Why is this site here?
This site covers the construction process of my boat, a Glen-L
Riviera. The Riviera is a 20 foot double cockpit traditionally
styled wooden runabout. It was built with cold molded construction
technique consisting of and wood laminations and epoxy. More on
This site is organized in rough chronological order as a tour
of the construction process. It has been updated over time due
to questions from other builders or as experience with the materials
and techniques dictates. Start the tour
The Site Map provides topic oriented
navigation through the site. It also has the site search at the
This is a picture intensive site. Please be patient while the
photos download. I have compressed them as much as possible while
retaining reasonable image quality. If you want to see a high
resolution version of an image, let me know and I can probably
e-mail it to you.
The boat is complete and has been used extensively
for seven summers. It is a great ski and wakeboard boat. We have
also used it for fishing as well. Top speed as measured by a GPS
is 53 mph!
I have a number of pictures in my office showing
the boat construction. Several co-workers have asked: "How
I can take something as pretty as this fishing or skiing, as it
looks like a piece of furniture". My reply was:"Not
many pieces of furniture can go over 50 MPH". The boat is
now referred to as a piece of "50 mph furniture" TM.
Look for a number of my columns in the Glen-L
Webletters. Sign up for a free subscription at www.Glen-L.com.
projects - life beyond boat building,
Many of my newer projects and adventures are documented
in photos on Facebook. Here is a link to one of the albums
If you would like to contact me, send e-mail to:
builders at bronkalla.com. Replace the at with @.
Just trying to dodge a few spammers.