Adventures in the Amp Eater aka “Aquatron”

On October 14, 2020, in Glen-L Styles, by Gayle Brantuk

by David Fannon This year Melissa and I along with our son Wayne decided to go on a new adventure in our Glen-L Amp Eater, “Aquatron“. We registered to be a participant in the Wye Island Challenge Electric Boat Marathon which took place on Friday, 2 October. The 24-mile course begins at the Miles River […]

Tug-Along 18 Interview with Wayne Conklin

On May 15, 2015, in News From Gayle, Plywood Construction, Stitch and Glue Construction, Videos, by Gayle Brantuk

This wonderful video was taken by Earl Gass of Imlay Michigan for his local Power Squadron. Wayne Conklin is the builder being interviewed and you’ll be inspired by his beautiful build. Earl hopes that seeing the stunning boat that Wayne built will encourage his fellow Squadron members to build their own. Let’s hope so! Wayne built […]

Stitch and Glue or Conventional Plywood Construction?

On January 23, 2015, in News From Gayle, Plywood Construction, Stitch and Glue Construction, by Gayle Brantuk

Plywood boats are commonly built by two methods, conventional and Stitch and Glue. Conventional plywood boatbuilding has been used since plywood became practical for boat use. It’s a modification of the methods used for the old conventional planked boats that seem to last forever. Although most think Stitch and Glue is new, it has been around quite […]

Filleting: What Is It? Where Can You Use It?


Once you’ve tried filleting, you will find any number of applications for this technique, but it is used most extensively in Stitch-N-Glue construction. A fillet is a radiused bead of resin putty at the inside corner of wood junctions. Fillets are commonly applied where plywood parts join (such as planking junctions), where bulkheads mate to the […]

Glen-L Boatbuilder Enjoys “Aqua Therapy”


Note: This article first appeared in “The Commoner”, the official publication of Canda’s House of Commons. At The Commoner, we love to share stories that showcase what our colleagues do in their spare time — which is why we are thrilled to share this story about the unique hobby of House of Commons Master Cabinetmaker and […]