Your Glen-L Newsletter
Whitehall by Josh Desko

“You’re braver than you believe,
and stronger than you seem,
and smarter than you think.”

- A.A. Milne


Hello Glen-L Family! I hope you are doing well. We're still getting rain here in California which is taking us out of the drought we've been in for so long. I'm sure the water rates here in the Golden State will be dropping very soon... in our dreams!

We're enjoying the change in weather and looking forward to more sunny days. I'm sure you folks are too. We had a nice visit from friend and Glen-L boatbuilder Bob Maskel and his girlfriend Vicky yesterday. They are from Minnesota and were very much enjoying a break from the sub zero temperatures!

I hope you enjoy your Newsletter...
Customer Feedback...
After seeing the exceptional plans you sent for the Jet Cat , Glen-L was the first place I went for plans for the future boat. Previously, all the boat plans I worked from were either one or two sheets.  Your Jet Cat plans with full size patterns and step by step instructions made the others seem incomplete. 

I purchased a set of plans for your Minuet Sailboat design a while back, it looks like a classic design that you might have seen in the Florida Keys in the early 1900’s. I think it’s great that you also sell sails, rigging and hardware kits for your designs, I plan to order them when it gets a little closer to construction time.

Ron Andersen

Glen-L carries a selection of Johnson OJ Propellers from their “Legend” line. Johnson has been making props since 1936, so they know what they’re doing! See our full line of  props on our site .

Following are instructions courtesy of Michigan Wheel, for installing a propeller:

  1. Push propeller snugly onto shaft taper WITHOUT key in either keyway (propeller or shaft).
  2. Make sure the propeller is snug and there is no side to side movement by gently moving propeller back and forth.
  3. Make a line on the shaft with a non-graphite marker at the forward end of the propeller where it stops up against the shaft taper. Continue reading...

Hi-tensile aluminum casting for supporting the rudder shaft. The quadrant or tiller arm can ride below or above the bracket. The bracket fastens between or on top of the engine stringers. Furnished with brass bushing and aluminum angles. Length 3" x 28", 1" or 1-1/8" cast Aluminum. Items #90-032 & 90-033.

 Boatbuilder Galleries

Thank you for posting photos in the Glen-L Galleries--Congratulations for pursuing your dream! Each of you has done beautiful work and should be very proud...
Click the thumbnails below to view some of the latest Builder Galleries.
by Mike Edberg
Nacogdoches, TX
 by Arno Bross
by Stan Hancock
St. Louis, FL
by Ian, Roger & Murray
New Zealand, 1966/67
by Steve Rein aka Weasel
Clear Lake, MN
by Rafa Prohens
 Updated Galleries:
by Eugen Frunza
Ontario, Canada
by Craig King
Kemah, TX
by Kenny Cooper
Nashville, TN
by John Vanderzyde
Ontario, Canada
It's simple to post your photos in our Gallery. See our online instructions that walk you through step-by-step how to do it:
Your Link Of The Week
Did you know that Glen-L designs have been featured on many television shows and movies over the years? Read all about it on our site and see which famous actor is currently building one of our boats on a popular TV series!

Until next time, build more boats...Glen-L boats that is!

At Your Service,
Gayle Brantuk
Glen-L Marine
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