Audeen by Al Neill

11 January 2008

My Audeen is beginning to sneak up the basement stairs as you can see from the attached. I hope that spring arrives early here in Ottawa. My wife, meanwhile is operating the jackhammer at the south wall of the basement (not really). I have simply left my glue bottle on the shelf and all of this will be disassembled and moved to the garage in April. Who says you can't build a boat in the basement?

Regards from the snowy north,

Al Neill

Glen L Audeen in the basment

Glen-L Audeen sneaking up the stairs

22 May 2009

Just a note to let you know that my Audeen is well under way after a bit of a delay. I had engine rebuilder problems which are now rectified. Engine has been rebuilt, tested and now stored under the green tarp in background. The engine hoist is in the middle of the ceiling of my garage and therefore I could not assemble my boat frames until the engine was returned. UGH!

So you think that you may have enough clamps ? Buy more! I laminated the sheer's from white oak but the chines are made from a nice 17' piece of ash. Steamed once, twice, three times and then yes, four times. (See the box in the corner)

I will start the "fairing" process next week. Yahoo!

I am still spending many hours on your wonderful web site. Keep up the good work.

7 January 2011 Update

It has been some time since I last reported my Audeen progress, but be assured that I have been working diligently. All being well, my launch date should take place in June or July of 2011.

You can see more photos of my build progress at