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Glen-l boats - worth it?

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  • Glen-l boats - worth it?

    I have been kicking this around for a long time now, still thinking about it.
    Is it worth it? will the boat suck because of design flaws?

    something like this:





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    Re: Glen-l boats - worth it?

    Glen L has proven designs if you follow there directions.
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    • #3
      Re: Glen-l boats - worth it?

      I have used their plans for several hydroplanes. No issues.
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      Nothing is so broken that Government can't make it worse.

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      • #4
        Re: Glen-l boats - worth it?

        Maybe I'm missing something...don't see any design flaws in that boat shown in your post.

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        • #5
          Re: Glen-l boats - worth it?

          No, but the guy at the helm doesn't look too happy, maybe sitting on that wooden seat bad on the hemohoriods.
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          • #6
            Re: Glen-l boats - worth it?

            That's just because there are no bikinis on the lake.
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            • #7
              Re: Glen-l boats - worth it?

              im going to agree, that dude looks miserable!

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              • #8
                Re: Glen-l boats - worth it?

                I think he's pissed that he lost his hair.
                http://s187.photobucket.com/albums/x...h44/?start=all

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                • #9
                  Re: Glen-l boats - worth it?

                  That's the look some guys get after doing laps around a very busy ramp for 1/2 hour trying to get his boat out of the lake.
                  If you find yourself in a fair fight, your tactics suck.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Glen-l boats - worth it?

                    Originally posted by BigB9000 View Post
                    I have been kicking this around for a long time now, still thinking about it.
                    Is it worth it? will the boat suck because of design flaws?

                    something like this:



                    They are most reliable and will help all they can. Read the instructions many times and while you build. Sign in to Glen-L-marine and join their forum. And you will get a feel for what they are about. Like here , there is lots of helpful info.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Glen-l boats - worth it?

                      I am a member over there and I am currently building a Monaco, I have never read any reports of a design being poor handling once completed properly. Nothing but rave reviews on the seaworthiness etc. I am absolutely 100% positive anybody could screw one up though. I am trying as hard as I can that's for sure . . .
                      Torque gets you there. Horsepower gets you there in time for dinner.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Glen-l boats - worth it?

                        None too happy? Naw, look again. I think he's just checking out the photog with a deadpan eye (maybe that's who's wearing the bikini), so his passenger won't notice. He doesn't look like one to circle the ramp for half an hour.
                        QC...post some pix of your Monaco project.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Glen-l boats - worth it?

                          what about resale? I see these things on ebay and craigslist a lot, and I haven't seen one sale.

                          And I see a guy on here that bought one, and everyone said it not worth fixing

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                          • #14
                            Re: Glen-l boats - worth it?

                            Originally posted by BigB9000 View Post
                            what about resale? I see these things on ebay and craigslist a lot, and I haven't seen one sale.

                            And I see a guy on here that bought one, and everyone said it not worth fixing
                            You sell em so you can build another.

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                              I intend on selling mine. I have been in a slump ( I suck at painting) and trying to get remotivated . . . One good excuse for procrastinating is waiting on the market to come back. We have a couple of mountain lakes where a Chris type replica would sell, so I intend on focus marketing when I am ready to go. The paint scheme in the example above is very similar to mine with the exception that I am using dark blue, not green. Right now she is upside down and I am trying to get up the courage for my final coat. If I "F" it up, I will get her clear coated when I am finished and call it a day with that part of this project. I need to get her turned over and start building things instead of endless sanding and painting and sanding off F'ed up coats . . . She is an inboard, and the structure is all done (I bought it that way) search the restoration section for more info, I was hot and heavy this time last year. I'll check on my pics and post some more soon.
                              Torque gets you there. Horsepower gets you there in time for dinner.

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