Glen-L Styles

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 […]

Outboard Comparison

On June 14, 2018, in Builder Blogs, Outboard Powered, by WalterH
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I’m wrapping up the research stage prior to beginning my Malahini build.  My concerns included the size and make of the outboard motor I’ll use, some motor installation issues, and some other design questions.  So I went to the Houston Boat show to get some information. Outboard decision I compared the size, weight, horsepower, and cost […]

Whitehall Bucket List Build

On June 1, 2018, in Builder Blogs, Human Powered, by mccollumj
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Planning Stages: One of my “bucket list” items has always been, “Build a wooden rowboat from scratch”.  However, you need many things to accomplish this task. Besides all of the tools necessary to cut and shape wood accurately you also need a place to do the work and above all, THE TIME TO DO IT!! […]

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 […]

Approximating Displacement for Canoes and Kayaks

On January 23, 2018, in Designer Articles, Human Powered, by Glen L. Witt
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A common question is “how much weight will she hold?” This especially applies to smaller boats such as canoes or kayaks. The following will give a rough idea of the displacement of a typical double ended craft such as a kayak or canoe. It will not be accurate with boats that have a transom. The […]

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