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 bottom.
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.
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.