This Glen-L marine Zip runabout was built by Paul Vernes in "just over seven months....time was readily available but, to be quite honest, much of it was spent running around looking for wood. I decided to build my boat using local wood. The keel, batten, sheer, and chine pieces are made from longleaf yellow pine, which I had to rip and plane to size myself, starting with 16' planks a full 1" thick by 8" wide. This turned out to be loads of fun." The frames are red oak and the plywood is 1/4" marine mahogany.
Tom Shives built this Glen-L Drifter, from Glen-L Marine plans, with a small group of men from his church. The men regularly got together to help each other out on their projects, providing as Tom says "great fellowship and an excellent learning experience." Tom has had lots of experience with drift boats and added some special touches to this boat like leg braces and comfortable seating. Contact Tom at firstname.lastname@example.org.
After building this boat at age 16, Brandon Camp writes "It is Ken Hankinson's design, Buck Board, purchased from Glen-L Marine Design. It has a length on deck of 11'11" and a beam of 36", and weighs 85 pounds. The rig is a 66 square foot lateen sail, which can keep up with my Mom's Lido! The hull and frames are made of 5 mm plywood, coated with epoxy. The mast, spars, and rails are of Sitka spruce. The rudder, daggerboard, and tiller are made of old growth Douglas fir, which we sawed on our Woodmizer Mill. I am planning on sailing it on Fern Ridge Lake near Eugene, Oregon."
Mike Nichols and his son Christopher built this 13'6" speedboat. The plans were from Glen-L Marine and they used stitch and glue construction. They use it with a 50 hp mercury engine on Lake Champlain. After spending more than a year building the boat, they launched in the summer of 2001.