Building the Glen-L HOT ROD - Boat Page 17
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Click to enlarge. Two douglas fir 1" x 2"'s were laminated to the plywood strips.  A 3/8" dado was cut into the stock and the breasthook was routed to a depth of 3/8" to receive the two pieces.

Click to enlarge. Initial deck fairing completed.  Now we'll have to lay out and cut an opening for the pop-up bow light.

Click to enlarge. Under-deck flotation billets were cast and installed.
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Click to enlarge. For a sleek contemporary look, we've chosen a stainless steel pop-up bow light.  When not in use, it's flush with the deck . . .

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Click to enlarge. The bow light is housed in a plastic receptacle which can be equipped with a hose barb and drain hose.  This unit was purchased from Marine Toys in Delta, British Columbia. 
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Click to enlarge. Steve at Ayling's Boat Yard has been busy in the machine shop refining the steering components.  The slave tiller arm bushing housing was welded, the pivot pin was upgraded to 3/4" diameter stock and re-bushed to tighter tolerances.  Nice work, Steve !
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Click to enlarge. Work on the boat will continue over the holidays, but we'll also make some time to enjoy the snowmobile trails.  Can't be working in the shop all the time !  I'd like to wish all our visitors a Merry Christmas and a happy New Year !

Click to enlarge. Time flies when you're having fun !   It's time to get back to the boat and get her finished up . . .  First order of the day was to prime the Menkens 2-blade propeller we picked up before Christmas.  It's an 11-1/2" diameter by 15" pitch forged steel unit which should allow the engine to spin into the stratosphere . . .   The part was etched and cleaned with DuPont Metal conditionner.  This was followed by two rounds of DuPont 2580CR DTM Urethane Primer. (25-FEB-2008)

Click to enlarge. Here's a photo of the fuel tank platform we molded several months ago.

Click to enlarge. A piece of 1/4" marine-grade plywood was sandwiched between multiple layers of 6-1/2 ounce fiberglass cloth and 2 ounce mat.  The radiused edges were built up from several cloth laminations.

Click to enlarge. The cradles are bolted to frames # 3 and # 4.  A 3/8" gap was left between the cradle and bottom battens.

Click to enlarge. Spacers will be fabricated to space out the cradle from the frame.  This will ensure adequate drainage and ventilation between the two parts.

Click to enlarge. The rear jump seat's front panel is being fitted.  The intent is to bolt the jump seat supports so they can be easily removed in the future.

Click to enlarge. Here's a good friend of mine, Colin, rebuilding the v-drive.  It's nice to have a Class A mechanic in the shop !  He's rebuilt the engine and is our ace fabricator / welder.  He enjoys working on the mechanical components of the boat but is quite emphatic about staying on firm ground on launch day . . .  (07-APR-2008)

Click to enlarge. Before you know it, the v-drive is fully assembled.  The v-drive plate was painted before final assembly.  The plate was pretty rough, so we blocked it out with several coats of epoxy primer.  This was followed up with Dupont 280CR DTM primer, Dupont Uro-Prime urethane primer-surfacer and topcoated with Dupont Imron urethane enamel.

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Building the Glen-L Hot Rod :      Revised 02-JUL-2008