Boatbuilder Links

Boatbuilder Links

Glen-L projects

  • 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..
  • 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
  • Bruce Dow's Glen-L MONACO Project
  • 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.
  • SQUIRT by Hakan Zorlu
  • TRUE GRIT - Built by Ray Macke
  • WATERLODGE - Built by Wes Modes (Shantyboat)
  • WATERLODGE - Built by Morgan & Emily

Information sources

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

Bead & Cove Bits

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


  • Dan Hennis, Engineering Tech.
    P.O. Box 254
    Cassville, Missouri 65625-0254
    (417) 396-0228
    CTR Services - Serving Southwestern Missouri and the 4 States Region since 2007 with the finest quality Boats and custom constructions. From our humble shop in Cassville, we specialize in the "out-of-the-ordinary", unique, and difficult to make. We do resource locating, and design tech support to achieve the highest level of excellence of "Heirloom quality" productions. Proudly American made and homemade, we offer personalized service for builds and projects from 6' to 24' for all work and pleasure craft. Best quality, best price, best friends.
  • Hartinger Boats in Lima, Peru
  • MarCo Woodworks "Let Us Build Your Next Boating Adventure! (located in Tennessee)"
    (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
    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
  • Tim Wahl
    Livonia, NY
    (585) 346-2000
    Frame Kits, Hulls and Boats up to 23'
  • 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.

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.

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


  • 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.

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.

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
    Fax: 228-314-8001
    Seeman is the manufacturer.

Classic Wooden Boats

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.

Hall Craft V-Drives

Insurance, Boat

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

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

Outboard Motor Manufacturers

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."

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.
  •   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

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).

Sliding Rowing Seats

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

Sailboat Spars

  • Klacko Spars, Ltd.
    663 Third Line
    Oakville, Ontario, Canada L6L 4A9
  • LeFiell Marine Products
    13700 Firestone Blvd.
    Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670
  • Dwyer Aluminum Mast Co.
    2 Commerce Dr.
    North Branford, CT 06471
  • Charleston Spars (RDM Sparcraft) (See below)
    5600 Pine Grove Cir.
    Charlotte, NC 28206
    FAX: 704-597-0961
  • * Sparcraft Hardware (See below)
    14 Regatta Way
    Portsmouth, RI 02871
  • * 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
  • Ballenger Spar Systems
    1053A 17th Ave.
    Santa Cruz, CA 95062

  • Seco South Inc.
    PO Box 1158
    Largo, FL 33779-1158
  • Quadrant Spars
    Hartge Yacht Yard
    Church Ln.
    Galesville, MD 20765



  • 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

Windshield Brackets - Classic Boats

Prices are approximate as of August, 2007
  • - 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
  • - 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
  • - 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
  • A & A Marine - Set of 3 - $475 - $675
    A & A Marine
    270 Third Street
    Manistee, MI 49660
    Phone: 231-723-8308

Glen-L Representatives in foreign lands

  • Australia: Classic Boat Supply (Belrose, NSW): Glen-L plans and books, bronze fastenings and other supplies and hardware
  • 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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