Originally Posted by searunner31
I think what needs mention to those that want to build your dream boat go for it.
But remember you paid a lot of money
for the plans. Before you make a design change discuss it with the designer
and get his approval.
Remember do not over build them. If it calls for 1/4 inch don't user 1/2 inch. Arthur Piver your not adding 16.oz you adding 16.to the power of 3.
I'd add not to compromise on the quality of your materials. The best work can't make up for lesser material. The main thing on building is to learn to complete in a timely manner. Experience really pays so build the dink first and treat every project
as practice and you're skills and speed will accumulate.
In the boat in question, the Brown pre searunner
, much effort was spent in substituting "better deals" for the specified materials. A boat so compromised isn't worth finishing or sailing. Friends asked me to check the boat out but I steered them clear when the survey first didn't happen. The reality of "passing on the dream" can be translated in some cases as "ditching the nightmare".
This "free boat" had the things necessary to render it usable removed but offered for sale
with it. It is understandable for a builder
to try and recoup some costs on a failed project
but responsibility should be there too.At some point here a light bulb went off and the builder
skipped breaking the boat up because he could give the dream, and chore away.
When I cut up the Searunner 31, 3 people had already damaged their finances and broken their hearts over it. It really was removing a hazard to navigation
in many ways and a interesting spring project to salvage
the usable items. So look at these things carefully before you get started.