Glen-L Lo-Voltage build finished!

On July 14, 2011, in Boat Building, Photos, by Aaron

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Here are my photos of my recent build from your Lo-Voltage plans. I am happy to say the build went well and I had to make only a few changes for my build and use.

I used 40 solid ¾” X 16′ teak strips for the cap rail and rub rails as it was so much easier to laminate and worked well with the teak and rubber decks that are finished only with teak oil.

Updating the propulsion I am using a Torqeedo Cruise 4.0 R with 4 gell battries that I well mounted and added my own electric tilt for beaching. I would recommend the Torqeedo Cruise 2.0 R as I never use more then 1800 watts to achieve maximum hull speed with a run time of over 10 hours! There are 2 onboard gell battery chargers for the 48V and 12V house system with a shore power cable outlet for easy changing. Separate 12v gell batteries run the marine stereo, marine amp, Raymarine depth sounder, Northstar VHF radio, LED deck lights, LED retro fitted nav lights, work lights under for and aft deck, linear actuators that pop up 2 electronics panels and motor tilt.

I’ve used “ez-stick”steering, it works great and frees up the deck.

I have discovered a new product that from West System called “Six10” that makes stitch and glue quick, strong and less messy, however, only after I built the hull the old fashion way.
As a note, the Torqeedo Cruise 4.0 R motor for some reason burned up the motor and control unit just after 3 uses, I’ve sent it to the warranty service center in the US and will update this posting with that experience and let you all know how the motor performs over time.

 

 

One Response to Glen-L Lo-Voltage build finished!

  1. AARON PUFAL says:

    A quick update on the warranty repairs to the Torqeedo Cruise 4.0 R motor, it’s been almost six months and still no word on when the motor will be repaired and back on my boat. So for now, the boat has been sailing in the dark storage unit.

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