Sanding Board for Concave Curves

On June 18, 2015, in Shop Talk: Tips and Techniques, by Gayle Brantuk

Brian Barbata in Hawaii is building a Glen-L Monte Carlo and shares with us today some modifications he made to his sanding board that he thinks make it more useful for getting into those pesky concave curves on classic runabouts. Adhesive paper of the size needed for these boards only comes in rolls, and not a […]

Decking – the icing on the cake

On March 27, 2015, in Designer Articles, by Glen L. Witt

Icing isn’t necessary on a cake, but it sure makes it look and taste even better. An attractive wooden deck on a boat is similar. It doesn’t change the basic boat, but does enhance the appearance; often many times over. Now let’s understand that we have nothing against the fisherman, hunter, or workboat operator who […]

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 […]

Which Boat Will You Build?

On January 10, 2014, in Glen-L Styles, News From Gayle, by Gayle Brantuk

Sometimes the hardest part of building a boat is actually deciding which one to build. After 60 years in the business of providing plans and patterns for the amateur boat builder, Glen-L does have quite a selection. In fact, we have over 300 different models to choose from. Another component to the decision  is how […]

Crafting A Classically Styled Cabin Cruiser named “Some Other Time”

On September 5, 2013, in Glen-L Styles, by John B

Editors Note: The following post was submitted by Carl Smoot who is “Crafting A Classically Styled Cabin Cruiser named ‘Some Other Time.’” See Carl’s Glen-L Vera Cruise Photo Gallery here.  You can also view his complete build on the Glen-L Forum. Recently, I’ve become aware that I had reached a crossing point in my boat build project. […]