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DAULEY
02-21-2011, 12:51 PM
Anyone ever heard of glen-l speed boats all wood from the late 1950s

OFFSHORE GINGER
02-21-2011, 01:07 PM
Anyone ever heard of glen-l speed boats all wood from the late 1950s www.glen-l.com (http://www.glen-l.com) Hey guy they have a nice selection of plan's and i really like there old classic plans for building mahogany runabouts .

DAULEY
02-21-2011, 01:38 PM
were they always kit boats
or could you buy a complete boat back in the 1950s my daughter and her husband are buying one

silverghost
02-21-2011, 01:51 PM
Glen-L always sold plans and pre-cut wooden boat kits that you put-together yourself only.
They used to advertise all the time in the back of Popular Mechanics & Popular Science Magazines.
Wooden Boat kits were very popular Build-It-Yourself projects in the 40s-50s-60s !

They still sell boat plans , special marine hardware , and a few old pre-cut wood boat kits that are still left-over in their old stock~~~

They mostly sell plans & hardware only today.

They never sold complete assembled boats !

smidgen too
02-21-2011, 03:23 PM
Back in the late 60's I saw this Glen L boat and wanted to build it.. By 1970 I knew I was'nt up to building one so bought a 16' Donzi instead. I see they still have the plans for this one.
http://www.boatdesigns.com/products.asp?dept=200

OFFSHORE GINGER
02-21-2011, 04:21 PM
I get there monthly news letter and every once and awhile you see them advertise closeout sales on pre cut kits which i think they are trying to entirely phase out but non the less some of there Classic Runabout designs have very nice lines .

OFFSHORE GINGER
02-21-2011, 04:23 PM
were they always kit boats
or could you buy a complete boat back in the 1950s my daughter and her husband are buying one Dually , just curious is it the one on www.antiqueboat.com (http://www.antiqueboat.com) in Ohio?http://www.antiqueboat.com/boatdetails/ande16p.aspx