Alpha 2 by Robert Sanson, Saratoga Springs, New York

October 30, 2008

Here is the Glen-L "Alpha 2" sailboat that I finished in 2001. Build time was 6 months. Total cost was about $3,500.

I also built the wooden trailer from some old 1950s trailer plans (also from Glen-L). It works well and the odd thing is that it floats! which makes it a little weird at the boat launch.

I also made the sails from a Sailrite kit.

I'm very pleased with all of it. The boat sails very nicely, it also rows nicely. The construction is holding up well after 6 years and I still get comments every time I sail it!

I highly recommend it! Go to and buy the plans!