First attempt at making a steel boat, the Goliath

On February 5, 2017, in Builder Blogs, Glen-L Styles, Steel Construction, by Dan Hennis
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Please see “Part 2” of this blog here. 5 February 2017 update is at the bottom…click 2-5-17 to jump to latest post OK, here goes my first blog ever about making a steel boat, the Goliath from Glen-L… I bought the plans on 10 August of 2009. I drooled on and dreamed about them for five years (really? […]

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2016 Top 10 Glen-L Boat Plans

On February 3, 2017, in Glen-L Styles, by Gayle Brantuk
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It’s been a while since we’ve done a Top 10 Glen-L Boat Plans list, so I thought it was time! The top 2 haven’t changed, but there are some surprises that have snuck in. I hope you enjoy the list and let me know what you think. It’s time to decide which one you’ll build […]

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Spray Rails The Why, What and Where

On December 2, 2016, in Builder Tips, News From Gayle, by Gayle Brantuk
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One of our Barrelback builders called today asking where the spray rails go and what material to use. On this design the plans call for 5/8″ net x 1-1/2″ x 20′ mahogany or similar for the spray rails. But, you may be asking, “what’s a spray rail?” Well, it’s a piece of wood attached to […]

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Boat Painting Tips

On October 14, 2016, in Builder Tips, by Gayle Brantuk
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By Ken Schott (Reprinted from the Boatbuilder Forum, August 9, 2016 – “Boat painting is a puzzle for newbies”) I’ll post my views on spray painting, if it might help you. Urethane paint is chemically a type of paint, a true urethane paint dries with a chemical reaction (the hardener) whereas enamel paint is air […]

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Roberta’s Torpedo Proof Boat

On October 4, 2016, in Inboard Powered, News From Gayle, by Gayle Brantuk
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UPDATE: The corrected Torpedo Plans & Patterns are now available from Glen-L here!!! The above photo and article below was taken from the WoodyBoater website. Thanks to fellow Woody Boater Roberta Hegy for sending in this wonderful story of building a proof of build for Glen L and Roberta herself. Thanks again for sharing, take […]

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