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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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AAAAArrrrggggh! Move Athwartships And Belay That Line To The Midship Cleat!!!

On July 10, 2014, in Boatbuilding Humor, Designer Articles, WebLetters, by John B
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Or “Tie that rope to the middle cleat on the other side of the boat.” Nautical speak can be a strange yet oddly wonderful way to communicate.   Have you ever wondered why long-time boaters don’t speak in a language that landlubbers can easily decipher? No one really knows why they do, but they continue […]

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Top 10 Sailboat Designs

On June 11, 2014, in Build Your Dream Boat Series, News From Gayle, Sailboats, by Gayle Brantuk
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After my post about the Top 10 Designs, I had a request for the top 10 sailboat designs. So, here it is! Once again, these are the top 10 Sailboats according to our boat plan sales. It doesn’t necessarily mean that a lot of people are building these particular designs. For example, the Sabotina is […]

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