Yes, I want to build it myself. Yes I have already bought a few materials. And yes, I'm nervous about it.
I realize I'm greener than a sunken penny, but I have an idea, a ton of motivation and just enough crazy to try it.
What is it going to be? Just a Whitehall Dinghy
with Junk sails
. That shouldn't be too tough, right? Lol.
I'm going to start from the ground up. The reference materials I'm going to start with are two books
; Building Catherine, Traditional Boat Building Made Easy
and Practical Junk Rig
And I think I would like to take pictures and record
my progress every step of the way. Hopefully by posting
this, just knowing that people are waiting to see if I can pull it off will keep me accountable.
I really want to earn my sea legs with this one.
Anyone have any advice they would like to share before I smash my thumb for the first time?
Thanks for reading!
[Will post some pictures and stuff that have given me inspiration for this little project