15 October 2004

Hello everyone at Glen-L,

After exactly 2-years, my Flying Saucer was launched last Sunday. Here are some photos of the launch. The engine is a 25-hp, 1977 Johnson, and the boat really zooms even with two kids and two adults aboard. The entire project was very rewarding and we plan on spending a lot of time on the lake next Spring and Summer. Thanks for all your advice and support!Some of the material sources are as follows:

  • Mahogany lumber and Douglas Fir Plywood - Homestead Hardwoods, Vickery, OH (near Sandusky) 419-684-9582
  • Epoxy Shield, bronze fasteners, fiberglass kit - Glen-L
  • Varnish - Petit Captains VarnishPrimer - Petit 6149 Easy PoxyPaint - Petit 3175 Easy Poxy, both primer and paint were brushed on.
  • Seat foam and vinyl: www.rochfordsupply.com

Best Regards! Dave Lewis