A Tribute to My Father, Glen Lewis Witt

On July 27, 2017, in News From Gayle, by Gayle Brantuk
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I’m saddened to share with you that my father, Glen L. Witt, founder of Glen-L Marine Designs in Bellflower, California has “retired” at the ripe old age of 98 years. Only his passing away on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 ended his work with the company and calling to which he dedicated his life and passion. […]

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Top 10 Sailboat Designs

On June 11, 2017, in Build Your Dream Boat Series, News From Gayle, Sailboats, by Gayle Brantuk
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fter 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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Buttocks, Waterlines and Diagonals

On June 7, 2017, in Designer Articles, by Glen L. Witt
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This discussion primarily applies to vee bottom boats, although the terminology is similar to those with a round bilge. The terms buttocks (butt), waterlines (wl), and diagonals (diag) are referred to on the “Lines Drawing” of a set of plans which is usually on sheet 2. Unless the boat is being lofted, they will have […]

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Camper Building with Modifications

On June 2, 2017, in RV and Campers, by Gayle Brantuk
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Glen-L has been providing Camper plans for amateur builders since the 1970’s. In addition to Campers, we also have trailers, fifth wheels, camper shells, van conversion and motorhome plans and patterns. You can find them all on our site in the RV Plans section. We sell a lot of camper plans but we don’t always […]

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First attempt at making a steel boat, the Goliath-Pt 2

On May 8, 2017, in Builder Blogs, Glen-L Styles, Steel Construction, by Dan Hennis
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You can read Part One of this blog here To read the newest post of May 7th, 2017 click here 18 February, 2017 – Although there has been 2 weeks since the last installment to the blog, I have actually achieved a fair amount of progress.  I have since finished the aft battery bay, and cut […]

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