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Hall Craft V-Drive repair parts
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Motors, Sterndrives & Accessories
Outboard Motor Mfrs
Inboard, Outboard and I/O repair parts
Power for Electric Boats
Rub Rails
Sailboat Spars
Sliding Seats
Windows
Windshield Brackets
Upholstery
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Glen-L projects

  • Wesley de Bie's Flying Saucer build   November 2012: "A bit more then 3 years ago I bought the plans for the 12'3" Flying Saucer Runabout, to build it for my education. It is not done yet but it has come a long way now."
  • Tom Strong's ALPHA 2   "More pictures of parts & pieces have been added", 7-16-00
  • ARGOSY    Great photos of an Argosy currently being refurbished in Cape Elizabeth, ME
  • CABIN SKIFF    Step by step photos; nicely done page by Ray Macke. Mr. Macke has added pages on building his own boat trailer. Check it out if you are considering building your own trailer.
  • CABIN SKIFF    "I was looking for a project that both my kids and I would enjoy working on in the afternoons, after work, and on the weekends. Something that, once finished, we could enjoy the fruits of our work"... Edward Andrews
  • DRIFTER   New Zealand fly fishing guides..
  • FOAMEE/SEA KAYAK   I just completed my third Glen-L boat in the last year: the Sea Kayak. I have updated my web site with descriptions of the Foamee and the two Sea Kayaks. Finally have some pictures of the sailing Foamee up on the web site. (2-02)
  • HOT ROD    "This web site chronicles the construction of of a Glen-L 17' V-drive ski boat. This 1960's style boat will be powered by a 283 cubic inch Chevrolet small block V8." (1-05)
  • MALAHINI by Bill Shaw
  • MARK TWAIN   Site shows Sandi and Lee Freeman's Mark Twain project. Lee and Sandi previously built the Gypsy. (See WebLetter 1 in "News Letters" on our site.).
  • Bruce Dow's Glen-L MONACO Project
  • RELIANT   Step by step photos of the Reliant under construction. (11-03)
  • RIVIERA  This is an extremely well done site. If you are interested in the Monaco or Riviera, or in cold-molded construction in general, go to this site. Mark Bronkalla has great information on tools and jigs for making longitudinal scarf joints and notches. Good information all well written and displayed.
  • Sherwood Queen   Bob's Boat, good construction photos of a work in progress.
  • A Glen-L Squirt named Scoop  Photos and details about finished boat.
  • Drew's SQUIRT build
  • SQUIRT by Hakan Zorlu
  • TANGO   If you are interested in the Glen-L Tango... Welcome to Bob's World.
  • TANGO I have put up a website for my Tango build. ...Kevin Gough
  • TUBBY TUG "This is the second boat I have built but the first Glen-L design. I will be building boats in the future but I will NEVER build another boat unless it is a Glen-L Design." Kevin Brown

