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Re: DIY Boat "Weekender"
Yeah, used to know a guy who built and sailed a Weekender. He had already completed the building when I first met him.
Nice little boat. Sailed well enough, though I suppose it would be a big disappointment to anyone who had the heart of a racer. He spent weekends on it now and then, but it was definitely more like camping on the water than living on a boat.
I would agree with Aaron42... If you are looking for a project--something to build--then you could do a lot worse than a Weekender. If you really just want to sail, and somehow think that building your own is the cheapest way to get what you want, I think you will probably be disappointed. If you count your own time at no more than minimum wage, you would almost certainly be money ahead to just buy a boat. If the building is half the fun, though, and having a sailboat when you are done is basically a happy coincidence, then you wouldn't put a cost on the time spent, because spending the time building something was the whole point. If that's the case, then go for it and good luck!