Roberta’s Torpedo Proof Boat

On October 4, 2016, in Inboard Powered, News From Gayle, by Gayle Brantuk

UPDATE: The corrected Torpedo Plans & Patterns are now available from Glen-L here!!! The above photo and article below was taken from the WoodyBoater website. Thanks to fellow Woody Boater Roberta Hegy for sending in this wonderful story of building a proof of build for Glen L and Roberta herself. Thanks again for sharing, take […]

Why Fiberglass A Boat?

On May 28, 2015, in Designer Articles, WebLetters, by Gayle Brantuk

The following article is excerpted from our book, “How to Fiberglass a Boat”.   It may seem self-evident why one should want to cover a boat with fiberglass. But the surprising thing is that many people do not realize the REAL reasons. Some just assume that it’s the thing to do because they’ve seen it […]

Bubbles in Epoxy

On January 9, 2015, in Fiberglassing, Shop Talk: Tips and Techniques, by Gayle Brantuk

So, you decided to build a boat and do the right thing and coat it with epoxy. But, for some reason, when the epoxy dries there are tiny bubbles all over the surface. There are two common causes of bubbles in epoxy. One, air escaping from newly coated wood. This usually only happens on the […]

Boatbuilder Tips

On January 3, 2014, in News From Gayle, by Gayle Brantuk

This week I came across a couple of really good tips from other builders on our Forum and one via email. If you’ve built a boat before or many times, you may think the way you do things is common knowledge. But,often, it isn’t. We welcome any comments you have and additional ideas and helpful […]

Why Use Cartridges?

On November 8, 2013, in News From Gayle, Plywood Construction, Shop Talk: Tips and Techniques, by Gayle Brantuk

(This article is reprinted with permission from the System Three Blog) The most common errors using two-part resin systems packaged in cans or bottles involve measuring and mixing mistakes.  Over the years we’ve seen just about every conceivable way to make these errors.  These include everything from forgetting to include either the resin or hardener […]