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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First attempt at making a steel boat, the Goliath-Pt 2

On January 15, 2018, 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 January 14, 2018 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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Barrelback by Jim Peerless Video Log

On December 5, 2017, in Builder Blogs, Cold Molded Construction, Inboard Powered, by Gayle Brantuk
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Jim Peerless, builder of the Glen-L inboard Barrelback 19, put together 3 videos documenting the building and launching of his boat. Jim resides in Canada and purchased his plans and fastenings as well as all of the underwater hardware and some deck hardware for his boat from Glen-L. He did a beautiful job building his boat […]

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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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