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V-Drive Tiny Might

On July 30, 2020, in Builder Blogs, Inboard Powered, by jherrick
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I was still at Berkeley High School in 1961 when I selected the Glen-L Tiny Might plans. I was broke but craved fast boats. I remember reading that the engine transmission weight limit was 300 pounds but I didn’t want to use the recommended Ford flathead V8. Buick and Oldsmobile were both touting a smaller […]

Malahini Boat Build By Elio Ascenzo- Stage 6

On August 27, 2019, in Builder Blogs, Glen-L Styles, Outboard Powered, Plywood Construction, by Elio Ascenzo
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In this stage of building the Glen-L Malahini, I focused on the hardware, trailer set up, sign writing and registration for the boat. I also decided to add carpet to the floor. Related Images:

Malahini Boat Build By Elio Ascenzo- Stage 5

On August 22, 2019, in Builder Blogs, Outboard Powered, Plywood Construction, by Elio Ascenzo
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During this stage of building the Glen-L Malahini, I sanded the timber back, applied 4 coats of epoxy and then applied paint and clear finish. I decided to go for a blue stripe in the middle of the boat, blue and white on the sides and a natural timber finish elsewhere. Related Images:

Malahini Boat Build By Elio Ascenzo- Stage 4

On August 20, 2019, in Outboard Powered, Plywood Construction, by Elio Ascenzo
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In the fourth stage of building the Glen-L Malahini, the boat was flipped and all the framework for the internal parts of the boat were made. The seats were made out of Kauri and Mahogany veneer. I made the decking out of 12mm solid Sapelli Mahogany, with a slight V-groove at the joins. Related Images:

Malahini Boat Build By Elio Ascenzo- Stage 2

On August 13, 2019, in Builder Blogs, Outboard Powered, Plywood Construction, by Elio Ascenzo
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For the second stage of the Glen-L Malahini build, I chose to use a Sapelli Mahogany marine ply veneer. As the sheets weren’t long enough, I had to put two joins in the boat, as seen in the images. Related Images: