Malahini – Time Well Wasted

On February 25, 2011, in Build Your Dream Boat Series, News From Gayle, Videos, by Gayle Brantuk

Continuing the boat building dream #27… Today’s interview is only one minute long and this craftsman is truly living his dream in the boat he built himself…   The Malahini is a 16′ Classic Runabout and one of our most popular designs. This is the largest of the “classic mahogany runabouts” designed for plywood construction and […]

Changing a Runabout to an Open Utility Cockpit

On October 27, 2010, in News From Gayle, by Gayle Brantuk

We frequently get questions about opening up the cockpit of a runabout design, such as the Zip, to make it one large open cockpit. This is also referred to as a “utility cockpit”. In most cases, this alteration is feasible and simple to do. Plans for runabouts may have a mid-deck with beams that extend completely […]