Glen-L 12 Design

  • Glen-L 14 by Ross Lovie, Longview, Washington
Glen-L 12 by Bill Haines, Summit, NJ

<p>August 20, 2007. The Genesis of the project was a phone call from a friend who is the Tech Ed (Shop) teacher at the local high school. He told me that the school was replacing the bleachers in the gym and the old wood was in and near a dumpster behind the school. I was able to collect a number of boards up to 16’x9”x1 1/8” of well seasoned mahogany. I had no idea what I was to do with the lumber. Several years later, I ordered the plans and began my version of the Glen-L 12. I have never built a boat or attempted any project like this. </p><p> After chipping the gum off the bottom, the bleachers made excellent material for the frames, chine logs, sheer clamps and battens. </p><p> I started in Feb 2006, assembling the frames, transom and building form. Working a little from time-to-time, I got most of the frame assembled on the form before the summer of 2006. </p><p> Here it is a year-and-a-half later and I have started work on the boat again. I learned the hard way that the fastening schedule is there for a reason. It is much more difficult to attach the chine log to the stem if it is already screwed and glued to the frames and the transom. It is very difficult to cut the correct angle and length – and since it was already attached, there is no second chance. I got it right on the starboard side but cut it too short on the port. So, the project sat for several months while I mulled over how to fix this. Ultimately, I shaped a block to attach to the stem at the attachment point for the chine log. The block was sized and shaped to mate with the stem and the angle cut into the chine log. All was glued and screwed and I was able to move forward. </p><p> The frame was completed in late July. Planing of all the angles on the chine logs, sheers, keel and stem were not as arduous as I anticipated. Planking and fairing are complete and the seal coat of epoxy has been applied. </p><p> Things I have learned since starting this project: </p><p> Directions are there for a reason. Building materials or supplies with marine or boat as a prefix will be at least twice the price. My friends must think I am stupid (the first question I get is ‘how will you get it out of the basement?’) A good filet of epoxy and wood flour is an excellent remedy for modest carpentry skills. Bronze screws sand pretty well.</p>

Glen-L 12 by Carl Koski

<p>Hi Gayle, I am building the Glen-L 12. It has been a lot of fun even in the middle of winter. The plans are very accurate. Enclosed is a photo to show my progress. Thanks for your interest. Carl</p>

Glen L 12 by Steven Sage

Glen-L 12 by Steven Sage, Bland, Virgina June 28, 2009 Here are some pics of my Glen-L 12. I started on the boat last September and had it mostly finished by Christmas but work kept me away until spring. I finally finished the boat a couple of weeks ago. The pics were taken on our recent trip to Cape Lookout national seashore. These photos don\'t show a lot of detail, as I was sailing the boat and couldn\'t get far enough away to get some good shots. I will send some detailed photos of the boat shortly.

Glen-L 12 by Brad eisold & Patrick Hughes, Mazatlan, Mexico

<p>23 May 2007 </p><p> Hi there I just wanted to send in a few pictures of the Glen-L 12 \"Sea Rose\" that I\'m building I started the build on May 18 2007 (Last Friday). These pictures were taken today (May 23 2007). I am living in Mazatlan, Mexico and am using the local pine, which is excellent and much better than any of the pine I\'ve seen in the states in a long time. The Captain (Patrick Hughes), of the 82\' schooner (Patricia Belle) I crew on and myself, are building the \"Sea Rose\". Patrick has built many boats including the 82\' schooner \"Patricia Belle\". As for me, it is my first build, needless to say it is extremely helpful to have him as a building partner. I will send in more photos when we are completed. Should be done in a another week or so. It has been so much fun building the Glen-L 12 \"Sea Rose\". </p><p> Brad</p>

