Builder Tips

Home Made Boat Registration in Canada

On August 18, 2016, in Builder Tips, by Gayle Brantuk

By Graham (aka galamb on the Forum) The following info on home made boat registration in Canada was taken from the Glen-L Forum… I got the survey done “first” – that helped out with any questions getting it registered and the insurance wouldn’t even talk to us without the survey as well. You could go […]

Flipping the Monte Carlo “Lanikai”

On August 9, 2016, in Builder Tips, by Brian

Here are photos of flipping this 28′ version of the Monte Carlo. Sorry they are a little out of order! It is a process that is safe and usable for any boat where you have no overhead structure to work with. Two “lift/roll” frames were built, each about 1/3 from the bow/stern, out of 4×4 […]

Titan Tug to take to the waters of Georgia Strait


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 […]

Router Scarfing Jig


There are probably thousands of ways to scarf two boards together, this is what I put together to use the materials and equipment I had at hand.  Everything, except the Plexiglas was from the scrap pile.  I started with the router that had a maximum extension of about 1¼”, so the baseplate needed to be […]

Estimating Costs to Build Your Boat

On November 21, 2014, in Builder Tips, by Gayle Brantuk

Our friend, Glen-L Forum moderator, Gathering organizer, boatbuilder extraordinaire and husband of Miss Lola, Bill Edmundson, has provided us with an awesome resource. He put together an Excel Spreadsheet listing all the items he could think of that you would need to build a boat. It’s a pretty extensive list, and not all will apply to every […]

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