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DELTA KING / John Higgins / Immokalee, FL / / 3-18-00: Hull ready for plywood.

DELTA KING / Daniel Scott / Houma, LA / / 3-9-08: Started on January 12, 2008. Working on intermediate stems, all most ready for plywood on sides.

DELTA Q / Joe & John Lapinski / / 2-8-99: Stems and bulkheads cut out. 4-5-99: Bulkheads set up on building form, longitudinals installed, ready for planking. 8-13-99: Planking done, ready for fiberglass.

DELTA Q / Greg and Dottie Rose / / 5-9-05: Greg has finally found some lumber for our sweet Delta Q. Yesterday, 5-8-05, he began working on the transom. I wasn’t feeling well so I was in bed all day. I did get to see what he completed and it really looks good. We finally have a beginning. Will keep you posted.

DELTA Q / Roger L. Grondin / Cable, Ohio / Email not valid 10-02 / 1-12-01: Currently building the Delta Q. 01/29/01: Completed: Transom, Bulkheads, Stem. Ready to lay it out on a frame for assembly. Having fun doing it. PS. Discovered an easy way to spread the Epoxy Glue. I started using a brush but quickly switched to a putty knife. 3/15/01: Hull ready for fairing and plywood. Have installed one length of side board for the h. of it. Much fairing remains to be done, especially in the forward section. Wish I had pictures of some one elses attempts.

DELTA Q / Robert Taylor / Dublin ,TX / / 7-29-01: I am putting together small parts first.

DELTA Q / Rick Wagner and 2 teenage sons / Foresthill, CA / / 12-16-01: After careful consideration we recently bought the Plan and Pattern set and the Fastening Kit for the Delta Queen and today we went to the lumber yard and bought the first batch of lumber. I am home schooling my 12 and 13 year old boys and we are going to make this a life skills lesson plan. I was wondering if any of Glen-L customers have any experience in making the building of their boat into a lesson plan for their kids? 3-27-03: It’s barely off the drawing table. Found first I needed to build shelves in the shop and organize things. Thanks for the interest. Maybe this summer I will get to actually see some progress

DELTA Q / Merle Walline / / 9-16-05: My name is Merle Walline and I’m part-time retired and have in the past built two Huck Finn pontoon boats. My first nearly 30 years ago when I was stationed in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba with the navy. I used my Huck Finn on the bay and off shore. That boat served me 3 years and I sold it there and I’m sure it had many years of service left. I now have started cutting out the sheer clamp and chine logs. Delta Queen: The Transom and the bulkheads are nearly completed. I just need to get nails, screws and bolts ordered since I want to use the Delta Queen on both salt water area’s and fresh water lakes. I will make my Delta Queen hook up for an RV park while in transet from home to the lake. Any suggestions from any one?

DELTA Q / Ken Andrews / Brenham, TX / / 12-3-08: I have been living aboard for 2 years; steering and throttle cables are the only things left to do outside of other interior upgrades. I still have fellow RVers walking by with their cameras. It has been a wonderful project. Thank you. (See Customer Photos)

DESPERADO / John Vanderzyde / London, Ontario, Canada / / 3-31-10: Stem is cut out, frames are laid out.
10-08-10: All of the frames are cut out, and the #5 bulkhead is assembled.
1-24-11: Completed the frames, and am setting up the strong back. Decided to make it a 19’ boat. (See Customer Photos)

DINKY / Bill Lozano / / 4-14-99: I’m at the glue part. Rain, tornado, and sleet have driven me from barn (project area). Next week should glue roll boat over (all 7′ of it) to begin fiberglass.

DINKY / Ryan (age 13) and dad for help / Northern CA / / 4-5-00: Cutting out parts from M2 1/4″ plywood.

DINKY / E.L. (Andy) Anderson / / 3-3-03: All wired up and now the spreader and shears go in and then…gluing starts. Coming along pretty good (so far). She is a real breeze compared to my other projects. Like no butt blocks and only 7′. I like that!.

