Build Your Dream Boat Series

Top 10 Sailboat Designs

On June 11, 2017, in Build Your Dream Boat Series, News From Gayle, Sailboats, by Gayle Brantuk

After my post about the Top 10 Designs, I had a request for the top 10 sailboat designs. So, here it is! Once again, these are the top 10 Sailboats according to our boat plan sales. It doesn’t necessarily mean that a lot of people are building these particular designs. For example, the Sabotina is […]

Overcoming Confusion


I’ve been reading the latest issue of Gayle’s “Build Your Dream Boat” series this morning and remembered how I overcame my confusion when looking into the plans of my first boat, (sorry to say, not a Glen-L plan) but all the same a good way to overcome those moments of confusion when you start to think you […]

Top 10 Boat Plans


Building a boat as a hobby is alive and well! In spite of current economic times, people are still building boats. They may not be laying down huge sums of moolah for a brand spankin’ new boat, but the desire to create a boat with ones own two hands is more popular than it’s ever […]

Riviera Builder Interview

On May 12, 2011, in Build Your Dream Boat Series, Inboard Powered, News From Gayle, Videos, by Gayle Brantuk

This interview was taken at the 2010 Gathering of Boatbuilders in Tennessee. Dave Lott built a beautiful version of our Riviera design. Dave is a very active member of the Glen-L Forum so many of us feel like we were practically there during the building of his Riviera. Like many other Forum members, he shared […]

A Confused Boat Builder Shares

On April 20, 2011, in Build Your Dream Boat Series, Inboard Powered, by Gayle Brantuk

Build your dream boat #32… A while back in the Build Your Dream Boat series #12 email, I talked about a man who was confused about the Barrelback design. If you’ll recall, he had just received his plans and was confused with them. He’s a smart guy, but just felt perplexed. One of our builders sent […]