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A Perth Riviera # 3 – to November 2012

On November 3, 2012, in Inboard Powered, by Andrew
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While the essence of a boat like the Riviera lies in a gloriously varnished mahogany hull and lots of shiny chrome bits, a critical element of the overall aesthetic is that big rumbling V8 sound.  And so the key parameter for the engine that I would eventually need was determined very early in the process – it had […]

Designer’s Notebook: What Are “Limbers”?

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“Limber” is a nautical term for drains in longitudinals or cross members to allow water to flow to the lowest part of a boat. They’re usually thought of as being used along the keel, but they should be used anywhere water is liable to be entrapped.   Most trailered boats design the limbers so bilge […]

Zip by Tom Puleo

On August 8, 2012, in Builder Blogs, Outboard Powered, Plywood Construction, by ThomasPuleo
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This is a picture of my garage before I got started.  I drew the outline of each of the components of the frames on the 3/4 marine ply and cut them out.     The frames, stem, transom and keel in place.     Rear view with temporary braces to hold everything straight and level.  Notch for chine […]

Side Planking Complete

On June 21, 2012, in Glen-L Styles, by areame
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NOTE: See areame’s earlier blog post about building a Glen-L Squirt in Grand Haven, Michigan here. I have epoxied and screwed both side panels into place. I then sanded down any exposed screws and covered them with a mahogany filler, which was also sanded down after it had hardened. I had a little extra space […]

Building a Glen-L Squirt in Grand Haven, Michigan

On May 25, 2012, in Outboard Powered, Plywood Construction, by areame
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I have now dry fitted the plywood and was pleased with the results. Taking my time fairing paid off as everything went together pretty well. The only trouble I had was making the bend around the transom. I really had to shove it into place to make it bend around the curve of the transom. […]

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