|Project by DustyMark||posted 06-06-2013 01:37 PM||8519 views||20 times favorited||29 comments|
My youngest son and I built this boat in the spring of 2008 following a Glen-L Boats plan. My late wife was dying of cancer at the time and this was a good project for my son and I to work on together. The plywood frame pieces are 3/4” marine Douglas fir plywood. The solid wood frame pieces are vertical grain Douglas fir. The skin is 6 mm okoume mahogony plywood. The whole boat is coated with epoxy-impregnated fiberglass. The boat is powered by a two-stroke Yamaha 25 hp outboard motor. With an 11” pitch prop it has a top speed of 30 mph and will pull up two adults on skis or wakeboards. The last photo shows just how far this boat will lean before the prop comes out of the water…
Follow this link to see a video of the interior before installing the deck panels.
Follow this link to see a video of my new wife and I skiing/wakeboarding at the same time behind this incredibly fun woodworking project!
My son joined the Air Force and I moved away from the lake when I remarried, so I sold the boat to a friend. However, I might have an opportunity to move back within the next year. I’ve already told my friend that if he has buyer’s remorse, I’ll buy the boat back from him if I move back to NC. If I move back and he doesn’t want to sell, I’ll build a four-seater!
-- Mark, Minnesota