News From Gayle

A Tribute to My Father, Glen Lewis Witt

On July 27, 2017, in News From Gayle, by Gayle Brantuk
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I’m saddened to share with you that my father, Glen L. Witt, founder of Glen-L Marine Designs in Bellflower, California has “retired” at the ripe old age of 98 years. Only his passing away on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 ended his work with the company and calling to which he dedicated his life and passion. […]

Top 10 Sailboat Designs

On June 11, 2017, in Build Your Dream Boat Series, News From Gayle, Sailboats, by Gayle Brantuk
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fter my post about the Top 10 Designs, I had a request for the top 10 sailboat designs. So, here it is! Once again, these are the top 10 Sailboats according to our boat plan sales. It doesn’t necessarily mean that a lot of people are building these particular designs. For example, the Sabotina is […]

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 […]

Roberta’s Torpedo Proof Boat

On October 4, 2016, in Inboard Powered, News From Gayle, by Gayle Brantuk
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UPDATE: The corrected Torpedo Plans & Patterns are now available from Glen-L here!!! The above photo and article below was taken from the WoodyBoater website. Thanks to fellow Woody Boater Roberta Hegy for sending in this wonderful story of building a proof of build for Glen L and Roberta herself. Thanks again for sharing, take […]

Gathering of Glen-L Boatbuilders

On September 27, 2016, in Gatherings, News From Gayle, by Gayle Brantuk
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My husband John and I along with somewhere between 60 and 100 other folks attended the Annual Gathering of Glen-L Boatbuilders last weekend. This was the 10th get-together we’ve had and it was great fun as always. And, there were about 20 boats in attendance as well! Let me tell you a bit about how […]

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