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See all our boat projects! They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Visit our YouTube Channel where you can watch the re-builds and...

Rebuilding an Aqua Chalet Houseboat (3 Videos)

Sandi and I are getting up in years. Every time we complete a boat project, we say the words, “that was the last time”....

Rebuilding a Yukon Delta – The Sandi J

I think the lure of the water is hard to shake once it gets into your system. This was the case when Sandi and I...

Are you ready for emergencies?

You are the captain of your boat, and it is you who’s responsible for the passengers on your boat.  The title of “captain” comes...

Boat Building Fiberglass Resin – Polyester vs Epoxy

Basically, there are only two types of fiberglass resin.  There is polyester and there is epoxy.  Both are used in boatbuilding.  Most production boats a...

Performance Report – Glen-l GYPSY and Building Video

The following letter was received in early 1994 by Glen-l Marine. It was written by a member of our staff and while the letter...

Why we built a boat

The picture above is the first boat we built. It was taken at Alligator Reef in the Florida Keys. Here is the story of...

Boat Plans

Glen-L Marine Roy Designed That Berkeley Engineering Boat Builder Central Clark Craft Glen-L Marine Plans for over 300 boatsWe have used Glen-L plans for several boat project including restoring. The...

Building a 20 ft. trailerable Houseboat Part – 3

With the hull turned it was time to build the cabin. We built most of the cabin parts in the wood shop and stored them...

Building a 20 ft. trailerable Houseboat Part – 2

In this video we share how we turned the hull. That required some thought and we probably did not take a conventional way to...

Project Boats for Sale

Restoring a boat can offer a lot of advantages over scratch building. We have rebuilt several boats and it is a great family project. You...

Building a 20 ft. trailerable Houseboat Part – 1

For some reason we had decided to retire from boat building and for several years we concentrated on things around the house.

Rebuilding a 1960 Starcraft Runabout – Little Toot

Little Toot- lovingly named for her small size and tenacious attitude-is a 1960 Starcraft runabout aluminum boat. When we found her, she was structurally...

The Secret to Wisdom

For most of my life I have been a computer programmer by trade. I find great delight in taking a blank screen and making...