Tug-Along 18 Interview with Wayne Conklin

On May 15, 2015, in News From Gayle, Plywood Construction, Stitch and Glue Construction, Videos, by Gayle Brantuk

This wonderful video was taken by Earl Gass of Imlay Michigan for his local Power Squadron. Wayne Conklin is the builder being interviewed and you’ll be inspired by his beautiful build. Earl hopes that seeing the stunning boat that Wayne built will encourage his fellow Squadron members to build their own. Let’s hope so! Wayne built […]

Zip Builder Interview – Travis Kerbrat

On August 28, 2014, in Outboard Powered, Videos, by Gayle Brantuk

Friend and Glen-L Zip builder, Ted Gauthier, has done another interesting interview. This one is of Travis Kerbrat and the beautiful Glen-L Zip that he built. As mentioned in other posts, once you build the basic hull of any boat and then flip it over, aside from some of the basic inner structure, the boat […]

A Perth Riviera #12 (and final) – April 2014


With the boat completed and ready to be launched, all that remained was a long and frustrating wait for a trailer to be completed.  And long and frustrating it was.  But all things (good and bad) come to an end and so finally dawned the day when then trailer was to arrive and the boat […]

Gentry Gentleman’s Runabout by Neel Thompson

On March 15, 2013, in Cold Molded Construction, Inboard Powered, News From Gayle, Videos, by Gayle Brantuk

Neel Thompson has been at the Glen-L Boatbuilder Gathering in Tennessee the past couple of years and this time, brought his almost-finished Gentry. Neel’s boat is truly a work of craftsmanship even at this point in the construction. He added a couple of unique features. First, he changed the deck so that’s it’s all on […]

Malahini Runabout by Bob Brandenstein

On February 15, 2013, in News From Gayle, Outboard Powered, Videos, by Gayle Brantuk

Bob brought his Malahini to the 2012 (G6) Gathering of Boatbuilders and it was really a hit. This was Bob and his wife’s first time at our event and we really enjoyed getting to know them. Ted Gauthier interviews Bob today and once again did a great job. When I rode in Bob’s boat, I […]