Why Build Your Own Boat?

Power Skiff 14 by Christoph Bangerter

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Hi everybody After roughly one year of  intermittent  – I was still working at the time – building my new Power Skiff 14, I was able to launch the boat in August and have it officially approved and tested by the relevant Swiss naval authorities (don’t laugh, landlocked Switzerland, in my case the Canton of […]

First Splash(?) Italy 1938

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These photos were made from already developed negatives found in a thrift store in Virginia in 2013. The photos appear to be taken in and around Naples, Italy in the Spring of 1938. About 400 negatives were found, but I thought these two would likely resonate with our Glen-L boatbuilder family. And no, I don’t […]

Tahoe 19 by Marshall Lovein , Macon, Georgia

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I first suggest starting any boat project before the age of 69. It was a great deal of fun and will give me a large amount of pleasure. The first suggestion I have is to disregard stapling through waxed cardboard or wooden ply squares. Go to your local lumber yard and ask if you can […]

Brand new Belle Isle

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Hi All, I finished my Belle Isle in Feb 2014. What a great boat. I get so many people looking and asking questions. Thanks Glen-L. I have uploaded some pictures in my gallery Belle Isle by Dean Berry, Phoenix, Arizona. My next project is a 1956 Hydroplane by Ron Jones Sr. I will get some […]

Boatbuilder Tip: Using the Versatile Block Plane

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Using the Versatile Block Plane   Roundovers Edges are simple to shape with the block plane. For chamfers less than 1/8″ you can usually eyeball the cut as you move the plane along the edge of the board.  For wider chamfers, first draw a layout line on the workpiece as a guide. Flush Trimming There […]

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