First attempt at making a steel boat, the Goliath

On January 15, 2017, in Builder Blogs, Glen-L Styles, Steel Construction, by Dan Hennis
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15 January 2017 update is at the bottom… OK, here goes my first blog ever about making a steel boat, the Goliath from Glen-L… I bought the plans on 10 August of 2009. I drooled on and dreamed about them for five years (really? wow, I didn’t think it was that long…). I did months of […]

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Barrelback

Spray Rails The Why, What and Where

On December 2, 2016, in Builder Tips, News From Gayle, by Gayle Brantuk
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One of our Barrelback builders called today asking where the spray rails go and what material to use. On this design the plans call for 5/8″ net x 1-1/2″ x 20′ mahogany or similar for the spray rails. But, you may be asking, “what’s a spray rail?” Well, it’s a piece of wood attached to […]

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Boat Painting Tips

On October 14, 2016, in Builder Tips, by Gayle Brantuk
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By Ken Schott (Reprinted from the Boatbuilder Forum, August 9, 2016 – “Boat painting is a puzzle for newbies”) I’ll post my views on spray painting, if it might help you. Urethane paint is chemically a type of paint, a true urethane paint dries with a chemical reaction (the hardener) whereas enamel paint is air […]

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Roberta’s Torpedo Proof Boat

On October 4, 2016, in Inboard Powered, News From Gayle, by Gayle Brantuk
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UPDATE: The corrected Torpedo Plans & Patterns are now available from Glen-L here!!! The above photo and article below was taken from the WoodyBoater website. Thanks to fellow Woody Boater Roberta Hegy for sending in this wonderful story of building a proof of build for Glen L and Roberta herself. Thanks again for sharing, take […]

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Gathering of Glen-L Boatbuilders

On September 27, 2016, in Gatherings, News From Gayle, by Gayle Brantuk
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My husband John and I along with somewhere between 60 and 100 other folks attended the Annual Gathering of Glen-L Boatbuilders last weekend. This was the 10th get-together we’ve had and it was great fun as always. And, there were about 20 boats in attendance as well! Let me tell you a bit about how […]

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