DORY / Andy Anderson / / 6-30-00: Currently finished topsides and bottom and about to turn her over and do inside. Previously built the Row Me and the Bulls Eye but like this one best of all. Will send photo when I can. (See Customer Photos-Archives/Dory)

DOUBLE EAGLE / J. Leconte & John E. Talley / / 7-13-98: Boat completed in 1988. Refurbished during last year, i.e. Mercruiser 4.3 LXH, all wood re-varnished and re-painted, minor frame replacement.

DOUBLE EAGLE / Bernard Massé / / 7-20-00: Frame patterns transfered on 1/8 in. masonite and all components explosed to make tracing on wood easier. Just began cutting and assembling frames.

DOUBLE EAGLE / Rob Bradley / Brisbane, Australia / / 3-13-02: Currently fitting chine logs and sheer clamps. Construction time to date, approx 450 hrs 12-7-02: Our hull has been sheathed in glass cloth and building time to date is 850 hours. All weight to this stage is 620 lbs (before fitting the skeg). 9-28-03: On the 9/13/03 our Double Eagle was rolled over. We had 15 guys on hand to help. No crane was used, the process being carried out on 10 car tyres. I am pleased to report that the process went perfectly with no creaks or groanes from the hull as we rolled it over. The rollover weight was 400kg and total time to get to this stage was approx. 1300 hrs. 1-31-04: The floors are now fitted but not as yet glued and screwed down. Mock up of fuel tanks has been made and work on two stainless steel fuel tanks will commence mid Feb. Rudder tube is ready for assy., and rudder blade ready for fitting. Total time on this project to date is approx. 1700 hrs. Quotes for a dual axle trailer are being arranged, expect to pay about $4,500. 4-24-04: Fitting the foredeck and in the next month, the superstructure should start to go up. To date the construction time has be 1830 hrs, cost to build using clear Oregon (Douglas-fir), marine ply and epoxy glue. To date, the cost is a little over A$ 9000. Total weight to this stage (I weighed everything except glue paint and screws) is 545 kg.

DOUBLE EAGLE / We are three first time boat builders from Norway. Anders Tømmerbakke, Svante Tømmerbakke and Dag rune Skarstein / / 5-10-02: Our project is a modified Double eagle which we have increased the length with 10%. Also we have built the hull in the strip plank method. We are currently in the stage of installing the engine, a BMW 180 hp. diesel. We are really looking forward to getting this baby on the Water, hopefully at the end of this summer. At least for a test drive. 3-28-03: Our project is coming along just fine. We are currently working on the house and decking (Teak). We have a small hope that the exterior will be finished by the time the summer vacation begins. Interior will probably be finished somewhat later.

DOUBLE EAGLE / Gordon Groenevelt / Spring Lake MI / / 8-25-02: Just completed Stem, Breasthook and Transom. Looking forward to starting frames. Am happily surprised with the clear instructions. 9-9-02: Just finished frames. Will be building set up form. This work will be done outdoors. Hope to get planking and first coat of resin on before cold weather sets in. Have not decided if a temporary cover will be put up, may have to tarp and wait till Spring to continue. Really enjoying the project. 11-12-02: Boat is ready for planking but the snow is starting to fly in Michigan and its time to wrap things up until Spring. 3-27-03: The E-Mail address is still good. Well, the project is still under wraps. It’s being build out of doors and it’s just now warm enough to melt the snow still on the ground. Just today I traveled some distance to a hardwood supplier (Rare Earth Hardwoods) for some Mahogany for the sheer clamp and deck beams. So I’m gearing up for warmer weather and plan to get back into it as soon as I have the right temp for the glue. 12-24-03: Since my last update Summer has come and gone. Much progress has been made. I have build a shed made of 2×2 and tarp over the Double Eagle. It has been a must to allow the work to continue. I am at the point of F/G the skeg and preparing to prime and paint the hull. I hope to have the hull turned by Spring and ready for topside work when the weather changes. It seems that in Michigan everything turns on the weather, its true in my case at least. I have purchased a 4 cylinder turbo charged Cummins for the boat and am looking forward to see how this combination performs.

