Thanks Joe. I appreciate the compliment. The credit goes to Glen L Whit for the beautiful lines he gave this boat and for the easy to follow instructions. The simple elegance of this design is what kept me coming back to the amp eater as my first choice to build.
If there is anyone out there who is viewing this post and you are wondering, "Could I build the Amp Eater? or another Glen-L boat?" Yes you can. Check out some of my construction photos here: https://www.boatdesigns.com/images/Amp-Eater-Construction-Fannon.pdf
If this guy who had only minimal wood working skills can do it so can you. I built practically the entire hull using only a jig saw, a hand drill, a small block plane, sandpaper a pair of pliers and a circular saw. In just over 100 hours of work over the course of 4 months, working available evenings and weekends, the hull was complete. Just follow the instructions! Any other help you need you can get on the forum by reading previous posts and asking questions. There are many proficient boat builders who are willing to help!
I'm so glad I bought plans from Glen-L. The full size patterns and the detailed instructions along with help from the forum and friendly staff assured me of my ability and ensured my success!
Of course if you want to talk to some boat builders in person and see the boats they have built from plans you have seen on the web site, then come to the Boat Builders Gathering in Guild, TN, on Nickajack Lake downstream from Chattanooga, Sept 14-15 and 16.
That's what I did and I ordered my plans after returning home.
Go for it!