Glen-L Styles

V-Drive Tiny Might

On July 30, 2020, in Builder Blogs, Inboard Powered, by jherrick
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I was still at Berkeley High School in 1961 when I selected the Glen-L Tiny Might plans. I was broke but craved fast boats. I remember reading that the engine transmission weight limit was 300 pounds but I didn’t want to use the recommended Ford flathead V8. Buick and Oldsmobile were both touting a smaller […]

Joe Thurber’s Zip

On June 3, 2020, in Builder Blogs, Outboard Powered, by jthurber
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How to Handle a Driftboat

On June 2, 2020, in Human Powered, by Gayle Brantuk
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One of our Driftboat builders posted this issue he had with handling this boat on our Boatbuilder Forum and then subsequently was able to remedy the situation as he details below. We thought this would be good information to all who are unfamiliar with handling a driftboat… I have just recently completed a 12’ Driftboat […]

The Best Part Of A Glen-L Boat Is Building It

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I have looked forward to sending you pictures since I received my frame kit for the Tuffy in 2002. (editor’s note: frame kits are no longer available.) My boat was launched for the first time on December 26th, 2019, on Lake Auman in Seven Lakes, NC.   (We live on the lake.) There were zero leaks! […]

Building a Riviera Saved My Life

On March 25, 2020, in Inboard Powered, by Gayle Brantuk
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by BobD I’ve recently completed building a Riviera in Canberra Australia. I’m a Navy veteran forced into retirement with PTSD and have been using the build as part of my therapy. I’m OK now, but It has saved my life – literally! There is no other project like building a wooden boat, and there have […]