Steel Construction

Comparative Weights of Plywood, Aluminum and Steel

On September 14, 2017, in Aluminum Construction, Designer Articles, Plywood Construction, Steel Construction, by Glen L. Witt
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We are frequently asked if a design can be built in some other material than that noted. Any of our plans intended for planking with sheet material are designed to be a segment of a cylinder or a cone called “conendric” development. This usually means sections of the hull will be straight lines or convex. […]

First attempt at making a steel boat, the Goliath-Pt 2

On May 8, 2017, in Builder Blogs, Glen-L Styles, Steel Construction, by Dan Hennis
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You can read Part One of this blog here To read the newest post of May 7th, 2017 click here 18 February, 2017 – Although there has been 2 weeks since the last installment to the blog, I have actually achieved a fair amount of progress.  I have since finished the aft battery bay, and cut […]

First attempt at making a steel boat, the Goliath

On February 5, 2017, in Builder Blogs, Glen-L Styles, Steel Construction, by Dan Hennis
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Please see “Part 2” of this blog here. 5 February 2017 update is at the bottom…click 2-5-17 to jump to latest post OK, here goes my first blog ever about making a steel boat, the Goliath from Glen-L… I bought the plans on 10 August of 2009. I drooled on and dreamed about them for five years (really? […]

Union Jack – A Hobby That Got Out of Control

On August 14, 2015, in Power Cruisers, Steel Construction, Workboats, by Gayle Brantuk
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  The following article is taken from Practical Boat Owner and is linked to their site below. For plans & patterns to build your own “Union Jack”, see the Glen-L website here. BOAT TEST: TUG YACHT 33 One of the many pleasures of this job is meeting hugely interesting and divergent characters: and greeting me […]

Rudy Did It

On March 2, 2011, in Designer Articles, Steel Construction, by Glen L. Witt
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Rudy Heckman was 40 years old when he immigrated to the United States from a little town in Germany. Although he spoke no English, he was able to find work at a machine shop on Terminal Island, the port for Los Angeles. As he drove to work each morning he crossed a bridge where numerous […]

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