March 2015 Progress on “Titan Tug”

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The frame construction is well under way.  Each frame’s assembly was a wee bit different than the previous as I learn how to assemble the frame and glue things together in sequence and keep my hands somewhat clean while doing so.  Temperature running around 10°C, so not too much in a hurry to do things […]

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Brevik Boat Launch

Decking – the icing on the cake

On March 27, 2015, in Designer Articles, by Glen L. Witt
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Icing isn’t necessary on a cake, but it sure makes it look and taste even better. An attractive wooden deck on a boat is similar. It doesn’t change the basic boat, but does enhance the appearance; often many times over. Now let’s understand that we have nothing against the fisherman, hunter, or workboat operator who […]

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Gentry “Cover Girl”

On March 13, 2015, in Cold Molded Construction, Glen-L Styles, Inboard Powered, by Gayle Brantuk
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  I’d say some major bragging is in order for Craig Smith, builder of the Glen-L Gentry aptly name “ATTITUDE“. Not only did Craig build a beautiful boat, but also had her featured on the COVER of Classic Boating magazine. Pretty impressive. Craig says that the editor of Classic Boating saw his boat that was […]

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"Stu's SUP" built by Ron B

SUP & Surfboard Frame Kit Video

On March 12, 2015, in Human Powered, News From Gayle, SUP's & Surfboards, by Gayle Brantuk
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The folks at Wood Surfboard Supply are continuing to perfect the frame kits they manufacture for SUP’s and Surfboards. They’ve recently acquired a Laser machine to cut their frame kits and have made some wonderful changes and upgrades. Watch the short video to see a comparison of the old CNC kits (Gen 1) and the […]

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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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