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Glen-L Boatbuilder Interviews?

Post by John B » Fri Jun 06, 2008 12:32 pm

I'm thinking of adding a section to the Glen-L website for posting video interviews of our builders . . .

What questions would you like to see addressed in these interviews?

Here are some potential questions that I've come up with, so far:

1. What made you decide to choose a Glen-L design?
2. How has/have your family/friends/neighbors reacted/helped/enjoyed the building process (and the completed boat, if finished)?
3. Did you require any help? If so, where did you find it?
4. Describe your feelings about the process, from selecting your design through the building process to completion.
5. How did you get interested in building your own boat?

I hope you'll all give us a little input so that we can provide you with somthing you'll find both interesting and informative.

Thanks!

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Post by Cec » Sat Jun 07, 2008 3:22 am

* What has been the most enjoyable part of the build for you?

* Looking back, what would you have done differently?
Some mornings it just doesn't seem worth it to gnaw through the leather straps.

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Post by John B » Mon Jun 09, 2008 7:32 am

Thanks! Great suggestions!

Everyone, please send more suggestions

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Post by Nova SS » Mon Jun 09, 2008 8:54 am

would you do it again?

OR

was it worth it to you or would you just buy a boat next time?

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What problems, how did you overcome them

Post by Rational Root » Mon Jul 21, 2008 2:07 pm

What problems did you have ?
How did you overcome them ?
What tricks or techniques would you like to share ?
What would you do diferently ?

Was there any things that you learnt that you would have like to have known from the outset?
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Post by Butch Barto » Thu Nov 13, 2008 5:19 am

Hi John When I go to shows I get ask #1 How long did it take?

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Re: Glen-L Boatbuilder Interviews?

Post by thudpucker » Sun Nov 14, 2010 1:53 pm

Also:
How much help was posting your questions on the Forum?
What did you learn, that you did not know or thought of aforehand, when you visited the Forum?
Were you able to buy or borrow what you might have needed from Forum members?
Were you able to make small (or Large) alterations to the Glen-l design?
Was the Site helpful in that effort?
Why did you deviate from the plans?
Did your idea work?
Should you have stayed with the Plan?

Looking back, what sticks out in your mind as "right", "wrong" etc with the Plan, the idea, the construction and finally that last piece in place, the usage of the boat?

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Re: Glen-L Boatbuilder Interviews?

Post by DaveLott » Sun Nov 14, 2010 1:57 pm

I cannot resist

How much sandpaper did you use? :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Post by kens » Sun Nov 14, 2010 6:15 pm

Butch Barto wrote:Hi John When I go to shows I get ask #1 How long did it take?

I get the same question, I tell them " I dont know, it aint done yet."
Oak is over rated, everything about it takes extra time; then it warps, splits or checks !!! :roll:

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Re: Glen-L Boatbuilder Interviews?

Post by Retroman » Mon Mar 05, 2012 10:34 am

How much $$$$$$$$$$?
How Long did it take?
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Re: Glen-L Boatbuilder Interviews?

Post by thudpucker » Mon Mar 05, 2012 11:06 am

The hardest question of all.....when is it "DONE"?
What's it look like when it's completely finished?
Why'd you build it?
To look at it or use it?
I have known guys who just couldn't resist a little 'sea trial' when it was obviously a work in progress. And that's about as far as the Work and Progress went!

I wish I had pictures of some of my old boats. :|

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Re: Glen-L Boatbuilder Interviews?

Post by Andy Garrett » Tue Mar 06, 2012 5:00 am

thudpucker wrote:I have known guys who just couldn't resist a little 'sea trial' when it was obviously a work in progress. And that's about as far as the Work and Progress went!
I'm scared to put mine on the water until it's done for just that reason. :wink:
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Re: Glen-L Boatbuilder Interviews?

Post by BobWillson » Wed Mar 07, 2012 11:13 am

Great Idea!

What tools did you find most helpful in the build ?
What would you do differently if you were doing it again?
What was the most challanging part of the project?
What was the most fun part of the project?
Bob
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Re: Glen-L Boatbuilder Interviews?

Post by thudpucker » Wed Mar 07, 2012 12:05 pm

"What was the most Challenging part of the project?"

I think it was talking myself into opening the Garage doors where the project was still waiting for me :lol:

I'm bad at procrastinating.
If I had a project in mind, like a big boat, I'd have to have all the pieces and process's ready to snap in!
Make it quick and I want to see some progress in a hurry and every time I open those doors!.

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Re: Glen-L Boatbuilder Interviews?

Post by tsmitherman » Wed Mar 07, 2012 2:09 pm

What would you do differently if you were doing it again?
I agree with Bob Wilson on this one. It would be at the top of my list.
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