Your Glen-L Newsletter
Barrelback built by Tom East,
Clovis, CA
“Tomorrow is the first blank page of a 365 page book. Write a good one.”

Brad Paisley


We're well in to 2019 and I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and New Year's! We sure did.

Now is the time to decide which boat you plan to build in 2019. It starts with getting a set of plans and patterns and then beginning to study them to get your head around how it all goes together. Frequently, the hardest part is deciding which boat to build. Remember that changes to layout can be altered to suit your needs and most designs can be lengthened or shortened by about 10%.

If you need a boat for rough water, a deep vee is a good choice because it can cut through the water and provide a much smoother ride. In our online catalog, the description of the boat will include the words "deep vee" in the title as well as the Characteristics of the design.

If you need help choosing a design, give us a call and we'll do our best to point you in the right direction. Just don't put it off!

Enjoy your Newsletter...
Customer Feedback...
The name of my Scooter is Jiggy Six which was my fathers code name when he was fighting in The Korean War. As a Colonel, they used code names over the radio. I discovered this name when my dad had Alzheimer’s. I asked if he had a code name and he exclaimed “Jiggy Six”

I know your father was a veteran so thought I’d share the story behind the name .

Tom Clark
Scooter builder
Shortly I will begin construction on the Glen-L Ke-Pau for my sons Christmas present, and am getting very excited to give my father the Bonanza plans Christmas Day!

Nick Thwaites
Skeg Versus Fin
We've had several builders inquire about putting fins on their boat; specifically on the Squirt . The following notes should allow you to make a more informed decision as to whether to use a fin or skeg. Continue reading.
Kits for Your Glen-L Boat
Glen-L has Fiberglass Kits, Silicon Bronze Fastening Kits, Stitch & Glue Kits and Sailboat hardware, Sails and Rigging as well. These kits contain the materials specifically needed for the Glen-L boat you're building. Save time and expense by getting a Glen-L Kit! These kits are all listed in our online "Boat Plans Catalog" for the design you're building.
First Attempt at Making a Steel Boat, the Goliath Part 4
15 December, 2018-

Wow, time seems to fly these days.

Since my last update, I got the pair of gensets, removed them from their frames, and started figuring out how I was going to get them in below the decks. There are several things that needed to be decided when I started. Where do the exhausts go, how do they get fuel, where are the dedicated starter batteries attached to or if I am even going to use them, how do I do the controls, (starters, chokes, etc, and in dual form…)  Keep reading
Did you know that Glen-L has all of the underwater hardware you need for your inboard boat? We carry struts, rudders, shaft logs, stuffing boxes, fins, props, prop shafts and a whole bunch more!  Visit our Store
 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.

Some of this month's Galleries are ones that I somehow missed listing from the beginning of the year--I apologize for the delay...
by David McFarren
Portland, OR
 by Alf Judd
Ontario, Canada
by Dave Bomhof
Coral, MI
by Tom East
Clovis, CA
 Updated Galleries:
by Earling Garvie
by Craig King
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
One of the builders of our Hot Rod design, Paul Kane, is quite knowledgeable about boats and motors and has an extensive website with cool stuff on it. Today's link is to his video and photo album page but there's a ton of other great information as well.

On his "Propeller" page, he actually has a spreadsheet you can fill in to determine the prop size for what ever Glen-L "go fast" boat you're building. And, over the years he's become a good friend that frequents our Tennessee gatherings, all the way from Canada! See Paul's site here.

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

At Your Service,
Gayle Brantuk
Glen-L Marine
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"My favorite tool is still my Raptor nail gun glowing a bright neon radioactive brown epoxy color now after much loving use. Saved me countless hours pulling staples."  Dave Lott, Riviera Builder

Glen-L has plans and patterns to build your own camper, trailer, fifth wheel, pick up cover, motorhome and camping trailer. Build your own RV for much less than buying one and YOU get to customize it.