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Gathering of Glen-L Boatbuilders – 2020

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

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 […]

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! […]

New Sweet Caroline Build

On March 23, 2020, in Builder Blogs, Outboard Powered, by parsj1957
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Well I decided that if they’re making me stay home, and canceling everything I had on my schedule – I might as well start my Sweet Caroline build. Wood arrived today, and the building frame went up… off to the races – mill work tomorrow. Related Images:

Pete’s Reliant

On March 6, 2020, in Builder Blogs, Sailboats, by pjenke
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I started this project of building a Glen-L 49 foot Reliant, World Cruising Sailboat, in 2009 with the construction of the boat shop and began construction of the boat later that year.  Finally in 2013 I am about to start skinning the hull using the cold molded technique.  Visit me at my blog for more […]