Glen-L 12 by Harley Proul Sr., Lincoln, ME

<p>Date: 10-18-02 </p><p> Glen-L Marine: </p><p> Have kept your short letter, written on 5-1-00... </p><p> You asked for a pix of my Glen-L 12, here are a few. My wife says I take too many pictures. Have some under sail, but can\'t locate them. Boat is 29 years old, has seen a lot of up keep. </p><p> Sincerely, Harley</p>

Glen-L 12 by Neal De Geus ,  Vancouver, BC, Canada

<p>Subject: School Project Date: 3-7-03 </p><p> I\'m a teacher at a school in Vancouver BC, West Coast Christian School, where I plan to build a Glen-L 12 over the next 3 or so years. I finally have a couple photos! To this point we\'ve transferred all the patterns to the 3/4 inch plywood and have drawn full scale frame contours onto 1/8 inch whiteboard. We\'ll tack the pieces of the frame onto the board before gluing so we\'re assured everything has the proper alignment. The gussets will be traced next and I\'ll locate some mahogany after that. We\'ve yet to pay even a Canadian cent for anything, thanks to a great contact! Otherwise, the project is funded and owned by students who purchase shares. At the moment, several diligent students work on the project after regular class work is complete, or have a good track record in the area of homework. Next year the grade 9 & 10 students will work on it during a 12 week woodworking course. As the school\'s math & science teacher, I\'m able to justify using additional class time because of the many directly related topics. For instance, the chemical reaction that occurs in epoxy adhesives, the force needed to bend panels and all the spatial aspects of putting everything together in a logical order - to name a few. </p><p> I\'ve put together a Glen-L 14 hull in the past and I\'ve learned the hard way how to save both money and time. The parents think this project is great, about three students are ready to go at it at any time and the principal gave me the green light from day one! </p><p> Neal De Geus</p>

Glen-L 12 by Carl F. Sevey

<p>Subject: Construction of Glen-L12 Date: Sat, 4 Oct 2003 </p><p> I purchased the Glen-L 12 sailboat frame kit in March, 2002. I started the building form, but the work came to a complete stop after our vacation, when a ladder collapsed and I broke four bones in my right foot. </p><p> Ten weeks later, (now December/Winter) the work began again in our rec-room basement. In the Spring of 2003, (a cold one), work continued in my garage little by little. I needed warm days for the glue to set. I used brown wrapping paper for the plywood layouts. </p><p> By May, work proceeded in earnest and I worked about 8 to 10 hours a day, seven days a week. I completed \"Need-a-Breeze\" on June 25, 2003, (not including sails. I need new sails). To date, I\'ve spent $1054.02 and worked approximately 448 hours. </p><p> This summer I transported the completed boat to our cottage in northern Wisconsin and launched the boat on July 2, 2003, with my sons, John and Mark. My son, John, by the way, never sailed a boat before. After taking the Glen-L12 out for a run, he stated it was a \"piece of cake\" to sail. LOTS OF FUN! </p><p> Now for the epitaph: This was my second boat building project. First was the \"Red Baron\", an 8 foot hydroplane built from plans that I purchased for $5.00 back in 1963. </p><p> Three questions I am often asked: l. Why build a wood boat? My wife wouldn\'t let me build an airplane. 2. Was it fun? Sort of, but at least 2 people are needed at times. 3. Would you do it again? NO! NO! Unless Glen-L has an ice sailboat kit. We here in Wisconsin have more frozen water per year than unfrozen. Lots of compliments though. </p><p> Post Note: On one of our many lumberyard excursions looking for the right lumber, my wife, Marilyn, said to me - \"Why didn\'t you buy the lumber you needed before you started building the boat?\" I would advise anyone intending to build a boat to inquire about the status of the lumber needed - type, length, availability, etc. Wisconsin known for many many forests, does not have the correct lumber. I had to substitute oak, maple and African mahogany to complete the boat. Also, forget about marine plywood. We are between Chicago and Milwaukee, and the lumberyard clerks look at me and say - \"Marine What?\" </p><p> Regards, Carl F. Sevey</p>

 

Comments are closed.


%d bloggers like this: