Time to build a boat, I must be right out of my mind but hey. Been retired 3 years and suddenly felt the need. After lots of discussion with a buddy decided to give it a go. Me, on and around the water for most of my life, generalist engineer, with a bit of wood working, buddy Stu, perfectionist, machinist, expert at digging out the obscure, and knows everyone. The boat. A lap strake, planing day sailor. I took an adventure sailing course last summer and the bug bit hard. A lot like adventure riding except to be a member of the ‘club’ you need to build your own. Lots and lots of work but mostly fun and interesting. And some really interesting characters. That and you can justify buying lots of tools. And beer. So ride along for the good, the bad, and the ugly. Will attempt to post pics as we go. The calm before the storm.