Flying Saucer Design

Flying Saucer by Chris Wood, Tillsonburg, Ontario, Canada

August 25, 2020 - Boat completed in 6 months (January - July 31, 2020)

Flying Saucer by Ken Witbrodt, Wildwood, Missouri

January 2017 My name is Ken Witbrodt and I reside in Wildwood, Missouri (a western St Louis suburb). Attached are some photos from my first Glen-L boat build project. It is a 12 foot Flying Saucer, although I modified the plans slightly from the twin cockpit version to a single cockpit. I built gullwing-styled hatches for storage in place of the rear cockpit. I began working on the boat early in 2015 and completed it in October 2016. I named her 'Mini Cab' (I'm also a wine lover) and also created my own fictitious boat works label - Arman Craft (and had fun creating the graphics & decals). Overall, it was a rewarding experience and I am pleased with the results. Thanks for the great plans and resources!

Flying Saucer by Larry Clarke, Foresthill, California

<p> July 2014 </p> <p> We started with two trees, one cedar and one black walnut. All the ribs (frames) are cedar and all the trim is black walnut. The hull is plywood. </p> <p> \"Brown Sugar\" is equipped with electric start/ power tilt /remote start/ chart-plotter and fish finder. </p>

Flying Saucer by Jim Shadler, Long Island, New York

Update February 2013</p><p>Glen-L Flying Saucer stretched 15 inches to 13 ft. 6 inches in length.

Flying Saucer by John Korte, Leesburg, AL

<p>Here is the latest picture of the Flying Saucer.</p>

Flying Saucer by William Levien

<p>1 February 2007 </p><p> Hello Glen L! </p><p> It\'s been a year since I first saw your plans online and have not stopped thinking about building this boat. I did not have any space in a 1 bedroom apartment, so I got hooked on building scale boats in a corner of my living room. I just got married and moved into a house where my wife is kind enough to let me take over the garage. Now I have the plans, bought some lumber, and dove in with the help of some great people on the forum. I am hoping to get the boat in the water by late this summer, but it\'s a stretch since I work full time. </p><p> Thanks for providing the great plans and a great forum full of knowledge to help connect the great people that are on this forum today!! </p><p> Here are my first pictures of rough cut frame members, since I wanted to build the whole thing myself (lots of shaping and sanding to come) </p><p> ~Bill L.</p>

Flying Saucer by Bob Ellis

<p>Subject: Flying Saucer Photos Date: Tue, 27 Jan 2004 </p><p> Here is my Flying Saucer that I launched today in the Salton Sea. Weather was beautiful and no wind. </p><p> It\'s been a \"Snowbird\" project for me during my winters in California. </p><p> It was a solo launch so no action fotos, but take it from me, the boat and engine ran beautifully! It registered 32mph, I might of liked a bit more, and I might re-prop, but at 12\' you know you\'re moving! I have no, nada, adjustments to make to this boat!!! </p><p> A comment about the Flying Saucer. After reading comments in Project Registry and looking at the early design, porpoising was a concern of mine. As a result, I did make some minor changes during construction. First I extended the stem to the next frame aft, and then added vertical members to the floor battens in the aft area to assure straightness. It payed off. Today I sat in the back; I put the gas tank in the back and not a hint of porpoising. </p><p> I guess I forgot; the engine is a 1992 30hp Evinrude with probably less than 50 hours. It was on my Glen-L Sweet Caroline dory. It needed a home , and I think it found the perfect one with the Saucer! </p><p> Regards, Bob Ellis</p>

Flying Saucer by Andy Welch, ONT, Canada

<p> Subject: Pictures of my finished boat Date: Tue, 14 Sep 1999 From: Andy Welch </p><p> Dear Sirs: </p><p> I found the Glen-L Flying Saucer on the Internet in the fall of 1997 and purchased my plans at Noah\'s Boat Building Supplies in Toronto. I built the boat over the winter in my garage and launched it at my cottage in Muskoka in June of 1998. I hated finishing because it was so much fun working on it. You should definitely promote the scarf joint, it was easy with a belt sander and some saran wrap. </p><p> The boat planes out beautifully with up to 3 adults aboard using a 15 HP motor. There were a few handling problems at first. Initially I left off the keel strip and added it last fall. This improved handling at low speed in the wind. Also, the boat porpoised at speed until I added a lift fin on the outboard. Last fall I stuck on a small planing step at the stern beside the new keel strip. These changes basically fixed it up although I would recommend putting the wheel in the front cockpit rather than the back. </p><p> Thank you for a wonderful boat building experience. </p><p> Here are some pictures. </p><p> Andy Welch, P.Eng.</p>


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