Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Caledonia, MS
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Oh I will still keep my initial plans to build a small sloop or dinghy to learn and get the kids involved. Just the boat I "want" to build would create too many hurdles to get to the water.
I live about 14 miles from the nearest launch and anything I build with a beam greater than 8ft or a draft deeper than 5ft would be next to impossible for me to get to the water. Closest launch to drop anything bigger would be approximately 55-60 miles away and trying to tow something that wide that far.... You get my dilemma.
Sorry for not being clearer, I was at work and posted that on my Iphone. While typing away I couldn't see what I was typing so my thoughts weren't expressed correctly.
As far as building the 27ft, I was figuring about 3500 man hours involved. My hands will not be the only ones involved. Realistically I will have 5-6 (me, my wife, my step-son, and 3 daughters) sets of hands involved, if each could average 12 hrs a week (4hrs days a week) it would be complete in just over a year. I know some weeks I could get more work in than others, but I figure that would be a good avg.
As far as my 3 daughters and wife, they would NEVER let me spend that much time out in the shop alone. Heck my motorcycle restoration I prob have only done about 1/3 of the work on it... My 3 little shadows want to help Dad something fierce, even though they don't want to ride on it. My Step-son has no desire at all to go sailing, but he is a pretty good carpenter and wants to help me build it.
I hope that clears up my intentions Delmar.