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LA PAZ 22 / Brian Landau / / 3-20-08: Hi, I have started construction on the LA PAZ-22. I am at the setting of the keel into the frames.

LAZY DAZE / Randy Payne / / 04-03-01: Just recieved the plans for the Lazy Daze, will spend the next couple of days reading and buying supplies. After a lot of reseach I am glad to begin building, I was getting tired of looking for a project boat.

L CAPITAN MODEL / Dave Swall / / 5-17-00: I have just completed a model of L Capitan. Started the last week of Oct 99 and completed it May 1, 00. Pictures will be in the next news letter (WebLetter 19). I would like to hear from other model builders. (L Capitan: 17′-3″ Inboard runabout with “fins”, designed 1957, no longer in Glen-L catalog)

L DORADO / David White / Canada / email address not valid 4-8-03 / 9-14-99: Built an L Dorado in 1958? and a second one last winter. I have info on dashbeam, carling, and tail fin as these full size patterns are no longer available. (See Customer Photos)

LITTLE HUNK / Arlon Motsch / / finished 1-6-95 and in use. Nice little boat. I’m using a 70 hp nissan, bracket mounted off the transom rather than mounting inside the hull. Used from flats to open gulf. Runs rough water 4′-6′ in the passes when others are sittin and wishin. Center console, front and rear casting platforms, extra wide gunnels, large bimini (may replace with a market umbrella as it takes up useable space). Only regret is I wish I had gone for the hunky dory in aluminum. Maybe my next project?

LITTLE HUNK / Patrick Shannon / Vancouver Island, Canada / / 4-28-04: Have just started. Building form finished. Cutting and positioning frames at present. 9-11-04: Didn’t do much over the summer. Boat is framed, beveled, faired, and ready to plank. No major problems up to this point. Soaked and steamed the chine – went on easily. Split the sheer and laminated the layers – worked, but prefer steaming – less steps for me to screw-up! Laminated an extra layer to the inside of the sheer between frame #9 and stem. The sheer was becoming a bit to triangular for my liking. Hope other builders are having fun. Take care. 12-22-04: The planking has been completed as has the glassing. At present, the boat is being sanded. The planking went well. Extra time was spent on beveling the frames so the planks would sit against the frames in the bow area. Afterwards I re-read the instructions and discovered this was not necessary – typical Tim Allen move! The plank joints were scarfed. It was a bit tricky trying to attach the bow and mid section to the frame by myself. It would have been easier to butt joint or scarf in place or buy beer and enlist some friends help. The bottem was glassed with some carbon cloth left over from another project. Since the exterior bottom battens are going to be left off, I figured the carbon would add some strength across the bottom and at the joints. Hope to get the boat turned soon so I can get at the interior since it will probably be more time consuming. 8-29-05: It has been awhile since I updated my project, so here goes. Decided not to leave off the bottom battens since most of the beaches will be cobble. Put the antifouling on before turning the boat. Turning the boat was very easy. Built a square platform and attached wheels. Placed a line of old tires where the sheer would hit the floor, unscrewed the boat from the hardback, eased boat on to the tires, and flipped it onto the platform. My wife and I turned it by ourselves before a dinner party where the predinner entertainment was to have been boat turning. So the quests got to drink the beer and wine with no heavy lifting. Built a small cuddy cabin in the bow to act as an anchor locker and for storage. Added deck beams and decked the cuddy, side decks, and transom. Wanted the side decks so there would be a straighter surface to balance against when fishing. Built the interior motor well. Followed the plan directions with the exception of the carriage bolts running through the motor board and shaped blocking. I felt the carriage bolts were a little to large in diameter for the thickness of the shaped blocking. Used thinner lag bolts instead. Have just finished fiberglassing and sanding the decks. Presently working on the sheer rub rails and coamings. The interior, at present, consists of a bench seat in front of the cuddy and seats on either side of the motor well. The latter will provide access to the bilge pumps and storage. Not sure about the rest of the interior. It will, however, consist of a center helm and some more seating to accomodate fuel and batteries. Had planned to have it in the water this Sept., but next spring is more likely, since I still have to outfit, buy a motor and trailer, etc. In any case, the project has gone well so far. In fact, as I get closer I find myself checking the Glen-l catalogue for a next project. Hope everyone is having fun.

LITTLE HUNK / Chris Nichols / Sydney, NSW, /Australia / / 5-5-04: Frame complete will now coat entire frame with a couple of coats of epoxy before I start planking. Very enjoyable.

