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A-Lure – A Continuation…

On October 9, 2012, in Glen-L Styles, by Soloboat
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It has been six plus years and I am ready to test this boat; not an official “launch” –  just a test to see if I have succeeded. Related Images:

Malahini by Ian Gruber (aka Iggy), Leduc, AB

On July 5, 2012, in Builder Blogs, Outboard Powered, by Iggy
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Here is my photo gallery of my Glen-L.com Malahini build “Old Black Rum”, her maiden voyage was on June 16th, 2012. The step-by-step build diary is located on Glen-L’s boatbuilder forum website here: http://www.glen-l.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=8124 A few quick stats: Old Black Rum is named after our favorite drink and namesake song by the band “Great Big […]

Building the Yukon just a little bigger.

On June 12, 2012, in Inboard Powered, Plywood Construction, by Tom Schmidt
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I’m a retired military vessel master with saltwater in my veins. I have always wanted a boat we could live aboard and enjoy our retirement. The cost of a vessel of this size was more than I wanted to try to finance so I decided to build my own. That way when I get it […]

Whitehall electric launch

On December 19, 2011, in Glen-L Styles, by paul
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Hi fellow boatbuilders, I used the blueprints for the hull and added a fore and aft deck for floatation and storage. The middle rowing bench encloses 4 semitraction batteries and the drive and control head for the motor. I used a 80 pound minn kota electric motor built into the rudder which will drive the […]

Why Are Boats Named After Women?

On December 9, 2011, in Glen-L Styles, WebLetters, by John B
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For centuries, mankind has braved the ocean in an effort to explore the wide-open spaces of the world. Boating is now more of a pastime than a necessity, although many of the old nautical traditions still exist. One of the most enduring traditions of the sea is the concept of naming a vessel. Boats are historically named […]