/4 oak pieces to strengthen it. Wander if there is anything else I should do.....?
    Bottom and side planking are 1/4 plywood, 1x2" battens are notched in to the frame, not the transom.....

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    I had to replace a plywood cockpit seat with mahogany trim on an old inexpensive boat. I used spruce for the trim and stained it. Your coaming can be hard pine or fir.

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    I would want a knee between the keel and transom for that size motor.

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    Good idea John, went to HD and they have some fir that I could use.
    Here is the knee timo4352.....not sure if the size of it is ok
    Was reading trough build of Bingo, and Bruce has some good size 3 laminated knees, and bottom planks are 3/8 plywood..........

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    Here is a Glen L utility for comparison. I like the double knees also...
    https://boatbuilders.glen-l.com/util...er-portland-or
    I would go as tall as you can without interfering with the motor clamps. possibly up in between them even -- and then a close to equal amount length on the keel side.
    ....I don't know... 15 horse sounds like a lot for this sailboat hull... I would be more inclined to say closer to 6 max, but if the designer says 15 who am I too question...?
    The Glen L builder's forum may provide some more info for you on that. https://www.glen-l.com/picboards/picarchv.html
    ....in that pics listing there is not a single Glen L 15 with an outboard on it...

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    Glen L15 is used as a sailboat mostly I think. I use the boat during summer when we are more or less windless in my area, that's why decided to use it as a motorboat. Still I am keeping the option to use it as a sailboat someday. The plans for my boat are calling for 7.5 HP motor, but due to tidal currents that 7.5 is very often not enough, although got us on the plane last summer. That's why I decided to up the power a little........and then ,reading trough Glen website i found out that they are recommending 15HP for newer designs of Glen L15.
    Thank you for the links - that double knee looks interesting, I think I will go with that design. I may incorporate a battery stand into it......!!??
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    trying to buy remote control cables and fittings. Spend 3 weeks dealing with local outboard repair guy, and this is just way to slow, he is too busy - I just need two cables.
    Is there a place I can get it? I look in few marine outboards companies but can not find anything - I can get parts, but no cables

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    thank you timo
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    had few weeks of searching and figure things out. Turned out that my control box - off ebay - is for 1979 and up motors - mine is 1977. Then there was this adapter and cables that needed to be fitted, measured, researched, etc etc......but at the end, and lots of help from MarineEngine repair forum - the gear shifting parts problem has been solved. Installed new cable and adapter and after slight adjustmen is working fantastic!!! Waiting for throttle cable......and trying to figure out some holding contraption for the remote control cables.
    Next project is to figure out motor steering system - I will be going with a pulley system.

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    while waiting for a throttle cable, sealed plywood with epoxy.....is pretty rough, maybe not enough epoxy ?.......didn't have small foam roller, so applied with foam brush

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    "Little Bear" 1955 Fontana 18' - 1958 Atomic 4
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    Sometimes liquid will raise the grain. I suggest sanding it and then deciding whether to recoat or finish.

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    sand, recoat.

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    Thank you guys, I am going to sand and recoat before varnishing
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    got some varnish at the HD but they didn't have polyurethane one.......can this one be used instead?
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    If it's for outdoor use.

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    Slow progress - mahogany strip glued

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    fitting steering components

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    don't know why vertical taken pictures are transferring to this posting as horizontal
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    Looks great Wojo.
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    Side steer. I haven't seen that on small boats before. Larger for sure. I've seen stick steering on small boats. Almost bought a tracker with stick steer.
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    thank you Chris!

    Ben2go - I have never hear about stick steering....so I went with what I knew. My bigger ( by 3 feet) boat has rope / pulley steering, and I could use some parts for Glen L. I know that there will be a spider web of rope but it will just have to do - I think it is also much cheaper system
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2dogsnight View Post
    thank you Chris!

    Ben2go - I have never hear about stick steering....so I went with what I knew. My bigger ( by 3 feet) boat has rope / pulley steering, and I could use some parts for Glen L. I know that there will be a spider web of rope but it will just have to do - I think it is also much cheaper system
    They're pretty slick for some boats. This is very similar to the Tracker I was looking at.

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    I think a side steering wheel is pretty traditional as well. Here's another example.

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    That's interesting. I've only seen side steering wheels on large commercial fishing vessels. I'll be keeping my eye out for more smaller boats with a side wheel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ben2go View Post
    That's interesting. I've only seen side steering wheels on large commercial fishing vessels. I'll be keeping my eye out for more smaller boats with a side wheel.
    I'm guessing that the side wheel is more useful for slower boats. I wouldn't want one on a planing boat because the size limit on the wheel would make it difficult to create a sufficiently quick steering response. The stick can be longer for leverage and can be set up to go lock-to-lock in fewer revolutions.
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    with two people on board 15HP motor should put "Fela" on the plane with no problem - I will let you know - hopefully soon, how the side steering is working. Thank you for the pictures.
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