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Outboard Comparison

On June 14, 2018, in Builder Blogs, Outboard Powered, by WalterH
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I’m wrapping up the research stage prior to beginning my Malahini build.  My concerns included the size and make of the outboard motor I’ll use, some motor installation issues, and some other design questions.  So I went to the Houston Boat show to get some information. Outboard decision I compared the size, weight, horsepower, and cost […]

The Zip on the River Nile

On June 12, 2018, in Builder Blogs, Plywood Construction, by Ayman
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I was born and lived all my life by the River Nile, Cairo, Egypt. I share many of my childhood memories with the Nile. I swam, fished, rowed, and sailed on the Nile. Building my Zip will reinforce my relationship with the river and make me happier. Few years ago, I got introduced to a […]

Bill and Linda’s Glen-L Squirt, Part 2

On June 3, 2016, in Builder Blogs, Outboard Powered, Plywood Construction, by BillW2
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When we wrote part 1 about our Glen-L Squirt, we didn’t know there would be a part 2. But here is a follow-up to the December 2015 piece about our Glen-L Squirt. This time we have a performance report and some in-the-water pictures. In keeping with the 1950’s classic boat theme, we really needed a picture […]

Squirt by Bill and Linda Whitney

On December 7, 2015, in Builder Blogs, Outboard Powered, by BillW2
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We probably qualify for having completed a Glen-L Squirt in record time.  Actually, the record for longest time, since this boat was started in 2002 and finally finished (maybe) in only 13 years. This little boat is shown at the up-side down stage in your customers photo section. Then it was also in your web […]

Porpoise, what is it?

On May 8, 2015, in Designer Articles, by Glen L. Witt
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Planing boats can have a condition where the boat “bounces” in the planing attitude and will longitudinally teeter totter back and forth. In severe cases the boat can leap clear of the water. In either case, the ride is rough and uncomfortable. A small amount of porpoise is desirable in faster boats as they shouldn’t […]

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