Boatbuilding Links
If you're building a boat in the Ottawa-Hull area and are looking for those hard-to-find items, the following links might be useful.
Glen-L Hot Rod Customer Photos
Glen-L Marine's web site
Forums Boatbuilder Connection
Glen-L's boatbuilder forum
Videos & Photo Albums
Magazines Duckworks Magazine
Online magazine for amateur boatbuilders
Reference Tools
History of the V-Drive The V-Drive evolution - 1953 to ?
Engine Specs
Marine Engine Rebuilding Kane Custom Boats Ltd.
Boatbuilding, vintage Chris-Craft and custom performance engine building.
Machine shops
  • Actek Automotive
    Engine rebuilding - Marine engines
    ATTN : John Boyd
    1050 Somerset Street
    (Entrance on Breezehill Street)
    Ottawa, Ontario K1Y 3C5
    (613) 729-3124

  • Nesbitt Engineering *****
    1560 Raven Avenue
    Ottawa, Ontario K1Z 7Y9
    (613) 728-3781
Engine Parts Auto Parts Extra *****
863 Campbell Avenue
Ottawa, Ontario K2A 2C6
(613) 722-4236
Converting an automotive engine
for marine use
Marine transmission Specs
Propeller Calculator
Theoretical Speed Table
Shaft Angle Table
Inboard Engine Tests
Exhaust Manifolds
Marine Exhaust hose & fittings Rapco Equipment Inc.
1325 Leeds Avenue
Ottawa, Ontario K1B 5K9
(613) 748-9762
Performance marine mufflers
Fuel tanks How to install an aluminum fuel tank
Article by David Pascoe
Teleflex steering components
V-Drives See our Transmission Page for v-drive suppliers and pricing.

Contact us if you're looking for a used V-drive, or prefer a new V-drive from a Canadian supplier.
Transmission & engine specs & suppliers
Marine conversion parts
Installation & shaft layout diagrams
Gearing & propeller Calculator
Transmission Page
Velvet Drive Transmission Manuals
Used driveline parts, lumber, marine plywood, West Epoxy
Wood boat restoration
Peter Ayling & associates *****
Steve Flewitt
P.O. 201
Merrickville, Ontario K0G 1N0

Marine engine, Outboard
& Drive Manufacturers
Don Robertson's Links Page
Epoxy Product Reference & Use Guides West System Epoxy
Epoxy and fiberglass suppliers Advanced Plastics Of Ottawa
Unit 32-5330 Canotek Road
Ottawa, Ontario K1J 9C4
(613) 748-0007

Tell them that you're a Glen-L boatbuilder and that Paul Kane from Chelsea, QC sent you !

Flotation Foam

Stainless steel fasteners and tools Ottawa Fastener Supply *****
175 Robertson Road
Nepean, Ontario K2H 5Z2
(613) 829-8748
Brass fittings, hose,
hose barbs
Schooner Industrial Ltd. *****
87 Bentley Avenue
Nepean, Ontario K2E 6T7
(613) 224-5555

Lumber and marine plywood
Automotive Paint and Supplies DuPont paint products, Polyur Epoxy Primer

MPS Metro Automotive and Industrial Products
1580 Laperrierre Avenue
Ottawa, Ontario
(613) 728-3778

Paint and paint finishing methods How to buff varnish and polyurethane finishes.
The Warmth & Beauty of a Varnished Wood Boat
How To, Tools and jigs
Boat Trailer Plans Glen-L Boat Trailer plans
Boatbuilding Directories
Other resources

Building the Glen-L Hot Rod :      Revised 04-FEB-2015