Builder Tips

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 […]

Builder Review: SystemThree Paint is Infallible

On April 24, 2017, in Builder Tips, by Gayle Brantuk
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by Jeff Cobb aka BayouBengal Note: This is taken from the Glen-L Boatbuilder Forum–this is THE place to connect with others building Glen-L designs… I guess everyone has their own finish and like what they’re used to working with, but I’m now completely sold on the SystemThree WR-LPU system. You can pretty much apply it […]

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 […]

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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