Glen-L Styles

Hand Crafted Wood Cleats

On December 11, 2020, in Glen-L Styles, by VanIlTug

When you build a wood boat, spend hours making the wood look just right, how about a nice finishing touch, a hand crafted wood cleat? There are some design references to work with, but nothing I could find that explained the dimensions for such a hard working item on a boat. A cleat must hold […]

Adventures in the Amp Eater aka “Aquatron”

On October 14, 2020, in Glen-L Styles, by Gayle Brantuk

by David Fannon This year Melissa and I along with our son Wayne decided to go on a new adventure in our Glen-L Amp Eater, “Aquatron“. We registered to be a participant in the Wye Island Challenge Electric Boat Marathon which took place on Friday, 2 October. The 24-mile course begins at the Miles River […]

Gathering of Glen-L Boatbuilders – 2020

On October 6, 2020, in Glen-L Styles, by Gayle Brantuk

Whew, 2020! The year that will go down in infamy… The annual Gathering of Glen-L Boatbuilders did take place, but with a smaller contingent of attendees. According to Chris Atwood, Glen-L Zip builder, there were 7 boats and 18-20 people that attended. Chris says, “The highlight was probably Walter Hansen from Texas and his just finished […]

Don Collier – Cookeville, TN Riviera Build Part 3

On October 2, 2020, in Glen-L Styles, by Donald Collier

This is the third blog on my Riviera build. Below are links to the first and second blogs. November 1 – November 30, 2019 – Started installing the gas tank. I ordered a Moeller 25 gallon inboard gas tank with the mounting clips. The clips secure the gas tank from moving but allow for […]

Modified Super Spartan – River Rat Returns

On July 30, 2020, in Glen-L Styles, Outboard Powered, by daivmowbray

Years ago in the cold Canadian winter of 1975 a young 12 year old boy labored through the cold of his parents garage to build his first race boat. The summer of 1975 saw the launch of the “River Rat”. An 8 foot Super Spartan hydro-plane with a 9.9 Chrysler outboard. That rat flew. For […]