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Building the Glen-L Tuffy Part 4

On October 18, 2019, in Outboard Powered, by Paul Vankeppel
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Final Product Finally, after some finishing touches here and there, Pluto was finished. She drives and handles beautifully and the 30 HP gets it up to around 32 miles per hour. It has plenty of power for pulling a wakeboard, even with three people on board. Being such a small, light boat with a relatively […]

Building the Glen-L Tuffy Part 2

On October 9, 2019, in Outboard Powered, by Paul Vankeppel
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This blog post continues from Part 1 of my Glen-L Tuffy build and details the process of finishing the decking and electrical system. Finishing the Deck The rest of the build was focused on the deck and interior of the boat. The deck was sanded, primed using Interlux Epoxy Primekote and painted in the same […]

Building the Glen-L Tuffy Part 1

On October 2, 2019, in Outboard Powered, Plywood Construction, by Paul Vankeppel
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I am creating this blog post as a sort of record of the build process of my Glen-L Tuffy, named Pluto. I’ll go through some of the major details and show some pictures as well. I bought the Tuffy plans in July 2015, at the end of my freshman year of college. I had wanted […]

Tuffy, So Dear To My Heart

On October 17, 2014, in News From Gayle, Outboard Powered, by Gayle Brantuk
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by Cliff Steele (originally written for Heartland Boating) Forty years ago this month we built “TUFFY” our first boat…but, before I tell you about TUFFY, I must go back 50 years. I was 12 back then & enjoyed a hobby that later would lead me and introduce me to a life long relation with boating. […]