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Old 12-06-2019, 08:01 AM   #21
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Hi guys, I'm looking at a Glen-L Hercules but need a trailer. They sell some nice aluminum trailers that have two bunks one for each side two shorter ones for the bow and a lowered frame for the keel probably 10"to12" for the keel. Does anyone on the blog have any experience with this.
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Did you end up buying the Hercules? Any photos?
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Old 12-17-2020, 02:16 PM   #22
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Current Hercules owner

I am actually the current owner of the Hercules that belonged to the person who started this thread. He mentioned the original builder, Louie Jiran, and I am not sure if he bought the boat from him or someone else. He renamed it Bobbin Bob. Another owner in Vermont named it Iris. I bought it from Pete Hall from Albany who named it The Dirty Tug and painted it all black.
I have been renovating it and replacing a lot of rotted wood and ground off all the many layers of paint and reprimed and painted with Awlgrip. Just recently took out all the leaking windows and replaced the rubber seals with frames and rebedded the glass.
Bought an old trailer after I got the boat and reworked it to hold the boat. Had a local marina pull with their forklift and put on the trailer and now it sits in my yard where I can work on it.
If anyone has any info on the history of L's Belle, Iris, Bobbin Bob, The Dirty Tug, and now, Farside, drop me a line!
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Old 01-16-2021, 05:39 PM   #23
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Hello ksipes1. Congrats on your Hercules. Nice work. I have the Coastal Cruiser (still nameless) shown in posts on this thread and will start a complete interior remodel later this spring. Interested in staying in touch on your remodel. In particular eyeing turning one of the forward facing helm windows into a openable hatch to the foredeck.

Also thinking about adding a swim platform. Did you add yours or did it come with it?
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Old 01-16-2021, 05:55 PM   #24
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I am pretty much done with the renovation. Just doing some cleaning and painting in the interior and removing some obsolete stuff not needed. Its ready to paint the bottom and put it back in the water.
The platform brackets the thread starter had were on the boat when I bought it with some pressure treated wood on them. I got rid of the wood and bought some 2"x 6" composite black deck board and made the platform and put a folding stainless ladder and ss handles on it. You can see it in the last picture in my last post.
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Old 05-14-2021, 10:52 PM   #25
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Glen L Hercules

This is just a wild shot....Looking to make a model of this lil trawler yacht have alway loved her lines....Is there anyone out ther who may have the lines drawing for her...either out of a magazine or actual print
May be contacted via email - mytele@shaw.ca
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I am actually the current owner of the Hercules that belonged to the person who started this thread. He mentioned the original builder, Louie Jiran, and I am not sure if he bought the boat from him or someone else. He renamed it Bobbin Bob. Another owner in Vermont named it Iris. I bought it from Pete Hall from Albany who named it The Dirty Tug and painted it all black.
I have been renovating it and replacing a lot of rotted wood and ground off all the many layers of paint and reprimed and painted with Awlgrip. Just recently took out all the leaking windows and replaced the rubber seals with frames and rebedded the glass.
Bought an old trailer after I got the boat and reworked it to hold the boat. Had a local marina pull with their forklift and put on the trailer and now it sits in my yard where I can work on it.
If anyone has any info on the history of L's Belle, Iris, Bobbin Bob, The Dirty Tug, and now, Farside, drop me a line!
I don't know if you are still active here, but I am the original poster, Bob. The boat was named BOBBIN ALONG, not Bobbin Bob. Louie was the original builder and I was the second owner. Awesome little boat and amazed how far it has traveled since I sold it and it cruised up from Savannah to I think Maryland with the new owner. It has been back and forth and as far as the keys from what I can tell.
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Old 09-23-2021, 12:54 PM   #27
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This is just a wild shot....Looking to make a model of this lil trawler yacht have alway loved her lines....Is there anyone out ther who may have the lines drawing for her...either out of a magazine or actual print
May be contacted via email - mytele@shaw.ca
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Just do a search for Glen L Marine and the boat is called Hercules. They sell plans, etc.
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Old 09-23-2021, 12:56 PM   #28
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I am pretty much done with the renovation. Just doing some cleaning and painting in the interior and removing some obsolete stuff not needed. Its ready to paint the bottom and put it back in the water.
The platform brackets the thread starter had were on the boat when I bought it with some pressure treated wood on them. I got rid of the wood and bought some 2"x 6" composite black deck board and made the platform and put a folding stainless ladder and ss handles on it. You can see it in the last picture in my last post.
I am the original poster..The swim platform I built was made of solid cherry wood. It was originally sealed with several coats of polyurethane clear. It didn't hold up all that well. Too bad, it was a lot of work.
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Old 09-23-2021, 03:24 PM   #29
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I have been looking at a Glen L 31 trawler, trying to find as much info as I can before we go back to see it again on Saturday.
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I think one of the key issues with a Glen L boat is who built it. If a private individual what was their boat building experience. Related to that is will you be able to insure it especially if owner built.
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I have been looking at a Glen L 31 trawler, trying to find as much info as I can before we go back to see it again on Saturday.
The Jack Tar as Glen L calls it. Beam 10'-11". The Hercules was trailer-able without permits. That is what attracted me to it. I could park it in the driveway and no marina fees or maintenance from being in the water all the time. When I purchased it, I was downsizing from a 56' Chris Craft Roamer, steel hull. So costly. Previous boats, 42' trawler, 35' and 25' cruisers. It was nice not having the cost of marinas, for sure. The 31' Jack Tar would make a great Big Loop boat for a couple.
Good luck with it if you decide to buy it.
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Thanks, I wasn't even thinking that you could be considered "trailerable" he did mention he had it moved over the road once. It does have a fly bridge and he had too take off that little windscreen.
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Old 09-24-2021, 08:58 AM   #33
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I don't know if you are still active here, but I am the original poster, Bob. The boat was named BOBBIN ALONG, not Bobbin Bob. Louie was the original builder and I was the second owner. Awesome little boat and amazed how far it has traveled since I sold it and it cruised up from Savannah to I think Maryland with the new owner. It has been back and forth and as far as the keys from what I can tell.
Yes , still active but not on often. Tried to contact you awhile back on your old blog that came up when I did a search. Yes, Pete Hall bought it and had it in Albany and trailered it down to South Carolina where he launched it and drove it down to the Keys in Marathon. He put it up for sale and I bought it and have been doing an extensive renovation. He also gave me all of Louis pictures of the construction and a few from you when you bought it.

Would be interested in hearing from you as your blog stated you had to do some repairs. I have run into many previous repairs on the boat and many new areas that have repaired.
If you feel like sharing some information with me you can reach me at:
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Does anyone know the history of A Glen L 31' named Grace? Not the same one in the pictures here. It's currently in Waterford NY. Same owner for 20 years
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This is just a wild shot....Looking to make a model of this lil trawler yacht have alway loved her lines....Is there anyone out ther who may have the lines drawing for her...either out of a magazine or actual print
May be contacted via email - mytele@shaw.ca
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Sent you some info in an email.

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Hi everyone, here is another one of the Glen-L Jolly Roger 33 owners. Just bought it last week and it will be here next week on the lawn next to our house. Over the years we owned a few boats. Here is the list: sailboat Bayfield 29, sailboat Goderich 37, center console Chris Craft Sea Hawk 19, long range trawler Diesel Duck 41. After not being afloat for some years and cannot leaving my fingers from the pie, we now got the Jolly Roger 33. It will take me a little while to bring her up to our standards and some personalizing of interior and technic. I will post a picture when she is here next week and I have figured out how to post a picture on this forum. Best regards, Benno
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