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Information sources

  • amateurboatbuilding.com   Forum, links, articles for boatbuilders.
  • American Power Boat Association, APBA:  APBA is the main governing body for all the boat racing that occurs in the US.
  • Bishop Museum, Honolulu, Hawaii   The museum of the Pacific and its peoples. The museum has publications describing construction of traditional Polynesian outrigger canoes and catamarans.
  • Boat Transport   1stAboard - Free boat transport board where individuals can receive quotes for moving their boat from multiple carriers.
  • CANPLY   CANPLY, The Canadian Plywood Association represents manufacturers of plywood, veneer and veneer composite products in Canada. Information: Free DIY PLY*Plans, Product/Grade information, Canadian Species Guide, Standards information, Downloadable literature.
  • Classic V-Drive Boat Club of America   If you are interested in classic v-drive boats.
  • Chris-Craft Links page. This site has a good link page for those interested in Chris-Craft boats and their upkeep.
  • Duck Hunter's Boat Page   A great resource for those interested in duck boats.
  • Fiberglassics   Information about classic Fiberglass boats. Includes histories and brochures. Navigation is a pain, but there are a lot of resources about fiberglass boats.
  • Gondola building   Thom Price went to Venice, Italy to learn how to make gondolas; it makes a great story and if you are interested in becoming a gondola builder, "Lo Squero is a place where people can come from all over the world and learn about the traditional boatbuilding of Venice and beyond". This site is definitely worth a visit.
  • MarineEngine.com,   Free photo classified ads for marine engines: inboard, outboard, parts.
  • The Mariner's Museum, Newport News, VA.
  • Maritime History   A guide to maritime history resources on the Internet. Includes an extensive list of maritime museums online.
  • Mystic Seaport Museum "Mystic Seaport is our country's leading maritime museum and champion of the American maritime experience that connects us all." It's also a cool place to visit if you are interested in boats and history.
  • Michigan Propeller,   Use their on-line form to get a recommendation for a propeller for your inboard boat.
  • OldMarineEngine.com,   "Research, and classified ads for collectors of pre-1940 marine engines. Engine manufacturer histories, advertisements, and engine catalogs."
  • Boat Painting Guide   Information re. InterLux paints, how-to and answers to painting questions.
  • Port Carling Boats   Information about the Muskoka, Ontario Canada area and photos of classic wooden boats
  • PT Boats   The restoration of PT 309. Find out more about PT boats, photos, history...
  • Class Sailboats    Kitty says that she has over 600 web sites listed for those who want to find out about class sailboats.
  • Smithsonian ship plan collection   A good source for model builders.
  • Super Stock Racing   "Home page of the Super Stock Racing Series. Flat bottom Sprint Boats."
  • V-Drive boats   This is a private site that is looking for support from others interested in v-drive boats.
  • Water Skiing   Waterskiing/wakeboarding bulletin board, events listing, tournament results, and more.
  • Westlawn Institute of Marine Technology    If you are interested in learning more about boat design... they are a respected company that has been around since Noah.
  • Wooden Boat Foundation    Port Townsend, WA. A center for maritime education. Site has a chandlery, which includes funky stuff for traditional boatbuilding.
  • Forest Products Laboratory    Information about domestic and imported lumber, including, Uses.
  • WoodWeb:   A very good resource for information on wood. What is fuming? Where have all the chestnut trees gone? and more...
  • U.S. Coast guard   The USCG official site

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Airboat Propellers

  • ASKEY Propeller Co.
    8515 Old Denton Rd
    Keller, TX 76248
    817-431 3160

  • ArrowProp (formerly Sportcraft)
    PO Box 610
    Meeker, OK 74855
    405-279 3833

  • Sensenich Propellers
    2008 Wood Court
    Plant City, FL 33563
    813-752 3711
  • Whirlwind Propellers
    1860 Joe Crosson Drive, Suite J
    El Cajon, CA 92020
    (619) 562-3725


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Bead & Cove Bits

  • Bead & Cove Bits for stripper construction
    • MLCS Professional Woodworking Prod
      PO Box 4053
      Rydal PA 19046 - 800/533 9298




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Boatbuilders

  • MarCo Nautical Creations "Let Us Build Your Next Boating Adventure!"
    (865) 621-2112
  • Welcome Slough Boatworks is a small boatworks shop located on Puget Island which is 25 miles up the Columbia River from Astoria Oregon.
    (503) 866-4949
  • Classic Craft   The oldest and most award winning boat repair shop in Sacramento. Specializing in the highest quailty fiberglass boat repair, gelcoat boat repair, wood and fiberglass boat building, and classic wood boat restorations.
    Choose Classic Craft for Quality Boat Repair, Done In A Timely Manner, For Reasonable Prices.
    We are conveniently located just minutes from downtown Sacramento, Ca.

