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1955 starliner 08 Feb 2017 10:54 #70856

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Many thanks to sallyo for the inspiration ;)
I ordered my new LVL yesterday B)
The price even went down a little bit ($74)
Ten feet long
(sweet) sixteen inches wide
What the mfg says in 1-3/4in actually measures 1-7/8in
REMEMBER: More is better. Too much is perfect :woohoo:
Except when it's not :ohmy: :unsure: :huh: :dry: :blink: :blush: :S

Thanks again sallyo & nice job on your boat :kiss:

Maybe one fine day the Pres of the NGHS will get going on his big Lone Star (vin rin tin tin) :whistle:
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1955 starliner 05 Feb 2017 00:41 #70757

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MercGeo, you and Jabe are botb correct:

LVL:
Laminated
Veneer
Lumber

Crazy strong, extra long and super thick plywood, of sorts. Layers are directional...

Largerst ones I've helped install were about 18in tall and nearly 42ft, massive.... iIRC, they were 2.25in thick.

Also used them in steel moment frames 3 stories, 5 frames deep, 25ft long, 16in tall, 1.75in thick, 3 LVLs in each of the 15 beam locations. Project overlooked marina district overlooking Alcatraz.
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1955 starliner 05 Feb 2017 00:28 #70755

as long as you treat it.......they are not designed for exterior functions...... but strong as crap.......like i said, it would hold 300 horses........
you go man, always enjoy reading your threads......
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1955 starliner 05 Feb 2017 00:19 #70754

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Thank you jabe
I wondered/suspected that
Thank you BBJ
That is exactly what I used; doing just fine outdoors 2yrs on ;)

I am not a carpenter and thus unfamiliar with the term "LVL"
I call it a "laminated beam"
16-1/2 in high
1- 7/8in thick
ten feet long (Shortest piece you can get in 16 1/2 width)
$80

Ten feet is enough for TWO transoms; I was fine with that as I knew my first effort would be the test module. I got a friend to do the layout- I did not trust myself to get the angles right (Where it slides into the gill bracket)
He cut it wrong and wasted half a piece- we were wasted before we started :ohmy:

He felt terrible but I told him I would have screwed it up anyway- so I ended up with a test module for the test module :silly:

Here comes/there goes another $80
99% sure we'll be wasted this time too/ prob screw this one up too but different

I could screw up a one car funeral
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1955 starliner 04 Feb 2017 01:19 #70730

That's just the Canadian version.........Spar varnish is your friend. B)
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1955 starliner 04 Feb 2017 01:16 #70729

just a note...........lvl are not exterior rated.........be caredfull out there boys

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1955 starliner 04 Feb 2017 01:12 #70727

jabe wrote: merc geo........your transom board, is that a piece of LVL beam......( laminated veneer lumber)........that would hold up 300 horses...... :hmm:


The bracket on my Holiday is factory except for the LVL installed by the PO.
I agree with Wayne that not much room would be left for a tank after rigging.


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1955 starliner 03 Feb 2017 23:47 #70720

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I hereby award sallyo 1000 thank you's for that one single pic :cheer:

It is what life is all about- Sun, friends, and a good running MERC :woohoo:
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1955 starliner 03 Feb 2017 17:47 #70710

VinTin wrote: Those motor brackets(as Lonestar calls them in this ad)sure look like a nice place to locate the fuel tanks.


It seems like it, but once you add steering cables, motor controls and room for the motor(s) to tilt it actually becomes pretty tight for space in there. A couple tall jerry cans would fit there if you strapped them in. Its also not water tight back there. A true 8" draft + the lower until is pretty awesome.


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1955 Vagabond I w/ 1955 Mercury MK55 50 hp
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1955 starliner 03 Feb 2017 17:21 #70709

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here she is loaded down with six adults and two full coolers headin to the sand bar near jordan marina on norfolk lake in arkansas her draft really is pretty shallow

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