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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. […]

Glen-L History Photo #4

On January 6, 2012, in History Photo of the Week, News From Gayle, by Gayle Brantuk
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Designer’s Notebook: Fairing by the “RABL Method”

On December 28, 2011, in Designer Articles, Plywood Construction, WebLetters, by Glen L. Witt
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Most have never heard of Sam S. Rabl, a naval architect, author and innovator of small boat building methods. Sam was at the height of his career back in the mid-forties, when he wrote several books and numerous boatbuilding articles. Most of his works are now long gone, so why should you care about this […]

Designer’s Notebook: Do You Have D&P?

On September 13, 2011, in Designer Articles, by John B
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Most of you have or you wouldn’t be reading this. The “D” stands for DESIRE; you must have the “wanna do it attitude.” Maybe it’s the challenge, or perhaps you simply want a boat. The big “D” is important. OK, you have the “D”. The next ingredient is “P” or PERSERVERANCE. A boat is not […]

Build Your Dream Boat #13

On July 30, 2010, in Build Your Dream Boat Series, News From Gayle, by Gayle Brantuk
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Continuing the boat building dream… Today we offer yet another great article from our founder, Glen L. Witt. This one describes the difference in a planing boat and displacement boat how that affects performance and speed. We get a lot of questions about powering a boat and hopefully this will help… Glen L. Witt, Founder of […]

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