Build Your Dream Boat Series

Boat Building and Wood

On April 1, 2011, in Build Your Dream Boat Series, News From Gayle, Sailboats, by Gayle Brantuk
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“We are at our very best, and we are happiest, when we are fully engaged in work we enjoy on the journey toward the goal we’ve established for ourselves. It gives meaning to our time off and comfort to our sleep. It makes everything else in life so wonderful, so worthwhile.” — Earl Nightingale Today’s […]

The Basics Needed to Build a Boat

On March 16, 2011, in Build Your Dream Boat Series, News From Gayle, by Gayle Brantuk
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Sometimes it helps to go back to the basics whether it’s with marketing a business or building a boat. We are frequently asked what you need to get started building your own boat. So, I thought it would be a good idea to spell out for you what you need to get started.  Let’s say […]

Malahini – Time Well Wasted

On February 25, 2011, in Build Your Dream Boat Series, News From Gayle, Videos, by Gayle Brantuk
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Continuing the boat building dream #27… Today’s interview is only one minute long and this craftsman is truly living his dream in the boat he built himself…   The Malahini is a 16′ Classic Runabout and one of our most popular designs. This is the largest of the “classic mahogany runabouts” designed for plywood construction and […]

What is This Thing Called Displacement?

On February 18, 2011, in Build Your Dream Boat Series, News From Gayle, by Gayle Brantuk
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  Continuing the boat building dream #27…   Dear, I hope all is well with you. The article below was written by Ken Hankinson and I think it’s a very thorough explanation of displacement and boat design… enjoy! ********* Scratch and Dent Sale ********* Every once in a while we get our inventory of books […]

Build Your Dream Boat #25

On September 14, 2010, in Build Your Dream Boat Series, News From Gayle, by Gayle Brantuk
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I had a conversation with my father the other day about mahogany runabouts and what determines which hulls have more speed potential. Sounds like something you all would be interested in…   I remember back when we were working on the Riviera and one of the ideas for this design was to have a boat […]