Stede, thanks for the info. I dont remember anything especialy untowards in the conversation, but both it and the guns discussion got a little heated on every side. So likewise, I know I said things I shouldnt have, and if you were offended by them, I appologize.
boatnut: I was reading the Sail articles, thats what got me thinking. So I wanted to come on here and ask people who''ve actualy been on the water with them. Thanks for the book recomendations. I''ll get on those.
Paul. I''m going to start a set of welding classes including gass shielded, which, combined with the Sail article made me think about building one, so the labor cost would be only time I lost for most of the welding, in theory. We''ll see how the classes and my self confidence with the gear goes though.