DOUBLE EAGLE / Ken Schott / Richmond Hill, GA / / 3-15-03: Building frames, have power package on hand, gas inboard 140hp. Intend to build project as center console sportfisherman stretched 5%. 10-12-03: Frames set complete; White Oak frames with laminated Mahogany transom. 3-20-04: Frames, stem & transom setup and ready for longitudinals. 6/20/04: Roughed-in the stringers for a dry-fit prior to laying the longitudinals. I feel this aids in fitting in this early stage, so that the work is done upright, rather than on your knees, in the bilge, later. I made a triple-lamination Cypress 2″ net member, extended to frame 1, to beef up for a standard cruiser strut. These will be removed and shelved to continue with the longitidunals. The sole beams are being fitted at this time also. The dimentions for sole beams & stringer notches are taken off the full sized patterns. 7-19-07: Finally getting good building time on the project after 2 years working & travelling. Have side planking on, battens glued down, bottom planking dry fitted. With good luck the rollover will be end of July 07. All planking is scarf joined 8′ panels. The bottom is going on as soon as the screws arrive. I’ll install both layers at once, scarfs and all. 9-4-07: Turned the hull. Launched the boat 10-26-07. Initial trials were 28 mph @ 3950 rpm on a 3.0L Chevy engine. Cruise of 3000 rpm = 21 mph, and the boat feels very smooth and effortless at that setting. (see Customer Photos)

DOUBLE EAGLE / Kent Smith / Hixson, TN / / I have finished cutting out frames, transom, stem, etc. Looking for any help from other DE builders. 1-19-04: Frames and transom are built and set, keel is in place, working on chine & battens. I am extending the hull to 25′ and adding the extra space to the cabin.

DOUBLE EAGLE – Alum / William Zubko / / 6-22-06: Just started cutting the 1/4 5086 h116 for the frames. I made them 6″ high and 48″ long( for now). I also put a 1 1/2″ I.d. radius at the 2″ mark (length-wise), in each frame. 6-26-06: Cut the keel and chine angles in both sides of frame #1 and welded it together. I also cut (2) 1/4″ x 6″x144″ pieces for the keel. the front piece of the wheel was also cut out of 1/8″ sheet, it will lean forward like the canadian north-west windsheilds. 4-7-07: Rear deck is welded down, front deck cut out and fit, my front deck has a 10″ step in it around the walk around wheel house that will be welded down. (see Customer Photos)

DRIFTER 14′ / Ron Marani / / 6-17-01: 6-6-90 1st Drifter built with Glen L plans, with help from Boatbuilding Manual. I used white oak frames, Douglas-fir Marine plywood for sides, bottom and transom. white cedar for seats. Honduran mahogany for splash board and rub rails, west epoxy for hull coating with fiberglass cloth. all fasteners and cleats are bronze. my boat is now 10 years old and still looks great!. I have built 5 of these boats in the past few years. Great plans and a great boat. Thanks Glen-L.

DRIFTER 14′ / Tim Kerruish / South Island, New Zealand / / 3-20-05: Building form and frames made. About to get the ply for making the stem, transom, etc. Thankfully I have a good friend, Greg, who is a joiner and is helping with this, my first build. Never actually seen a drift boat apart from TV and photos, there are only 1 or 2 in NZ as far as we know, so looking forward to fishing from it next spring.

DRIFTER 14′ / Mark Thompson / on the Rogue River, Oregon / / 2-10-07: I am just getting started building my first 14′ Drifter. I bought the plans close to twenty years ago and am getting brave now. I have got to the point I just need to glue up the chines and shear clamps this week and I hope to complete the boat in the next couple of weeks. I have every thing cut out and bought some great wood. I’m a long time woodworker but new to building boats. I live on the rogue river and hope to slay many fish with this gem.

