Well, the car is sold, the garage is clean, and I've built a workbench. Now I'm finally ready to fill that empty space back up with a boat. I'm looking to build the Glen-L 15 as an initial project. At some point I intend to build a much larger cruiser as a multiple year effort, but I want to get my feet wet with something more manageable first.
Before I order my plans, I hope to get a quick gut-check from this forum. I selected the Glen-L 15 for a couple of reasons. The size is right, for starters. I want a wooden boat that can be sailed or rowed in a pinch, and it needs to be able to support a small motor (because of where it will be used mainly, sometimes you're going to need alternate propulsion). I want to use plywood/epoxy in the construction as well. Finally, I want to make something very attractive.
To be perfectly honest, a big reason I selected the plans I have is because of the pictures of the really beautiful finished boats on the website. I know it's not the most thoughtful reason, but that's a big part of why I'm making this post.
Can you show me a set of plans that will make a prettier boat with the same construction technique and size? Is there any compelling reason you can think of for me to select something different given my loose criteria?
I'll mainly be sailing in the channels and inlet on the east coast of the US between North and South Carolina. I may do some lake sailing as well, but that would be secondary.
Thanks for any good responses, I look forward to the wisdom!
(and I'm not being sarcastic!)