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New Builder from Seattle, Wa

Posted: Sat Sep 15, 2018 10:47 am
by OakHeart
Hey there everyone!

I am starting a build of a boat - a bit different than most here I assume. After looking at the entire Glen L catalogue, I couldn't find the exact thing I was looking for. I really wanted to use Glen L plans, but nothing seemed right. the plans I did end up really liking are from classic wood boat plans - its the 16' deep v ... 6-inboard/

They recommended I read Boatbuilding with Plywood by Glen L, and I plan to order all of my supplies from Glen L as well, hopefully that will qualify me to be on the forums here.

The plans I bought are pretty bare bones without much explanation or order, so I think I might buy similar Glen L plans to use as a rough general procedure list (and if I ever want to build a second boat I guess).

If anyone reading this is from the greater Seattle area: I would love to meet up, have a beer, see your boat/build, and get help starting mine!

For anyone else, feel free to leave some sage advice, tips, pitfalls to watch out for, or words of encouragement :P

Here is to the kick off of a great adventure -


Re: New Builder from Seattle, Wa

Posted: Mon Sep 17, 2018 12:06 pm
by DrBryanJ
Jon: Welcome. Others here have built non Glen-L boats. I would definitely recommend the boat building with plywood book. I also bought plans from classic wooden boats that I did not use. There is much more detail in the Glen-L plans. I don't think I would have been able to build my first boat without the details from Glen. Good luck with your build. Start a thread in power boats and post pics as you go. I know there are several builders in the Seattle area. I'm sure they will chime in.

Re: New Builder from Seattle, Wa

Posted: Tue Sep 18, 2018 4:16 am
by neel thompson
Jon… I agree with Bryan concerning the Classic Wooden Boat plans. I am using their plans to build the Palm Beach 22, and if you haven't done this before, you may be in for a real challenge. You may be ahead of the game if you can find a Glen-L plan you like, and modify it some to suit your needs. Glen-L plans have details, a materials list, and instructions you probably won't find in the CWB plans. Best of luck to you with your build, no mater what plans you use... Neel

Re: New Builder from Seattle, Wa

Posted: Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:56 am
by csixx
Hi there, I'm across the water from you in Bremerton and recently started a Glen-L build.
I'd also recommend the Glen-L book. IMO, with the book in hand, you probably wouldn't need to buy any additional plans.

Re: New Builder from Seattle, Wa

Posted: Fri Sep 21, 2018 11:39 am
by Locutus
Hi Jon and welcome. That's a nice looking design you're planning. Have you considered the similar Glen-L Barrelback? (Well, similar-looking above the waterline anyway.)

I live in Kirkland and built a Stevenson Designs Super Skipjack. Didn't like how it sailed so I'm making some modifications. Phase 1 of those mods should be finished this weekend and I hope to sail her on Sunday. Perhaps you'd like to come along?

Csixx, which design are you building?