Glen-L Boatbuilder Gathering Report

On October 17, 2017, in Gatherings, by Gayle Brantuk
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by Bill Edmundson, Glen-L Tahoe builder and Gathering Founder/organizer G-11 was great! We lost a few people this year to having to do restoration work after the hurricanes, RV breakdown in Texas, and silly things like a wedding in the family. But, we still had around 50 people. I didn’t get a count on boats, […]

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Turning Your Hull

On October 11, 2017, in Builder Tips, by tedhanneman
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Editor’s Note: There are many ways to turn your boat and we appreciate Ted Hanneman sharing his version with us. Since Glen-L boats are built upside down, it’s necessary to turn the hull over to complete it at some point. Ted is building the Glen-L CS-20 which is a 20 foot Stitch and Glue design. […]

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Comparative Weights of Plywood, Aluminum and Steel

On September 14, 2017, in Aluminum Construction, Designer Articles, Plywood Construction, Steel Construction, by Glen L. Witt
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We are frequently asked if a design can be built in some other material than that noted. Any of our plans intended for planking with sheet material are designed to be a segment of a cylinder or a cone called “conendric” development. This usually means sections of the hull will be straight lines or convex. […]

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Buoyancy and How To Balance Your Hull

On September 13, 2017, in Designer Articles, by Ken Hankinson
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In a recent “Build Your Dream Boat” email, we introduced the principle of buoyancy and how any floating object pushes aside, or displaces, an amount or volume of water that’s EXACTLY the weight of the floating body. This all-up weight of the floating body we call displacement. In the following, we’ll extend our discussion on […]

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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. […]

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