LITTLE HUNK / Charles Henthorn / Ogden, Utah / / 7-22-04: I received plans for the LITTLE HUNK about a week ago and have spent many hours on the Internet digging up information about how a first-time home boat builder should proceed? I also talked with Patrick Shannon (see registry) about his project, and he passed along some very helpful tips. I contacted Barry with Glen-L customer service, and he got me started down the right path on my dimensional concerns. I’m building this boat for my two youngest sons. They will be fishing big inland lakes and off the Pacific northwest coast. Therefore, I’ve decided not to deviate from the Glen-L plans and building instructions, and NOT build it on the CHEAP as originally planned. Material and tools should start arriving next week.

LITTLE HUNK / Donald Thornton / Fayetteville, TN / / 3-1-05: I started construction in April of 2004. The construction went very well due to the full size patterns. The only real problem I had was bending the sheer clamps. I broke them three times. I ended up splitting them about eight feet on the band saw and then gluing them back in place, worked the first time after that. My friends are coming over to flip the boat on March 2, 2005 and hope to be fishing in the boat by May at least. I will send pictures when completed. What’s best about boat building is the look on people’s faces when you tell them you are building a boat. It is very addictive, I will start another one as soon as I am done with this one… Double Eagle is looking good.

LITTLE HUNK / Jim Wallace / / 11-5-05: Got the plans approximately 1st of Sept or so this year, and have all the frames, breasthook, stem and transom built. Will start assembling shortly. I think this is going to be a fun project.

LITTLE HUNK / Rod Johnson / Mercer Island, Washington / / 7-3-09: I have completed building 10 frames, I have put one coat of epoxy on them. I am now beginning to cut out the transom.

LITTLE HUNK / Bill Stackpole / Portland, Connecticut / / 1-25-10: Finished the ribs but I have a few questions concerning them and the layout of the transom.

LO VOLTAGE / Patrick Morais / Ottawa, Ontario, Canada / 12-22-10: I am a Cabinetmaker for the House of Commons at Parliament Hill in Canada`s capital city of Ottawa. My real goal is to build the Biscayne but I have to please the wife first and decided to start with the Lo Voltage for our new lake cottage property. Great for sunset martini cruises. I received the plans for the Lo Voltage on Dec 13th, did hours and hours of research and studied the plans. Bought my first sheets of 1/4″ marine grade mahogany plywood and of the 6, I have already cut 4 sheets into about 3 hrs building time.
2-1-2011: I am a cabinetmaker and 1st time builder of a boat…I am building the Lo Voltage as my 1st boat, mostly for my partner Melodie. We just bought a lake front cottage and thought that the Lo Voltage would be perfect for our quiet sunset martini cruises. This will be a pre-cursor to building my Biscayne next and will hopefully give me valuable practice at epoxy work. The Lo Voltage is built using the stitch and glue method and will be powered by a golf cart motor and Glenn L’s “ED” propulsion system. I will be building it with a canopy, forward and aft deck and instead of a center console/steering wheel combo I thought I would try my hand at installing a rudder and tiller arm. That’s the great thing about building a boat yourself…customization! I find it amazing to have builders forum “family” like the one we have here with Glen-L! I love how easy going everyone is and very supportive of each other…I find myself just wandering all the other posts and learning almost everyday…especially a little sarcasm at times! Hey as long as we’re building some kind of’s all good! I have about 22 hours into the project so far and hope to have it finished in about 55-65 hours.
If anyone wants to contact me with regards to this project please do so. (See Customer Photos)

LORD NELSON / Geronimo Garvie / / 9-9-98: Building in Argentina -setting up the longitudinal battens. 11-9-98: Starting planking. 3-6-03: Hull is finished. Decking at the moment.

LORD NELSON / Clark McGill / Canton, Ohio / / 10-12-06: Received plans 10/11/06 and started building form.

LUCKY PIERRE / Chuck Stinchfield / / Started 20 June 99, couple hours a day. Have frames set up and putting on chines. Can watch progress on my site

LUCKY PIERRE / Pierre Levesque / Quebec City, Canada / / Boat finished in 1992. Many modifications have been done since. Now making a sailboat from this motor boat.

LUCKY PIERRE / Morton L. Caplan / Big Tancook Island, Nova Scotia / / 9-4-03: Completed several years ago exactly to plans with cockpit well for 15 HP Honda four-stroke outboard. Building required 1,200 hours and was a first time boat building project for moderately experienced wood worker. Cruises at 6.5 knots. Very tender but probably less so with a ton of fish. built in Southern Arizona, now on Big Tancook Island, Nova Scotia.

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