I’ve always thought the Bo-Jest was such a neat looking boat. This is truly the type of boat you don’t see everywhere and can rightly be called a “Character boat”. It’s certainly not something you can just buy at a local boat shop! Today’s video is of Tom Smitherman’s boat taken at last years [...]
Build your dream boat #31…
A while back in the Build Your Dream Boat series #12 email, I talked about a man who was confused about the Barrelback design. If you’ll recall, he had just received his plans and was confused with them. He’s a smart guy, but just felt perplexed.
A builder emailed today asking if the side planking for the Outrage is attached to the frames. The Outrage is a 16′ deep vee ski boat and is built using sheet plywood construction. My father wrote an article on the subject of fastening planking to frames and includes a great history lesson about the evolution of plywood boat construction.
Ken Schott first launched his almost completed Double Eagle a 25 foot wooden fishing boat at the very first Gathering of Boatbuilders at Lake Guntersville in Alabama. What an exciting event that was! Ken beamed from ear to ear with pride in the boat he built himself. What an awesome accomplishment and how great to launch [...]
One of the most popular designs here at Glen-L is our Tubby Tug which is a 9 foot stitch and glue tugboat. This boat was designed with kids in mind, but it’s popular with all ages of “kids”!
Now we’re pleased to announce a brand spanking new design called “Pug”. This is
Each year at the Gathering, Lauren and Bill Edmundson put together an “Awards” ceremony. Now, before visions of Academy Awards and red carpets start filling your mind, let me ‘splain.
These are totally fun awards that cannot be sought after or earned by any measure. They are completely at the whim of Lauren and Bill. In past years there have been awards like Best Legs, Nuts & Bolts, No Show Joe and Tom Sawyer.
(Video by Chris Dixon of Vineyard Productions) Here’s the video you’ve been waiting for! Now you can see about 30 boats in action from the 2010 Gathering in Tennessee. See these hand-crafted boats frolicking in the water, jumping wakes and having a heck of a lot of fun! Here’s a listing of the boats in [...]
We frequently get questions about opening up the cockpit of a runabout design, such as the Zip, to make it one large open cockpit. This is also referred to as a “utility cockpit”. In most cases, this alteration is feasible and simple to do. Plans for runabouts may have a mid-deck with beams that extend completely [...]
Building a boat as a hobby is alive and well! In spite of current economic times, people are still building boats. They may not be laying down huge sums of moolah for a brand spankin’ new boat, but the desire to create a boat with ones own two hands is more popular than it’s ever been.
We thought it would be fun to show you the 10 most popular Glen-L designs for 2009.
Continuing the boat building dream #18… This week’s post is specifically for those of you who are still trying to decide if building a boat is right for you or if you can really do it. This article was written by Naval Architect, Ken Hankinson back in 1985 for publication in Trailerboats Magazine but is [...]