    8509 Folsom Blvd.
    Sacramento, CA 95826
    (916) 383-2150
    boat_doctor@sbcglobal.net
    I have been building and repairing boats for 49 years and have often referred customers to Glen-L and have helped on many occasions with their projects.
  • Anything Wood Custom Woodworking   Classic small craft/restoration. Traditional Furniture/repair.
    Capt. Ron Fortucci
    27710 Glebe Rd.
    Easton, MD 21601
    (410) 820-9203
    ronsue42c@verizon.net
  • Nautic Aspect   Dutch boatbuilder will build your Glen-L boat for you.
  • Classic Wood Boats
    Shawn Auman
    502 S. Main
    Cochrane, WI 54622
    (608) 248-2662
    We will build almost any of the Glen-L boats.
  • Tim Wahl
    Livonia, NY
    (585) 346-2000
    Frame Kits, Hulls and Boats up to 23'
  • Lowell Shipe
    Creston, NC
      Boatbuilding, Restorations, Sails, sewn winch covers, tiller covers, deck bags and deck tents
  • Custom Marine, Inc.
    Jeremy Goldstein
    Custom Marine, Inc.
    Sandusky, Ohio
    (419) 621-1188
    Custom Boatbuilding and Restorations since 1994. We will gladly work for anyone regardless of their location.
  • Midwest Boat Appeal and Marine Plywood
    Andy Williamson
    Midwest Boat Appeal and Marine Plywood
    St Bonifacius, Minnesota
    (952) 446-9611
    In the boat business for almost 20 years. We work mostly on classic wood boat restoration,, but do also work on fiberglass, etc.
  • Ramsey Brothers
    Ramsey Brothers Restorations
    329 20th Street
    Toledo, Ohio 43604
    (419) 255-BOAT (2628)
    We will custom build any boat, and also have cnc cutting capabilities. Additionally, we offer pattern making, casting, and machining of hardware. We also have a large quantity of stock hardware castings available off the shelf such as windshield brackets, ventilators, gauge panels, etc.

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Boat building Music

  • Gordon Bok   I added this category specifically for Gordon Bok. There is a line from one of his songs that is always running in the back of my mind when discussing boats:
            "She's an old fat boat, slow but handsome
            Hard in the chine, and soft in the transom
            I love her well and she must love me
            But I think it's only for my money."
    If you visit his site, you can hear some of his songs on-line. I think it's worth the visit. ...brw
  • Mudcat Cafe   There was a link to this site from Gordon Bok's site. I just thought it was cool. If you are interested in folk music, you can download lyrics for hundreds of songs.
  • Fred Gosbee   Original ballads of Coastal Maine and the sea. Try it, you'll like it. Clamdigger, The Old Liars, The Ballad of Cappy John, Cappy John's Bride, and more.

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Boat building Supplies

Lumber and Plywood

  • Teak Deck Company   "We fabricate teak decking panels for boat owners, builders and professional installers."

Capacity plates

  • Custom Marine Labels   "... custom capacity plates for amateur boat builders. The labels are top quality and have been thoroughly tested. There is no minimum quantity."

Rub Rails

Windows/Molding/Windshields

  • B&J Aluminum Windows    "Builders of Boat Windows for the Marine Industry..."
  • Motion Windows    "Peninsula Glass manufactures the highest quality windows for an extremely wide variety of applications including: Marine Windows, RV Windows, Emergency Vehicle Windows, Bus Conversion Windows, and Coach Windows..."
  • Taylor Made   "... complete selection of hardware and parts for easy assembly..."

  • Marine Paints   InterLux Yacht Paints- learn more about InterLux paints or find the nearest dealer.
  • Marine Paints   Pettit Marine Paints product information, no dealer locations.
  • Merritt Supply We supply everything from Okoume Plywood, Core products such as Divinycell, Corecell and Coosa, marine paints from Awlgrip, Interlux, Sea Hawk, etc., Fiberglass and much more.
  • Sails, Make your own   Sailrite supplies kits and materials to make sails for your sailboat.



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Boat Accessories

  • Tanks, fuel   Inca Products, Nashville, TN
  • Tanks, fuel  Tempo Products
  • Tanks, fuel   Rayco Mfg. C., 6060 28th Street East Unit 1, Bradenton, FL 34203-5303. 941-751-3177. Fabricating replacement fuel tanks for the antiques and classics, aluminum or stainless steel.
  • Tanks, Marine water & waste holding   BARR Plastics Inc., 31192 South Fraser Way, Abbotsford, BC V2T 6L5, Canada
  • Tanks, fuel Rayco Mfg Co, Bradenton, FL, 941-751 3177: "Fuel tanks for the antiques & classics"
  • Tanks, fuel, water, holding Atlantic Coastal Welding, Inc., 16 Butler Blvd.Bayville, NJ 08721, 1-800-434-TANK. "Since 1978 we have been providing our customers with a high-caliber custom tank. USCG approved we have a 5-Day Turnaround time and all of our tanks come epoxy coated. Every tank is handcrafted to perfection, quality is never sacrificed. Coast Guard specifications are exceeded on every tank that we make."
  • Window molding   StanPro manufactures various moldings for marine and non-marine applications.

