Driftboat by Mark Mariano, Jr., Missoula, Montana

March 13, 2009

My name is Mark Mariano, Jr. and I am currently building your 14' Driftboat. 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 fiberglassing 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.

Wizzie, my faithful companion and soon to be seadog

Seal coat of epoxy

Seal Coat

I would like to thank everyone that has posted on the Boatbuilder 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.