Glen-L 17 Planing hul?

Dinghies, day sailers, world cruisers. Many small sailboats make ideal rowboats or low-speed power boats.

Moderator: BruceDow

Post Reply
Posts: 4
Joined: Fri May 05, 2017 8:30 am

Glen-L 17 Planing hul?

Post by EWeitzel »

Hi again: I am looking at buying a Glen-L 17 Overnighter. The hull flattens out a good bit in the rear; could it have planing hull characteristics. Hull speed calculations assuming all 17 feet are water line, would be approximately 5.5 knots or a little over 6 and a fraction mph. Has anyone had experience with a Glen-l 17 doing over 7 knots either under sail or power? Anyone have experience running a max hp 10 hp outboard at WOT? How fast did it go? I have read people saying it is a pretty good sailor, but it might also be pretty fast under power. This boat is really intriguing me.

Posts: 42
Joined: Thu Apr 10, 2014 11:33 am
Location: Lakebay, WA

Re: Glen-L 17 Planing hul?

Post by WojoW »

I have Glen L15 and had a 7.5 HP outboard on it. With 3 adults we were going max 10 mph.....

Post Reply

Return to “Sailboats”