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Boat Transport

  • Express Transporters   Web site designed to provide a FREE listing to builders or owners who want to receive quotes to transport a boat of any size, anywhere, nationwide.

C-Flex for One-Off Fiberglass Construction

  • Seemann Composits, Inc.
    12481 Glascock Drive
    Gulfport, MS 39503
    228-314-8000
    Fax: 228-314-8001
    Seeman is the manufacturer.


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Classic Wooden Boats


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Core Materials

  • Core Materials for One-Off Fiberglass construction
    Contact the manufacturers below for your closest distributer
    • BALTEK Corp
      Supplier of Balsa Core, Airex, Contourkore, Coremat
      PO Box 195
      Northvale, NJ 07647
      201-767 1400 FAX 201-387 6631

    • DIAB GROUP/Divinycell
      315 Sea Hawk Dr
      Desoto, TX 75115
      972-228 7600

    • DIAB GROUP/Klegecell
      Supplier of Klegecell
      204 N Dooley St
      Grapevine, TX 76051
      817-481 3547

    • LBI Products in Groton, CT sells less than carton quantities.


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Hall Craft V-Drives


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Insurance, Boat


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Metal Suppliers

  • MetalSales C.E.M.Supply, L.L.C.   We are a stocking distributor of Marine Metal Products. We stock a large inventory of 5086, 5083, 5456, 6061, 6063, 5052 aluminum. New Orleans, LA; Fort Lauderdale, FL; Eau Claire, WI
  • On-Line Metals "Celebrating our 6th Year of Serving the Small Quantity Market". 1138 West Ewing, Seattle, WA 98119

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Motors, Sterndrives & Accessories

  • Doug Russell Marine   Doug Russell Marine maintains one of the most extensive parts department in the world with more than 100,000 parts, and over 1,000 sterndrives and engines in stock!
    1 SW Cutoff (Route 20)
    Worcester MA 01604
    (508) 791-4917


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Outboard Motor Manufacturers


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Parts for Inboards, I/O's and Outboards

  • Rancho Marine Recycling
    3761 Unit C Recycle Rd.
    Rancho Cordova, CA 95742
    Phone: (916) 638-8908
    I have talked to several of the guys and they indicate they do not have a good resource for finding used parts, engines, etc. In my area, (Sacramento, CA) we have a company that is the best I have seen. They have a tremendous inventory and all of their stuff is guaranteed. They test the engines if sold as is and they also have totally rebuilt engines. They are extremely helpful and their reputation is outstanding for honesty and reliability. I think it would be helpful for the guys if they had this info. ...Don Sanderson
  • T.C. Electronics/Marine   Have parts for outboards and I/O's, plus parts diagrams. "We co-mfg GLM Aftermarket Johnson Outboard Motor Parts and Cobra,800,400 and OMC Parts."

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Power for electric boats

  • Elco Electric Launch Incorporated   Elco assembles electric drives for motor boats and sailboats; assembles electric motor boats; upgrades, retrofits and restores electric motor boats.
  • EVParts.com   This site sells motors, controllers, and other parts for your electric boat. This company is located in Port Townsend, WA, they have an on-line catalog and a good attitude.
  • Electric Vehicles Northwest   They specialize in electric bicycles.
  • KTA Services, Inc   Located in Upland, CA. Minimal site selling EV components.
  • Lynch Electric Motors   Electric motors for wheeled vehicles and boats. Located in UK with reps around the world.
  • Ray Electric Outboards

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Rub Rails/Trim

  • TACO, D.I.Y. Marine
    98 Northeast 179th St
    Miami, FL 33162
    305-770 2370 or 800-653 8569
    Aluminum trim molding and vinyl rub rail for new construction or replacement. Ask for their catalog.

  • Trimco-Plastic Extrusions
    472 Newbold Street
    London, Ontario, Canada N6E 1K6
    Tel: (519) 681-1090 or 1-800-265-6074
    Manufacturer of plastic profile extrusions since 1968. Products include extruded seals, edge trim, lip trim, decorative trim, marine trim, industrial trim and custom plastic extrusions.

