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Sea Knight Builder Legacy Continues

On October 5, 2012, in Plywood Construction, Videos, by Gayle Brantuk
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For Rory Hamilton, building a boat is more than building a great boat or having one to enjoy. It’s more about re-creating memories from his childhood and being able to share those with his family. Rory’s grandfather, John Hargenrader, built a Glen-L Sea Knight in 1965. Because of his fond memories of his grandfather’s boat, […]

Nomad Builder Interview

On September 28, 2012, in Videos, by Gayle Brantuk
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I still have a few more videos to share with you from G5–last year’s Gathering of Boatbuilders. This one is of our Nomad design which is an 18′ Day Cruiser designed in 1958. This interview is of Luke Hargenrader whose father John actually built the Nomad that he named “Betty Boop”. Luke is also the […]

Think Before You Fiberglass

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THINK BEFORE YOU FIBERGLASS   You are ready to apply the fiberglass covering to the boat you are building. All of the screw holes and imperfections have been filled and sanded smooth. You even took great care to minimize sanding over the Douglas-fir plywood surface as you knew that would accentuate the grain and cause […]

Glen-L Lo Volt — AYE DOCK–Winter Park, FL

On August 21, 2012, in Electric Powered, Glen-L Styles, Stitch and Glue Construction, by BobWillson
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The boat building  project started  June 10, 2011 when my wife wanted a real neat boat to enjoy with friends that wasn’t noisy.  She fell in love with older shaft design of the Lo Volt.  How was I to know that I was to start a build that few had ever built before.  So the fun and adventure began. Table […]

Zip by Tom Puleo

On August 8, 2012, in Builder Blogs, Outboard Powered, Plywood Construction, by ThomasPuleo
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This is a picture of my garage before I got started.  I drew the outline of each of the components of the frames on the 3/4 marine ply and cut them out.     The frames, stem, transom and keel in place.     Rear view with temporary braces to hold everything straight and level.  Notch for chine […]

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