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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. Paul plans to add a windshield, flotation, and two or three more coats of paint and varnish. "After all, a wooden boat is never finished and that's the fun of it!" says Paul.
August 06, 2009