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Flying Saucer Modification

On August 28, 2014, in Builder Blogs, Outboard Powered, Plywood Construction, Videos, by JBouscaren
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Last winter we modified the bottom of our flying saucer. It is now a tunnel hull with a step about 1/2 way back. The front sponsons are 4″ high and the rear are 2″ high; both are 12″ wide. In addition we added Bennett hydraulic trim tabs and a Bob’s machine shop jack plate. We […]

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Glen-L Zip Runabout built by Travis Kerbrat

Zip Builder Interview – Travis Kerbrat

On August 28, 2014, in Outboard Powered, Videos, by Gayle Brantuk
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Friend and Glen-L Zip builder, Ted Gauthier, has done another interesting interview. This one is of Travis Kerbrat and the beautiful Glen-L Zip that he built. As mentioned in other posts, once you build the basic hull of any boat and then flip it over, aside from some of the basic inner structure, the boat […]

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More On Getting Started Building Boats

On August 8, 2014, in Shop Talk: Tips and Techniques, by Gayle Brantuk
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(Submitted by a Glen-L Newsletter Subscriber): I enjoyed your last newsletter about the ‘getting started in building boats…’ A couple of thoughts you might consider going forward… One of the most important tools I’ve found is making a model before the actual build… The model doesn’t have to be anything elaborate - I just use cheap cardboard and […]

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Three-Point Hydro Spray?

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I recently received a question from a gentleman who built our Glen-L Tiny Titan 8-foot hydroplane.  He was experiencing what he thought was too much spray coming over the sides, and therefore decided to modify the design of Tiny Titan by adding strips of 1 ½-inch wide aluminum along the outside bottoms of both sponsons. […]

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Overcoming Confusion

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I’ve been reading the latest issue of Gayle’s “Build Your Dream Boat” series this morning and remembered how I overcame my confusion when looking into the plans of my first boat, (sorry to say, not a Glen-L plan) but all the same a good way to overcome those moments of confusion when you start to think you […]

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