True Grit Update

On October 31, 2014, in News From Gayle, Outboard Powered, Plywood Construction, WebLetters, by Gayle Brantuk

Here at Glen-L, we’re grateful to get to know many of you who have built our boats but usually we only meet by phone. At the annual Gathering of Boatbuilders, we actually get to meet many of you in person and Ray Macke is one such person. He came to the very first Gathering in […]

True Grit Builder Upgrades Video

On March 29, 2012, in News From Gayle, Power Cruisers, Videos, by Gayle Brantuk

Today, Ray Macke walks us through the upgrades he made to to his True Grit. We detailed his changes in a previous blog post that you can read here, but it’s so much more fun to have Ray actually show and describe what he did! Ray Macke is one of Glen-L’s famous boat builders. Ray’s first build was […]

Boats in the Water at G5

On February 2, 2012, in Videos, by Gayle Brantuk

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. […]

True Grit Builder Upgrades

On September 13, 2011, in Power Cruisers, WebLetters, by Gayle Brantuk

If you’ve been following our blog, you most likely watched the interview of Ray Macke who built the True Grit which is a 25 foot Sportfish Utility Cruiser extended to 27′. If you missed it, you can watch it here.

Ray and his wife have logged about 60 hours on their boat and spent 9 nights aboard and are truly enjoying their boat! We look forward to seeing Ray and Vicky and their True Grit at the Gathering this weekend in Tennessee. If you want to see some Glen-L boats in person, be sure and join us–info is on our website.

The beautiful thing about building your own boat is that you can tweak it as you need. Ray has made some recent changes and detailed them in the fascinating and entertaining article below…

True-Grit Builder Interview

On June 10, 2011, in News From Gayle, Videos, by Gayle Brantuk

  The True Grit is the second Glen-L boat that Ray Macke has built and wow–what a beautiful job he did on this one too! If you’ll remember from our previous interview, Ray built the Cabin Skiff which he aptly named “Therapy” and travelled over 27,000 miles of inter-coastal waterways with her. The True-Grit is […]