  • Rub rails:   Minor Rubber makes rub rail extrusions (Extruded Rubber Shapes).

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Sliding Rowing Seats

  • Latanzo
    PO Box 21042
    Philadelphia, PA 19114
    215-334 3508


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Sailboat Spars

  • Klacko Spars, Ltd.
    663 Third Line
    Oakville, Ontario, Canada L6L 4A9
    905-825-0015

  • LeFiell Marine Products
    13700 Firestone Blvd.
    Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670
    562-921-3411

  • Dwyer Aluminum Mast Co.
    2 Commerce Dr.
    North Branford, CT 06471
    203-484-0419
    www.csiworld.com/Dwyer

  • * Charleston Spars (RDM Sparcraft) (See below)
    5600 Pine Grove Cir.
    Charlotte, NC 28206
    704-597-1502
    FAX: 704-597-0961

  • * Sparcraft Hardware (See below)
    14 Regatta Way
    Portsmouth, RI 02871
    401-683-0164

  • * 8-4-03: "Charleston Spar manufactures and sells masts formerly made by Sparcraft (USA and UK), Kenyon and Isomat.
    Sparcraft Hardware is a separate company which has a licence from RDM Sparcraft for manufacturing Hardware under the Sparcraft name."
         Remi Gerbeaud
         Director of RDM Sparcraft
         Vice president of Charleston Spar

  • Norton Boat Works (wooden masts to 60')
    535 Commercial Ave.
    Green Lake, WI 54941
    414-294-6813

  • Ballenger Spar Systems
    1053A 17th Ave.
    Santa Cruz, CA 95062
    408-462-2890


  • Seco South Inc.
    PO Box 1158
    Largo, FL 33779-1158
    813-536-1924

  • Quadrant Spars
    Hartge Yacht Yard
    Church Ln.
    Galesville, MD 20765
    410-867-2188


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Trailers/Parts


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Upholstery

  • Mayeaux Upholstery
    Auto Upholstery, Boat Upholstery, Custom Upholstery Fabrication, Established 1975
    Member of the Chris-Craft Antique Boat Club
    P.O. Box 23063
    Tigard, Oregon 97281
    Phone: 503-267-8824
    Email: Jack@JacksUpholstery.com

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Windshield Brackets - Classic Boats

Prices are approximate as of August, 2007
  • Tendercraftboats.com - Set of 3 in bronze or chrome = $496.27
    311 Markham Street
    Toronto, Ontario
    M6G 2K8, Canada
    Phone: Toronto area: 416-920-6990
    Toll-free: 1-800-588-4682

  • Classicboatconnection.com - Set of 3 in sand cast bronze--you buff & chrome = $399-$450
    Classic Boat Connection
    75 Navaho Ave., Suite 5
    Mankato, MN 56001 USA
    Phone: 507-344-8024 Fax: 507-344-8056

  • Californiaclassicboats.com - Set of 3 - $889 - $1238
    California Classic Boats, Inc.
    3267 Grant Street
    Signal Hill, CA 90755
    Phone: (562) 494-8482

  • Hundly Boat Company - Classic Chris Craft Used Boat Parts - Wooden Boat Restoration and Repairs Since 1927
    hundleychriscraft.com
    info@hundleychriscraft.com

  • A & A Marine - Set of 3 - $475 - $675
    A & A Marine
    270 Third Street
    Manistee, MI 49660
    Phone: 231-723-8308
    classicboating.com

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Glen-L Representatives in foreign lands

  • Canada: Noah's Marine (Toronto, ONT):  Glen-L plans, boatbuilding supplies and lumber for our Canadian builders
  • Germany: Hansa Nautic Yachtagentur (Hamburg):   "German language people can obtain knowledgeable advice, and support for Glen-L designs in their own language. Some translated sheets come as standard for my builders, i.e. the photo series 'Build it Yourself the Glen-L Way'. Further, at extra costs - builders may obtain general translation service for selected or all construction sheets. Catalogues, books, studyprints, in stock in Hamburg (plans only by order)." - Peter Kollmorgen

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