My project has gone well so far, just very slow at times finding the free time to build boats. I should be able to launch in Feb/ March next year. That will make it a three and a half year project at about 2500 hours.
I suppose I am a real amateur backyard boat builder with limited free time and what free time I have is balanced between boatbuilding and raising a young family. Often epoxy is set aside to first go and read a bedtime story or to fix a bicycle tyre. And whatever gets spent on the boat mom wants double for the house. In between I have also rebuilt a hand-me-down Optimist for my son and restored a vintage Finn for myself so as to keep sailing while building.
With the beams completed I almost feel like the boatbuilding is over! I considered the beams to be the final hurdle and I now know that even if I slow right down with the project, the end is in sight. Seems a pity that at the end just as you have finally mastered the skills needed to build a nice boat, it all now goes to waste because you will most probably never tackle such a task again.
I have seen Luke Rademan's F82. It is a beaut.
St Francis Bay,