In the spring of 2011, my girlfriend and myself decided we wanted a boat. Us both being full time students meant our budgets meant are stretched pretty thin, but all of the times we went fishing from land convinced the both of us that we NEEDED a boat (seemed easier than improving our fishing skills
). We originally sought a "fixer-upper" but even the prices on those were a bit out of our price range at the time. Also, I wasn't about to dump all my money into a boat that didn't at least look cool. Long story short, I remembered that my dad had purchased some Glen-L plans when I was about 8 (I'm 21 now) that, for various reasons we never got around to building. Fortunately, I was able to locate the plans, and that day we started borrowing tools, buying wood and fasteners, epoxy and building. I found an engine on craigslist later in the summer, bought it for what seemed like a steal, and spend probably as much time fussing with it as I did the boat. After all the taking it apart, the problem was simply a bad connection from the spark plug wire to the spark plug (the terminal that goes on the plug was loose and not producing a good connection). It took us about 2 months and a week from start to finish and I can't wait to get back to using it again this year. We painted it like my dad's boat, which is where I got most of my interest in boating from.