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Nomad_19
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Location: Hickory, North Carolina

New member from North Carolina

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Hello everbody,

Attended the Gathering this year and decided to join the forum. I think I had the oldest Glen L at the event. I have a Nomad (Betty Boop) my father built in 1973 and still running strong. I plan on giving the boat a complete overhaul over the next months. Going to remove the engine and cabin and roll the boat over. Need to repair some cracking to the many layers of fiberglass applied to the keel and refairing the hull. Stripping and refinishing the inside and some changes to the cabin. Should have it all finished for the 2012 boating season and the 2012 Gathering!

Will be looking for some advice along the way.

After completion of repairs to the Betty Boop I plan on starting the Double Eagle with inboard power and a classic raised deck cruiser look.

Luke Hargenrader
"The Betty Boop" (Nomad)
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My current ride is a 1963 Thompson SeaLancer "Miss Morning Wood"
Re-building "The Betty Boop" a Glen L-Nomad built by my father in 1973
Have plans for Vera Cruise and Double Eagle....maybe someday.

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Welcome to the forum Nomad, she looks very clean for a 73 boat, fair play to you for keeping her going.

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Luke - Speaking for all of us, it was very special to see "Betty Boop" at the G.

Looking forward to next year.
Dave

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Thats a cool story. Its nice to see that you have had so many hours and years with the boat which in turn has created memories that probably would fill a couple of nice books or logs. Glen are you lurking? Just lines? As others have said there are more than meets the eye and cannot be duplicated in these boats. This is truely a Bob Hope moment, "Thanks for the Memories" type.

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John Locke
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Nomad_19 wrote:Hello everbody,

Attended the Gathering this year and decided to join the forum. I think I had the oldest Glen L at the event. I have a Nomad (Betty Boop) my father built in 1973 and still running strong. I plan on giving the boat a complete overhaul over the next months. Going to remove the engine and cabin and roll the boat over. Need to repair some cracking to the many layers of fiberglass applied to the keel and refairing the hull. Stripping and refinishing the inside and some changes to the cabin. Should have it all finished for the 2012 boating season and the 2012 Gathering!

Will be looking for some advice along the way.

After completion of repairs to the Betty Boop I plan on starting the Double Eagle with inboard power and a classic raised deck cruiser look.

Luke Hargenrader
"The Betty Boop" (Nomad)
I really like this one for a home build. You have any more Pictures??

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John Locke wrote:
Nomad_19 wrote:Hello everbody,
d)
I really like this one for a home build. You have any more Pictures??
Here is where to get the prints for it
https://www.boatdesigns.com/18-Nomad-ou ... ducts/407/
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John Locke
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Lowka53 wrote:
John Locke wrote:
Nomad_19 wrote:Hello everbody,
d)
I really like this one for a home build. You have any more Pictures??
Here is where to get the prints for it
https://www.boatdesigns.com/18-Nomad-ou ... ducts/407/

aye, I have that link. I found a few more pages inside GlenL about em too.

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