Glen-L 19 Design

Glen-L 19 by Charlie Man

<p>I have always liked the double ended boats, maybe that was because my peapod was double ended. But there is a problem with these boats, small double ended boats didn\'t have a lot of comfort space. My wife didn\'t like to go out in the peapod because there wasn\'t any room to sit. I liked gaff rigged boats because of the larger sail area with lower center of effort, but they do have the greater weight up on the mast due to the gaff. The boat I was looking for had to be trailerable and be capable of sailing in shallow water, so a fixed keel boat was out. I guess I just wanted a plain ole\' sloop rigged sailboat. I found one (the Glen-L 19) in Texas. It was a salty looking thing and I thought it would serve my needs as a project boat and sail thing. </p><p> I bought the boat from a man in Texas in 2004 and have steadily redone much of the boat. I think I saved this Glen L 19 from a chain saw. My wife insists that is all anybody else would have done with it. The boat had a rotten roof, a rotten deck on my initial inspection, but the big surprise was yet to come. It also had a rotten swing keel trunk. Although I didn\'t notice this when I bought it. Note: Double your efforts to find problems when there is water in the boat. I have some tips for boat builders: Do not use plain steel screws! It does not matter that the hull is covered on the outside with fiberglass and resin. Water gets on the inside from rain and condensation. Even Maranti plywood will rot with nail sickness; so does Cyprus. </p><p> I think the Glen L 19 is a good sailing boat. It sails well into the wind and has enough mass to make turns into the wind without backwinding the jib, something a good Hobby Cat friend insists on doing, which reduces progress by over correcting for a problem that doesn\'t exist</p><p>. The 19 has almost cavernous interior, as long as you are 4\' tall, just sit there. The lack of the mast through the roof and the flat floor only adds to the roominess.</p><p> I have noted that there is only one other Glen L 19 in the archives. That is surprising in that it is one of the largest boats that can be trailered and sailed easily single handed. Sometimes I just can\'t get a crew together to sail.</p><p> I have attached a couple of pictures of the craft and would like to hear from others that have built Glen L 19. (See Project Registry for contact information.) </p>

Glen-L 19 by Asa Sawyer , Virginia Beach, VA

<p>This is the Glen-L 19. I made it to be a motor boat for the intra coastal water way. Put 2 15 hp long shaft Yamahas on it. I like the cabin size. I can also go under many bridges. </p><p> I loved building it. Thanks a lot. Asa Sawyer</p>

 

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