First attempt at making a steel boat, the Goliath-Pt 5

On December 21, 2020, in Builder Blogs, Steel Construction, by Dan Hennis

You can read Part One of this blog here Part Two is here Part Three is here Part Four is here November 23, 2020 OK all, it has been some time since the last update, but there have been extenuating circumstances. Most of them centered around the need for a bigger building space. To be […]

Titan Tug to take to the waters of Georgia Strait


Latest additions to the Blog   A note on the blog notes; I’m building the blog notes – latest at the top, oldest at the bottom.  So if something doesn’t make sense, scroll down and pick the story up where it starts, then work your way back to see where it finishes.  I am also […]

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 […]

Console Skiff Interview

On October 12, 2012, in Glen-L Styles, by Gayle Brantuk

Today’s interview is another one of Kevin Brown of Cape Canaveral, Florida. In 2010, we interviewed Kevin and titled the post “Warning! Boatbuilding is an Addition”. That’s because Kevin has so far built 5  boats. He’s built the Tubby Tug, Squirt, Console Skiff and is currently building the Kingfisher. Back after he built the Tubby […]

2011 Gathering of Boat Builders

On September 23, 2011, in News From Gayle, by Gayle Brantuk

  Last weekend John and I, along with our friends Richard and Karen, left California for our favorite event of the year, the Gathering of Boatbuilders at Nickajack Lake in Tennessee. This is the fifth year the Gathering (veterans call it “G5”) has been held and each time we walk away even more amazed. This […]