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Decking – the icing on the cake

On March 27, 2015, in Designer Articles, by Glen L. Witt
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Icing isn’t necessary on a cake, but it sure makes it look and taste even better. An attractive wooden deck on a boat is similar. It doesn’t change the basic boat, but does enhance the appearance; often many times over. Now let’s understand that we have nothing against the fisherman, hunter, or workboat operator who […]

A Perth Riviera #4 – to March 2013

On April 9, 2013, in Builder Blogs, Cold Molded Construction, Inboard Powered, by Andrew
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It is arguable whether work is the curse of the drinking classes, as Oscar Wilde would have us believe, but it is certainly the curse of the amateur boat builder.  The requirement to earn a living (in order to pay for the thing in the first place), and the associated need to travel frequently, turned the process […]

A Perth Riviera # 3 – to November 2012

On November 3, 2012, in Inboard Powered, by Andrew
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While the essence of a boat like the Riviera lies in a gloriously varnished mahogany hull and lots of shiny chrome bits, a critical element of the overall aesthetic is that big rumbling V8 sound.  And so the key parameter for the engine that I would eventually need was determined very early in the process – it had […]

A Perth Riviera #1 – to May 2012

On November 3, 2012, in Glen-L Styles, Inboard Powered, by Andrew
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A chance encounter with a Chris Craft replica in Noosa, Queensland, which awakened a long held interest in these beautiful mahogany creations and the sound of a big V8 engine, along with the end of an unrelated 10 year build project which freed up the time to build something else, led to a scouring of […]

Boats in the Water at G5

On February 2, 2012, in Videos, by Gayle Brantuk
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One of the very best parts of our annual Gathering of Boatbuilders is the privilege of riding in many different Glen-L boats!  Seeing a video of them in the water may not be quite as fun, but I hope you enjoy it! This year, we added boat names so you’ll know which design you’re looking at. […]