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 Why?
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 bottom.
The boat is complete and has been used
extensively for over twenty 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 wrote a number of columns in the Glen-L
Webletters covering construction and tool
techniques in more detail.
If you would like to contact me, send
builders at bronkalla.com. Replace the at with @.
Just trying to dodge a few spammers.