DRIFTER 14′ / Mark Mariano / Missoula, Montana / / 3-13-09: My name is Mark Mariano Jr. and I am currently building your 14′ Drift Boat. I am building it in my carpentry class at the University of Montana, College of Technology in Missoula Montana. I am a first time builder and am a very lucky guy to be building my own boat for college credit! So far I have built the hull and am now at the fiber glassing stage. I am racing the clock to beat the spring runoff on the local rivers and hope to have it on the water by the end of the 08-09 school year. I would like to thank everyone that has posted on the boat builder forum and the Glen-L family for their help and support so far. The project has stirred up a lot of interest within the school and I’m sure that it will not be the last Glen-L boat that is made in our shop. I have told everyone about all the help and resources provided. I will send more pictures as the project comes along.
5-10-09: I have finished my 14′ drift boat project. I built it for myself at the University of Montana, College of Technology. It’s done and it floats like a dream. It was one of the hardest things I have ever done but the most fulfilling as well. I couldn’t be happier and more proud of myself. I have received a ton of attention around town, at the launch, and on the river. I did the maiden voyage on the Bitterroot River from Florence to Missoula, Montana. At this time of year the rivers are normally flooded and brown due to the spring run-off but the Bitterroot miraculously held off and I was able to safely float her. Thanks for all the support. Can’t wait for my next one. (See Customer Photos)

DRIFTER 16′ / Mickey Wright / Georgia / / 11-12-99: Transom, stem, knees, seats, etc. cut. Now laminating plywood parts and assembling form. 3-27-03: Email addy is still good and Drifter is sitting unfinished on the garage floor. Life has a way of taking over sometimes but I hope to get back to it and finish it this summer.

DRIFTER 16′ / Matt Gebhardt / / 2-16-00: Plywood cut, laminated for stem and transom knee. Transom and transom bracing almost done (working the chine logs back from the stem). All forms, bracing done. 3-20-00: Fairing done, bottom planking installed, now putting on side planking. Expect to be fiberglassing within a week. 9/20/2000 Been a while but finally back to work. Fiberglass is done but have both cleanup and finish work to do. Still need to flip the boat right side up and sand epoxy smooth on sides, apply fillets between battans and then start the spar varnishing. Does look like a boat now though. Still need to put in the blocks for the oar locks (though have the locks and oars already). Then will flip it back and start the priming and painting. Modified my seats so that then can be moved up and down the sides of the boat to accommodate arm and leg length of the rower. Was hoping to be done this summer but looks like it’ll wrap up this winter. 4-6-02: Done. Floating and fishing. Great project. 3-27-03: Got the msg. Floats and fishes great. Great project that now requires annual spar varnish but otherwise about everything I wanted.

DRIFTER 16′ / Peter Smith / Goodrich, MI / 10-11-01: Construction started 10-1-01: and building form done. Got the wood yesterday for all framing less 3/8 plywood($202.10), all Douglas-fir except white oak keel. Took 20hrs to build set up frame and cut/glue stem and transom. Back to work on it this weekend. 10-20-01: Pre-beveled chine logs 30 deg. –too much bevel. Glued up sheer clamps and chine logs this weekend. 10-22-01: Put “v” wedges at junctions of chine logs and sheer clamps at stem and stern knee. Wild cuts on transom framing and ends of sheers chines. Sanding and fitting for planking tonight. 10-27-01: Cut and fitting left front side planking. Had to put 1×6 across inside of inner sheer clamps to keep from collapsing while bending 3/8 plywood around bow section. Found out epoxy likes 75 deg. to flow out of can, very temp sensetive, good working time(45 min) no problem at 65 deg. 12-6-01: Finished side planking. tied down battens with hd fishing line then cut (from underneath) as screws were applied, good fit to bottom planking. Turning over for first time tonight. Hope to be glassing by Christmas. 12-25-01: Finished side planking with 2 sets of butt joints as 8ft plywood only available. Bottom on and boat upright with seats in. Finishing fit for deck and installing butt joint backers this week. Will use West Epoxy on hull and interior. Getting excited as it looks like a boat. Much bigger than expected, really roomy. 2-9-02: Well christmas came and went but the boat is all finished and looks marvelous with no paint. You can see all the wood right through the fiberglass. 4-30-02: Boat all done and what a dream to fish out of. Also enjoy rowing my bride around the local lakes. Found a 3.6 long-shaft and it works perfect. The boat is easy to tow on a snowmobile trailer. 3-30-03: Finished boat in 2002, Fantastic design and great project. Keep me on the mailing list. Mounted reg. shaft on the rear on a homemade drop sub. transom. Goes 12mph with 5 hp.

