Builder Tips

Glen-L – Key Largo build, nr. Sydney Australia

On May 11, 2018, in Builder Blogs, Builder Tips, Inboard Powered, Plywood Construction, by jaguarrh
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Taking the plunge and starting a larger project. I have been considering building a boat for many years. Firstly I was taken by the simplicity of a Michael Storer “Goat Island Skiff” and learning to sail. Then I was captivated by some pictures of a “Melon Seed Skiff”. Finally, I saw a picture of a […]

First attempt at making a steel boat, the Goliath-Pt 3

On April 29, 2018, in Builder Blogs, Builder Tips, Power Cruisers, Steel Construction, by Dan Hennis
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You can read Part One of this blog here Part Two is here To read the newest post of April 29, 2018 click here Feb. 2, 2018 – Installed the fantail deck edge angle. I had to notch the 1/8″ X 1″ angle to match the curve of the boat. Finished forming and installing the aft […]

Titan Tug to take to the waters of Georgia Strait

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Latest additions to the Blog   A note on the blog notes; I’m building the blog notes – latest at the top, oldest at the bottom.  So if something doesn’t make sense, scroll down and pick the story up where it starts, then work your way back to see where it finishes.  I am also […]

Turning Your Hull

On October 11, 2017, in Builder Tips, by tedhanneman
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Editor’s Note: There are many ways to turn your boat and we appreciate Ted Hanneman sharing his version with us. Since Glen-L boats are built upside down, it’s necessary to turn the hull over to complete it at some point. Ted is building the Glen-L CS-20 which is a 20 foot Stitch and Glue design. […]

Raptor Staining Tips

On April 25, 2017, in Builder Tips, by Gayle Brantuk
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A builder called the other day asking about staining the Raptor Composite Fastenings. He wasn’t sure what type of stain is recommended. After talking to the helpful Raptor folks, they informed me that any stain should work, but the key is to remove the sheen from the fastening. The builder I was talking to was […]

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