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Carefully review all plans and instructions….

On June 18, 2018, in Builder Blogs, Builder Tips, Plywood Construction, by WalterH
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“Carefully review all plans and instructions….” Whenever we start a “do-it-yourself” project, we invariably receive the sage advice, “Carefully review all plans and instructions before you begin construction.” But what does that really mean? I’m reminded of the certified document examiner who was testifying in court. After stating he had examined a particular document, the […]

Outboard Comparison

On June 14, 2018, in Builder Blogs, Outboard Powered, by WalterH
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I’m wrapping up the research stage prior to beginning my Malahini build.  My concerns included the size and make of the outboard motor I’ll use, some motor installation issues, and some other design questions.  So I went to the Houston Boat show to get some information. Outboard decision I compared the size, weight, horsepower, and cost […]

DIY Stern Light and Flag Pole in PVC

On July 25, 2013, in Shop Talk: Tips and Techniques, by Gayle Brantuk
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by Jeff Hovis (JeffH on the Glen-L Forum) You can do some interesting things with PVC. I made a stern light/flag mast from PVC and then veneered it with Mahogany veneer. I used the stuff without the paper backing. You simply roll the back side with yellow Tite Bond glue and let it dry until […]

Malahini Runabout by Bob Brandenstein

On February 15, 2013, in News From Gayle, Outboard Powered, Videos, by Gayle Brantuk
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Bob brought his Malahini to the 2012 (G6) Gathering of Boatbuilders and it was really a hit. This was Bob and his wife’s first time at our event and we really enjoyed getting to know them. Ted Gauthier interviews Bob today and once again did a great job. When I rode in Bob’s boat, I […]

The Joy of Building a Boat with Your Daughter

On February 8, 2013, in News From Gayle, Videos, by Gayle Brantuk
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Bill Shaw is no stranger Glen-L. He’s been to all but one of our annual Gathering of Boatbuilders and is a Moderator on the Glen-L Boatbuilder Forum. And, he has built a 16′ Malahini classic outboard runabout which is the big brother to our Ski Tow runabout. Even more important is that his daughter Lily helped him […]

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