Builder Tips

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 […]

Home Made Boat Registration in Canada

On August 18, 2016, in Builder Tips, by Gayle Brantuk
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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
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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 […]

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