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Rebel by Brian H. Wilmers,  Michigan

Rebel by Brian H. Wilmers December 17, 2006 I built a Rebel from scratch in 1970 while in 12th Grade of High School, which makes it 37 years old in 2007! The year before I had built a Glen L MiniMaxed. I started the rebel in Wood shop class and finished it in the summer of 1970 and launched it in July of that year. I still have it with a 1972 50 HP Johnson on it. It stills runs great and pulls a skier or two without trouble. Calm water is best with the fairly flat hull design. It is a real conversation piece and has given us alot of fun over the years. I purchased the plans and galvanized fastener kit from Glen L. I believe the plans were $14.00 at that time! I used an electric teakettle with a funnel on top to steam bend the chines. If anyone is building a Rebel I can answer questions--I remember the process like it was yesterday. Attached are two pictures of it from 1970 with a Chrysler 50HP on it. I put the Johnson on it in 1974. Brian H. Wilmers Michigan

Rebel by Scott Harris

Subject: completion of Rebel Date: Fri, 2 Jul 1999 16:16:48 -0500 Hello all at Glen-L, I just wanted to say thanks for providing such great plans and frame kits. I have just completed your Rebel design in May of 1999. After starting in January of 1998 with your frame kit, I spent about 18 months and about 900 hours on the boat in my garage, well two garages actually. During that 18 month period, I also had a new house build and had a new baby. So as you can see, I\'ve been quite productive during the last year and a half.

Rebel by Cory Strickland

Rebel by Cory Strickland, Frenchmans Cove, Newfoundland, Canada August 8, 2009

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