Fitting the Chines

On February 25, 2015, in Designer Articles, Plywood Construction, by Glen L. Witt

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

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

(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

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

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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