May 24, 2003

Dear Sirs,
Enclosed, please find pictures of my recently completed Glen-L 8 ball. 1 was disappointed with the web site owners pictures as few show any detail and the owners seemed to have used leftover wood, scraps, etc. for hull and sails. I am very pleased with the results achieved using Glen-L supplies and following the recommendations. The marine plywood in my area is Philippine mahogany so I matched it with the 3/4" lumber.
I used real sitka spruce for the mast which was rather hard to find and costly but worth it. I am very impressed with the oars you supplied from New Zealand. Local oars are no comparison. Poxy-shield was used to wet out the fiberglass covering. After fairing, an epoxy spray paint, meant for kitchen appliances, was used with good results. It took me approximately 3 to 4 months to build, after work on weekdays and on Saturdays.
She sails very handily even with me and my wife aboard, and rows smoothly and easily. When we motor, I wish my arm was longer, I guess I need an extension for the outboard handle. I am sure she would plane if I could get more weight forward.
I anticipate getting a larger craft soon to carry 8-ball. Enjoy the pictures, they are yours to share.

John Landis
Succasunna, NJ