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 […]

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Buttocks, Waterlines and Diagonals

On June 7, 2017, in Designer Articles, by Glen L. Witt
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This discussion primarily applies to vee bottom boats, although the terminology is similar to those with a round bilge. The terms buttocks (butt), waterlines (wl), and diagonals (diag) are referred to on the “Lines Drawing” of a set of plans which is usually on sheet 2. Unless the boat is being lofted, they will have […]

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Camper Building with Modifications

On June 2, 2017, in RV and Campers, by Gayle Brantuk
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Glen-L has been providing Camper plans for amateur builders since the 1970’s. In addition to Campers, we also have trailers, fifth wheels, camper shells, van conversion and motorhome plans and patterns. You can find them all on our site in the RV Plans section. We sell a lot of camper plans but we don’t always […]

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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 […]

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Raptor Staining Tips

On April 25, 2017, in Builder Tips, by Gayle Brantuk
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A builder called the other day asking about staining the Raptor Composite Fastenings. He wasn’t sure what type of stain is recommended. After talking to the helpful Raptor folks, they informed me that any stain should work, but the key is to remove the sheen from the fastening. The builder I was talking to was […]

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