DRIFTER 16′ / Adam Doll / Ionia, MI / / 6-9-02: This is a boat I have wanted to build for years. My father purchased the plans in the early 80’s and never built it. My kids want something different so I have now picked up the plans. I started May 15, 2002. Frames are built and set up, chines and sheers in place. I have a helper coming over tomorrow to install the planking and I will keep you informed as I go. 3-27-03: The boat is great I have logged over 15 trips in the boat and I believe it is one of the better drift boats I have run. (See Customer Photos)

DRIFTER 16′ / Cam Dickson / Grande Prairie, Alb, Canada / / 7-12-04: At the moment I’m nearing completion. I’m just about to flip the hull back upside down and give the outside a paint job. Once that is completed, I’ll right the hull and start the varnish process on the inside. I expect to be finished by month end!!! I’ll send some pic’s once it’s complete. (see Customer Photos)

DRIFTER 16′ / Skip Matthews / Heppner, Oregon / / 05-31-05: Have wanted to build this boat for awhile and finally got to it this spring. Have the hull off the frame and all the material to finish. Will finish the interior and then turn back over for fiberglass. Plans have led me well through the process. I have never built a boat before but I seem to be doing fine. Hope to launch in the river soon. This boat will be used floating on Class 2 and Class 3 rivers.

DRIFTER 16′ / Reg Lake / Thunder Bay, ON, Canada / / 3-2-07: Started the build of a 16′ Drifter from plans purchased several years ago.

DRIFTER 18′ / Steve Magness / Kernersville, NC / / I have secured your plans, poxy-glue, and hardware kit to start the project. I ordered the marine grade plywood from my local lumberyard. 8-5-03: Roughly cut out transom, transom knee, stem, and breasthook pieces. Bond them together with epoxy. 8-6-03: Using my templates, make final cuts of bonded pieces and match to blueprints. Mount breasthook to stem.

DUCK BOAT TOO / Mark Newman / / 3-18-00: Working on frames. 3-28-03: Finshed the boat in ’98 or 99′ … I sent you pictures.. now in your ‘archives’ under ‘duck boat,too’… by me… I also built a ‘console skiff’ also in your archives with a story an lots of pics…

DUCK BOAT TOO / Al Storey / / 8-3-00: Finished in 1998. Love it and will be hunting from it again in about four weeks here in Alaska.

DUCK BOAT TOO / Dan Martens / / 1-29-01: I have the plans, bronze fastenings, the epoxy to encapsulate the entire boat. Last week I purchased the mahogany timber and mahogany plywood. This week I have purchased the transfer paper. The use for this boat is for sight seeing and fishing, should be ideal for a roof top carrier and that will end the dilemma on what to take on the weekends, camper or boat. 5-16-01: Got the frames together and getting ready set up on the floor and start with the keel and other stringers. A note on the stem, borrowed a power makita planer from the neighbor and had the stem shaped to the 60 deg. angle in about 15 min. worked so well that I may borrow it again. Also laminated mahogany plywood to the inside and outside of the transom, will not paint this boat epoxy inside and out. 3-27-03: Almost done! Just a few very tiny details I want to add yet only had it in the water once I have gotten a lot of satisfaction from the project despite friends and neighbors jokes … Gilligan, Noah etc. have a little work to do on the 1953 merc. then plan on using it for years looking at the catalog and thinking about the next project. (see Customer Photos)

DUCK BOAT TOO / R. E. Pennington / / 9-5-01: Just received the shipment with the fastenings, covering kit and frame kit. Am setting up the frames and just purchased the material. This will be a busy weekend.

