Porpoise, what is it?

On May 8, 2015, in Designer Articles, by Glen L. Witt

Planing boats can have a condition where the boat “bounces” in the planing attitude and will longitudinally teeter totter back and forth. In severe cases the boat can leap clear of the water. In either case, the ride is rough and uncomfortable. A small amount of porpoise is desirable in faster boats as they shouldn’t […]

Tuffy, So Dear To My Heart

On October 17, 2014, in News From Gayle, Outboard Powered, by Gayle Brantuk

by Cliff Steele (originally written for Heartland Boating) Forty years ago this month we built “TUFFY” our first boat…but, before I tell you about TUFFY, I must go back 50 years. I was 12 back then & enjoyed a hobby that later would lead me and introduce me to a life long relation with boating. […]

My Top Ten

On December 17, 2013, in News From Gayle, by Gayle Brantuk

Looking back and reminiscing on the Bo-Jest build, time to note the top ten: #1 Most satisfying – The scope and complexity made it challenging which in turn made it fun. #2 Most expensive – Powerplant. Total cost around $4000 for two motors and gearboxes (have spare one). The spare was purchased for sentimental reasons […]

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. […]

DIY Stern Light and Flag Pole in PVC

On July 25, 2013, in Shop Talk: Tips and Techniques, by Gayle Brantuk

by Jeff Hovis (JeffH on the Glen-L Forum) You can do some interesting things with PVC. I made a stern light/flag mast from PVC and then veneered it with Mahogany veneer. I used the stuff without the paper backing. You simply roll the back side with yellow Tite Bond glue and let it dry until […]