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Fitting the Chines

On February 25, 2015, in Designer Articles, Plywood Construction, by Glen L. Witt
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A chine in a boat is the backing member of the side and bottom planking and is typical on a hard chine hull, meaning an abrupt angle change from bottom to side, not a radius or round shape. In other words, the chine is the usual longitudinal backing typical on vee bottom boats. The backing […]

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Titan Tug to take to the waters of Georgia Strait

On February 24, 2015, in Builder Blogs, Glen-L Styles, Inboard Powered, Plywood Construction, Workboats, by VanIlTug
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Hello All My name is Greg Rehill, I live in Parksville BC, Canada, on the coast of the Georgia Strait, which separates Vancouver Island from the Mainland of the rest of Canada.  I retired here in 2006 and have been enjoying many of the pleasures of the Island.  My son (a marine engineer) and I […]

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Don Ruffa built the Missile test model in our shop and was known for pushing the limits of our designs!

Glen-L Missile Story from a Boat Builder

On February 6, 2015, in Inboard Powered, News From Gayle, Plywood Construction, by Gayle Brantuk
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(We thought you’d enjoy this neat story emailed to us by a Glen-L boatbuilder –Gayle)   Hi Gayle; My name is Terry Dobson. I live in the Wichita area. Here’s a piece of history for you. In 1963 I ordered a set of plans for the “MISSILE”. I made a deal with my parents to […]

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A Woodworker is Born

On January 23, 2015, in News From Gayle, Outboard Powered, by Gayle Brantuk
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I hope you’ll indulge me a bit and allow me to share about our son, John II. He’s actually my step-son, but I love him as my own and face it, I’m not nearly old enough to have a son in his mid-thirties (please stop laughing). Growing up, whenever you asked John what he wanted […]

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Stitch and Glue or Conventional Plywood Construction?

On January 23, 2015, in News From Gayle, Plywood Construction, Stitch and Glue Construction, by Gayle Brantuk
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Plywood boats are commonly built by two methods, conventional and Stitch and Glue. Conventional plywood boatbuilding has been used since plywood became practical for boat use. It’s a modification of the methods used for the old conventional planked boats that seem to last forever. Although most think Stitch and Glue is new, it has been around quite […]

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