DUCK BOAT TOO / Dan Marsh / Chesapeake, VA / / 1-18-05: I’m at work on Duck Boat, the power version. I have completed the transom, knee, and stem. I’ve been away alot as I work on ships, but hope to have the boat done within a few months. With all the shallow waters around here it will actually be used by my daughter on the Nansemond River to get to her friend’s house. Of course dad will use it in season next year. I think a power dory will be next.

DUCK BOAT TOO / Craig Larson / N.W. Manitoba, Canada / / 11-13-10: Today I lay the keel for the Duck Boat Too from plans that I bought from you earlier in the year. I am blogging my progress at I will use this boat both for duck hunting as well as for a tender to the Glen-L Eagle I am putting together.
11-15-10: I am building it inside my home (my wife is a saint!). My home will some day become my shop…but that’s a long story. Anyway, I am working on the DBT knees today…sanding and gluing. I think it will take me a couple of weeks to put this together. It is an easy build…if you like jigsaw puzzles you’ll like building your own boat! 😉
11-17-10: Sitting last night looking at the lines on the DBT it was almost too much for me to bear…so graceful. There were words in me this morning when I awoke. FYI:voice-of-my-boat
11-26-10: It’s going quite well…battens are on now, and sides should be this week. I can’t believe how easy it is!
1-24-11: After a three week break for Christmas I finished gluing and screwing my DBT. I am setting it aside until it warms up outside enough for me to fiberglass it. It’s a graceful boat!

DYNO JET / Andy Marks / Holden, Massachusetts / / 6-12-05: Panels cut and stiched, encapuslated inside of panels, sheers installed, chines/stem have initial coating of Epoxy/filler, breasthook installed – so far I guess I would be at Day number 7.
9-9-08: I sent in some pics of my finished DynoJet project. The pictures don’t really do it justice as it came out awesome!
I documented the entire build process on my website. Thank you! (See Customer Photos)

DYNO JET / Frank Green / Las Vegas, Nevada / / 5-26-08: I’m at the point of installing the battons. I’ve not started to cut up my JS-550 yet as it was not running when I bought it and I think it will be easier to troubleshoot the problems in the Jet Ski configuration. (see Customer Photos)

DYNO MITE / Pete & T.J. Bratten / / 11-19-04: We have just started cutting out plywood pieces and are getting ready to do the butt joints, epoxy the wood, and start stitching the panels together. Hope it’s as easy as the video makes it look!

DYNO MITE / Daniel Campbell / Mission Viejo, CA / / 11-22-04: Started the DynoMite project this week (11-20-04). I first built an 8′ foot rolling cradle (dry dock) to support the boat to make things easier during contruction over the next couple months. Now I have started cutting out the sides and bottom pieces. I purchased the frame kit to make things easier. I am looking forward to talking with other builders of this design. I’ll send photos when I have made a bit more progress.

DYNO MITE / Randy Hough / Port Moody, BC, Canada / / 9-21-05: I started building August 23 and I’ve got the basic hull complete, keel lams, battens, and longi’s in. I’m filleting the longi’s and fitting deck beams. 4 weeks of weekends and a couple of hours most nights so far. Power will be a 15HP Merc. Its a short shaft so I trimmed the transom 5″. I’m watching the weight and hope to get 30 MPH+ out of it (if I can find the right prop). I’m thinking about putting a permanent gas tank behind the seat and sealing the areas between beam 11, the outside of the motor well, and the transom for flotation. I’ll probably seal the area forward of beam 7 also. Haven’t decided on what to do with the deck. I’m thinking 1/16 veneer “planking” over top of the 1/4 ply if I can keep the weight down around 125#. This is a great little boat. Several neighbours check in to chat and watch it take shape. Great Fun!

DYNO MITE / Dennis Kirby / Portland, Ontario, Canada / / 6-22-08: I have built other designs but never a stitch and glue format. I am just starting to cut the sides and bottoms from ply. I look forward to communicating with others who are building this boat.

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