Build Your Dream Boat Series

Top 10 Sailboat Designs

On June 11, 2017, in Build Your Dream Boat Series, News From Gayle, Sailboats, by Gayle Brantuk

After my post about the Top 10 Designs, I had a request for the top 10 sailboat designs. So, here it is! Once again, these are the top 10 Sailboats according to our boat plan sales. It doesn’t necessarily mean that a lot of people are building these particular designs. For example, the Sabotina is […]

Overcoming Confusion


I’ve been reading the latest issue of Gayle’s “Build Your Dream Boat” series this morning and remembered how I overcame my confusion when looking into the plans of my first boat, (sorry to say, not a Glen-L plan) but all the same a good way to overcome those moments of confusion when you start to think you […]

Top 10 Boat Plans


Building a boat as a hobby is alive and well! In spite of current economic times, people are still building boats. They may not be laying down huge sums of moolah for a brand spankin’ new boat, but the desire to create a boat with ones own two hands is more popular than it’s ever […]

A Perth Riviera #9 – to November 2013

On January 31, 2014, in Build Your Dream Boat Series, Builder Blogs, Glen-L Styles, WebLetters, by Andrew

With the deck installed and the hull complete, the next steps were to cut out the motor hatch cover and prepare for windscreen building. Through the building process, trying to anticipate long lead time items had always been a factor and it was assumed – correctly – that the windscreen would be one of those […]

Building the Glen-L Yukon by Wayne Milner


Building the Glen-L Yukon by Wayne Milner Editor’s Note: This project, undertaken by a Nova Scotia backyard builder, shows what can be done with a little cash, lots of ambition, and a good-sized backyard. I got past the armchair-to-workshop barrier a long time ago. The Yukon project is my fifth backyard-built boat. After the first one, […]

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