Our Sweet Office Greeter Buckshot Has Retired

On June 5, 2018, in News From Gayle, by Gayle Brantuk
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Many of you are familiar with our Chocolate Lab, Buckshot. And, I’m so very sad to say that he passed away on Friday, May 4.  He was just a dog–at least that’s what I keep telling myself. Then how come it hurts so badly now that he’s gone? Why do I keep crying and missing […]

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Whitehall Bucket List Build

On June 1, 2018, in Builder Blogs, Human Powered, by mccollumj
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Planning Stages: One of my “bucket list” items has always been, “Build a wooden rowboat from scratch”.  However, you need many things to accomplish this task. Besides all of the tools necessary to cut and shape wood accurately you also need a place to do the work and above all, THE TIME TO DO IT!! […]

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Glen-L – Key Largo build, nr. Sydney Australia

On May 11, 2018, in Builder Blogs, Builder Tips, Inboard Powered, Plywood Construction, by jaguarrh
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Taking the plunge and starting a larger project. I have been considering building a boat for many years. Firstly I was taken by the simplicity of a Michael Storer “Goat Island Skiff” and learning to sail. Then I was captivated by some pictures of a “Melon Seed Skiff”. Finally, I saw a picture of a […]

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Ken Hankinson Will Live On In Our Hearts And In His Designs

On May 10, 2018, in News From Gayle, by Gayle Brantuk
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Once again, we have to say farewell to another prolific designer of boat plans for the amateur builder. Naval Architect, Ken Hankinson, passed away April 25, 2018. He will be greatly missed, but his designs will live on in all the boats he designed and are built by Glen-L builders all over the world. Ken […]

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Approximating Displacement for Canoes and Kayaks

On January 23, 2018, in Designer Articles, Human Powered, by Glen L. Witt
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A common question is “how much weight will she hold?” This especially applies to smaller boats such as canoes or kayaks. The following will give a rough idea of the displacement of a typical double ended craft such as a kayak or canoe. It will not be accurate with boats that have a transom. The […]

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