Ken Hankinson Will Live On In Our Hearts And In His Designs

On May 10, 2018, in News From Gayle, by Gayle Brantuk

Once again, we have to say farewell to another prolific designer of boat plans for the amateur builder. Naval Architect, Ken Hankinson, passed away April 25, 2018. He will be greatly missed, but his designs will live on in all the boats he designed and are built by Glen-L builders all over the world. Ken […]

Tahoe 23 Builder Video Tribute

On August 3, 2012, in Cold Molded Construction, Inboard Powered, News From Gayle, Videos, by Gayle Brantuk

Gerald Hurst sent me the video below and I just had to share it with our readers. The video was made for him for his birthday to celebrate the completion and christening of his Tahoe 23. Some details on his build are below. This is really a beautiful and touching video–enjoy…   Gerald’s build specs: […]

The Drift Boat “Slick”


Day 1:  Saturday, April 14th, 2012 Big Rapids, Michigan, USA Every project has a beginning and ours began several months ago when we ordered The Glen-L Book of Dreams – It is, in fact, nothing less than that.  For several months, my 14 year old son and I considered dozens of possibilities before selecting the McKenzie/Rogue […]

Glen-L History Photo #5

On January 13, 2012, in History Photo of the Week, News From Gayle, by Gayle Brantuk

Not every Glen-L design concept has hit the market and our furniture line is one that didn’t. Here’s a quote from the original “Scope of Program”: “The object of the proposed furniture program is to provide complete designs for a series of contemporary home furnishings that can be built by the average “do it yourself” amateur […]

Glen-L History Photo #2

On December 9, 2011, in History Photo of the Week, by Gayle Brantuk

1950’s Draft Room–Click photo to enlarge   This is where the magic happens! This is our drafting room where all of our boat designs have been created. Glen is in the foreground of the photo using the drafting table that he made himself. It had a radio built into it and lots of handy drawers.  Jack […]