A-Lure – A Continuation…

On October 9, 2012, in Glen-L Styles, by Soloboat

It has been six plus years and I am ready to test this boat; not an official “launch” –  just a test to see if I have succeeded.

Malahini by Ian Gruber (aka Iggy), Leduc, AB

On July 5, 2012, in Builder Blogs, Outboard Powered, by Iggy

Here is my photo gallery of my Malahini build “Old Black Rum”, her maiden voyage was on June 16th, 2012. The step-by-step build diary is located on Glen-L’s boatbuilder forum website here: A few quick stats: Old Black Rum is named after our favorite drink and namesake song by the band “Great Big […]

Building the Yukon just a little bigger.

On June 12, 2012, in Inboard Powered, Plywood Construction, by Tom Schmidt

I’m a retired military vessel master with saltwater in my veins. I have always wanted a boat we could live aboard and enjoy our retirement. The cost of a vessel of this size was more than I wanted to try to finance so I decided to build my own. That way when I get it […]

Whitehall electric launch

On December 19, 2011, in Glen-L Styles, by paul

Hi fellow boatbuilders, I used the blueprints for the hull and added a fore and aft deck for floatation and storage. The middle rowing bench encloses 4 semitraction batteries and the drive and control head for the motor. I used a 80 pound minn kota electric motor built into the rudder which will drive the […]

Why Are Boats Named After Women?

On December 9, 2011, in Glen-L Styles, WebLetters, by John B

For centuries, mankind has braved the ocean in an effort to explore the wide-open spaces of the world. Boating is now more of a pastime than a necessity, although many of the old nautical traditions still exist. One of the most enduring traditions of the sea is the concept of naming a vessel. Boats are historically named […]