WARNING: Reading this story could get you all caught in a mind warp. I know this because I personally am very familiar with a warped mind. you have been warned.
So. Lets set the stage here. Antique and Classic boats. As in manufactured factory boats. You buy one, and restore it and show it around, and it has a certain somethin somethin about it. And its rare if you care, or someone else does. But the fact is, it’s something cool and old, new again. Okay! We all agree, yes with slightly different this-s and that-s.
So, what about a Glen-L boat? You find an old Glen-L boat made in the 50’s and restore it. That’s very cool. WARNING: But and here is the mind warp part. What if you get some vintage plans, or even new plans that are the same as they were in the 1950’s? And build the boat, is it an old boat or new boat? Oh, sure, it seems like a simple answer. Until you think about a heavily restored boat. Its basically a new boat. No difference.
To take it even further, if you wear shirts and pants from the 50’s, go all Amish on it. Listen to 50’s music in the barn, use old tools, smoke a lot. Is there a difference? And with a Glen -L, isn’t the real heart of the boats the build part? so couldn’t the build part be timeless? Especially if you are true to the period the boat plans are from. So the wood soaked in all the right music and smells?
Think about it, There is a massive Glen-L community, these families are very passionate about them and have a ton of fun, and get this, they can cross over into the ACBS world. Its like two types of music Country AND Western in harmony. After all Glen-L is over 60 years old. YOU CAN DROOL ALL OVER GLEN -L BOATS HERE AT THE OFFICIAL GLEN-L WEBSITE