Torpedo Plans Now Available!

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Gayle Brantuk
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Torpedo Plans Now Available!

Postby Gayle Brantuk » Tue Oct 04, 2016 10:38 am

Thanks to Roberta and her proof build of the Glen-L Torpedo, the plans and patterns have now been corrected and are available for purchase from Glen-L. We can't thank Roberta enough for all of her help and for believing in Glen and his designs. We are forever grateful.

For all of you who followed Roberta's build, I want to give you a little insight on what the issue was with the original plans. The original section drawings were correct but were transferred incorrectly to the full size patterns. This is what we originally suspected, but we re-lofted the boat again just to verify it and this was indeed the issue. Once we had the re-lofted dimensions for the frames, they were verified with Roberta's final frame measurements. Then the changes were made.

Glen continues to be baffled about how he made this mistake. I, on the other hand, am amazed at how easy it would be to do. I certainly have a renewed appreciation of what goes into designing a boat from scratch by hand--no computer! The ability to visualize each part of the build and then explain and illustrate how to do it, is really challenging. And of course, on the other end as a builder, trying to decipher what the designer is trying to convey can be equally challenging! That's pretty much the nature of the beast.

Anyway, thank you for your patience and we look forward to seeing more Torpedo's on the water soon!


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Re: Torpedo Plans Now Available!

Postby rbrandenstein » Tue Oct 04, 2016 12:38 pm

Great news! A long story, but a happy ending.
A wonderful addition to the Glen-L catalogue.
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Re: Torpedo Plans Now Available!

Postby Dave Grason » Tue Oct 04, 2016 1:00 pm

I WANT ONE.... of everything! :lol:
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Re: Torpedo Plans Now Available!

Postby Roberta » Tue Oct 04, 2016 3:54 pm

:D :D :D :D :D :D

Roberta :D :D :D :D :D
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Re: Torpedo Plans Now Available!

Postby steveh41 » Wed Oct 05, 2016 8:53 am

It's a real beauty... hats off to Roberta for creating a stunning example of Glen's remarkable design! Looking forward to seeing more Torpedoes to come...

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