Hull type: Vee bottom, developed for sheet plywood,
intended for Stitch-n Glue construction.
Power: Outboard motors to 175 HP maximum. Minimum
to plane 40 HP. Practical all purpose 80 HP.
Trailer: For use with Glen L Series 3800.
The CS-20 is a takeoff from the original Glen-L "Cabin
Skiff", a design proven by many builders as an excellent
durable performer. The enlarged version CS-20 is a little larger
overall and we've tweaked a few things for even better
performance. The vee has been made a little deeper but not
enough so the boat won't still be stable for at rest fishing
or just resting. The bridge headroom has been increased to full
standing status. But, the popular recessed deck has been
retained. You asked for it. Here it is.
The CS-20, like her predecessor is built by our Stitch-n-Glue
method. Just cut out the planking from dimensional layouts and
use the patterns to duplicate the other necessary parts for the
hull. Lay them in the specially detailed and patterned cradle
and stitch together with short lengths of copper wire. No
traditional building form is required: the hull is formed around
a permanent bulkhead that acts as a mold to form the hull
contour. Glue and tape the seams and the hull becomes a reality.
Of course there are numerous interior longitudinals and other
members that reinforce the structure.
The hull is very rigid and features a double layered bottom
totaling 5/8" in thickness. The entire boat is built from
standard 4' x 8' plywood sheets. No complicated building
procedures are used. There are no difficult bends that require
steaming of the wood. This is a boat that most average handyman
can build. But it won't build itself. Get off the couch, get
a set of Plans and Patterns and start building. It's