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Building a Riviera Saved My Life

On March 25, 2020, in Inboard Powered, by Gayle Brantuk
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by BobD I’ve recently completed building a Riviera in Canberra Australia. I’m a Navy veteran forced into retirement with PTSD and have been using the build as part of my therapy. I’m OK now, but It has saved my life – literally! There is no other project like building a wooden boat, and there have […]

Glen-L – Key Largo build, nr. Sydney Australia

On May 11, 2018, in Builder Blogs, Builder Tips, Inboard Powered, Plywood Construction, by jaguarrh
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Taking the plunge and starting a larger project. I have been considering building a boat for many years. Firstly I was taken by the simplicity of a Michael Storer “Goat Island Skiff” and learning to sail. Then I was captivated by some pictures of a “Melon Seed Skiff”. Finally, I saw a picture of a […]

Roberta’s Torpedo Proof Boat

On October 4, 2016, in Inboard Powered, News From Gayle, by Gayle Brantuk
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UPDATE: The corrected Torpedo Plans & Patterns are now available from Glen-L here!!! The above photo and article below was taken from the WoodyBoater website. Thanks to fellow Woody Boater Roberta Hegy for sending in this wonderful story of building a proof of build for Glen L and Roberta herself. Thanks again for sharing, take […]

Malahini Runabout by Bob Brandenstein

On February 15, 2013, in News From Gayle, Outboard Powered, Videos, by Gayle Brantuk
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Bob brought his Malahini to the 2012 (G6) Gathering of Boatbuilders and it was really a hit. This was Bob and his wife’s first time at our event and we really enjoyed getting to know them. Ted Gauthier interviews Bob today and once again did a great job. When I rode in Bob’s boat, I […]

Side Planking Complete

On June 21, 2012, in Glen-L Styles, by areame
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NOTE: See areame’s earlier blog post about building a Glen-L Squirt in Grand Haven, Michigan here. I have epoxied and screwed both side panels into place. I then sanded down any exposed screws and covered them with a mahogany filler, which was also sanded down after it had hardened. I had a little extra space […]