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Glen-L 14 by Bill Dezen, Penfield, NY

Attached is a photo taken this summer of my Glen-L 14 that I completed over the past 5 years. It was great building it and it is also great sailing it. We sail in Canandaigua Lake and motor on the Erie Canal here in Western New York. sincerely, Bill Dezen Penfield, NY

Glen-L 14 by Mark Park, North Wilkesboro, NC

May 6, 2008 I\'ve been working on my GL-14 with my two daughters for over a year now. We did make the frames but I can not find the images from that stage.

Glen-L 15 by Mike Flynn

Darla: I finished and launched \"My Own Hands\" in late September. Now that the ice and snow is here, I have put her safely away and have some time to send out pictures. It was a challenging labor of love. There were times when I thought I had made too many mistakes to cover, that it would never float let alone sail. I was wrong. She sails beautifully--especially when I put a knowledgeable sailor at the helm! Thanks for your support and the support of the Glen-L staff during the process. Sincerely, Mike Flynn

Glen-L 19 by Charlie Man

I have always liked the double ended boats, maybe that was because my peapod was double ended. But there is a problem with these boats, small double ended boats didn\'t have a lot of comfort space. My wife didn\'t like to go out in the peapod because there wasn\'t any room to sit. I liked gaff rigged boats because of the larger sail area with lower center of effort, but they do have the greater weight up on the mast due to the gaff. The boat I was looking for had to be trailerable and be capable of sailing in shallow water, so a fixed keel boat was out. I guess I just wanted a plain ole\' sloop rigged sailboat. I found one (the Glen-L 19) in Texas. It was a salty looking thing and I thought it would serve my needs as a project boat and sail thing. I bought the boat from a man in Texas in 2004 and have steadily redone much of the boat. I think I saved this Glen L 19 from a chain saw. My wife insists that is all anybody else would have done with it. The boat had a rotten roof, a rotten deck on my initial inspection, but the big surprise was yet to come. It also had a rotten swing keel trunk. Although I didn\'t notice this when I bought it. Note: Double your efforts to find problems when there is water in the boat. I have some tips for boat builders: Do not use plain steel screws! It does not matter that the hull is covered on the outside with fiberglass and resin. Water gets on the inside from rain and condensation. Even Maranti plywood will rot with nail sickness; so does Cyprus. I think the Glen L 19 is a good sailing boat. It sails well into the wind and has enough mass to make turns into the wind without backwinding the jib, something a good Hobby Cat friend insists on doing, which reduces progress by over correcting for a problem that doesn\'t exist . The 19 has almost cavernous interior, as long as you are 4\' tall, just sit there. The lack of the mast through the roof and the flat floor only adds to the roominess. I have noted that there is only one other Glen L 19 in the archives. That is surprising in that it is one of the largest boats that can be trailered and sailed easily single handed. Sometimes I just can\'t get a crew together to sail. I have attached a couple of pictures of the craft and would like to hear from others that have built Glen L 19. (See Project Registry for contact information.)


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