Your Glen-L Newsletter

I hope you're doing well. This is a busy time of year for us here at Glen-L as it seems lots of people are getting ready to start building their very own boat for the next boating season! Plus, since we carry inboard hardware, there are a lot of people needing struts and shafts, propellers or other items. It keeps us hopping! We sure do appreciate the business, by the way.

Our 10th annual Gathering of Glen-L boatbuilders is quickly approaching so be sure and read the notice about it below if you're interested. It's in Guild, Tennessee and is a great opportunity for you to see our designs in person.

Enjoy your Newsletter!
Your Daily Inspiration...
"There is a powerful driving force inside every human being that, once unleashed, can make any vision, dream, or desire a reality."
- Anthony Robbins                                              
Glen-L Squirt
built by Art Atkinson, Bloomfield Village, MI 

Congratulations to Art Atkinson for taking second place in the Contemporary/Replica class at Les Cheneaux Island Antique Wooden Boat show!
His Squirt, named "Work of Art" is shown above.

My dad and I often talk about how things have changed in the 97 years he’s been around. He was born in 1918 and not many people had cars or telephones, the movies were silent and radio or live theatre was the entertainment. Women didn’t work outside the home and men knew how to do just about anything.

When my father started Glen-L, a lot more people built things by hand. Mostly because they couldn’t afford it otherwise but also because they had more of an “I can do it myself” attitude. Our plans and patterns are very detailed and provide all the information to build an awesome boat. But, there was never any information included on how to wire your boat for any electronics you want to have on board. 

Read the article here.  
Here are photos of flipping this 28′ version of the Monte Carlo. Sorry they are a little out of order! It is a process that is safe and usable for any boat where you have no overhead structure to work with. Two “lift/roll” frames were built, each about 1/3 from the bow/stern, out of 4×4 posts and dual 2×8’s across, about 2′ higher than the max beam of the Read the rest here.
Glen-L Design Prints - $24.99
  Need inspiration for building your boat? Want to fuel your passion with a visible reminder of your dream boat? A high-gloss print of your Glen-L dream boat is the answer! Now you can have the beautiful line drawing profile and top view of the boat you desire printed on quality high-gloss photo paper, Frame it and hang it on your wall and let the inspiration begin! Order yours today!
The 13.5′  Power Row Skiff  was my first boat build. The plans were given to me as a gift a few years ago and I finally got around to starting. At first glance at the plans I  was wondering “where are the missing sheets” but after studying them and going through the process I figured it out.

Glen-L Forum member, Graham recently registered his Glen-L boat in Canada. He posted such a great detailed step-by-step outline of what to do that I asked his permission to reprint it on our Blog. Many of you ask about registering your boat and this should be helpful for those of you in Canada.  Read the article here

For those of you in the US, the rules are different for every state. There's a great website that links to where to register your boat in your state--just click on your state here!

The 10 Year Gathering of Glen-L Boatbuilders

This year's Gathering is quickly approaching! Here's a taste of some of the boats that will be there; Gentry, Torpedo, Tahoe, Sea Knight, True Grit, Monte Carlo, Zip(s), Tubby Tug, Squirt, Utility, "hybrid" Riviera, Malahini, Belle Isle, GeronimoBull's-Eye, Tempest and Double Eagle. You don't want to miss it! Here are the details:

Who:  All are invited whether you're a boat builder or not
What:  G10 - Gathering of Glen-L Boatbuilders
When:  September 16 - 18, 2016
Where:  Hale's Bar Marina & Resort in Guild, Tennessee
How:  Find the details on the Forum.

See photos from past Gatherings on our Site.
 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--the latest galleries are usually at the bottom of the linked pages unless it states otherwise:

 Updated Galleries:
(27th from top)
by Guy Young
by Joe Carnevale
Mason, MI

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:

How to Register & Add Photos & Posts
How to Add Your Own Photos
How to Add Your Own Story
Featured Products

Only $127 - The Glen-L Poxy-Shield Glue Kit contains a 1.2 Gallon Kit of Poxy-Shield and a 1 pound bag of Silica filler.

This combination of our 5 to 1 Poxy-Shield Epoxy combined with #1 Silica is THE glue of choice for Glen-L's Shop Foreman. Glen-L Poxy-Shield has great workability, gap filling properties and a long shelf life.


Specifically designed for optimum adhesive properties. Not a general-purpose resin made for coating and then modified with filler to act as an adhesive. When fully cured, it is unaffected by water, oil, kerosene, and many other chemicals. It will not stain wood and is immune to fungus and rot. GelMagic is ideal for stitch-and-glue, plywood, strip built and glued lap strake construction. 


This photo was featured on the original Glen-L literature from the early 50's. This stylish 18" x 24" poster is a beautiful addition to your work space. And, the message will encourage you as you build! Looks great framed for your office too! Get yours today! Only $20


When mixed, System Three Flotation Foam undergoes a chemical reaction that produces polyurethane foam in a 2lb/ft3 density, United States Coast Guard approved for flotation. This Gallon Kit makes approximately 5 cubic feet.

Your Link of the Week
We're very happy to now have electrical design plans for your Glen-L or any other boat. Please be sure and order a set if you haven't already so you and your passengers will be safe on the water--you can get them here.

That's it for this week! Have a wonderful weekend and until next time... build more boats. Glen-L boats, that is!

At Your Service,

Gayle Brantuk