Hello All!! Thinking about building my first sailboat.

Discussion in 'Boatbuilding' started by icemanwillis, Nov 29, 2011.

  1. tunnels

    tunnels Previous Member

    Good advise i thought it was great to be able to sail and just hoist the sails and go . but after owning a 22 foor trailersailer and using it for a half a year it wasnt me . great for the family and the dog went away in the weekends . But i was still stuck on shore if the family were doing there own thing . sold it and bought a 14.6 foot power boat . could go places ni a fraction of the time ski fish and didn have to stay out over night if i didnt want to could do in one day waht would take two in a sail boat . Dont get me wrong i love boats and have made in the hundreds of sail boats all sizes from dinghys to over 100 foot super yachts !! but power is me !! and now its go fast power boats . we dont really know what we want till we try them all. Crewed on a 65 foot ketch in the islands and that was a full time job so took the family with me on a few trips . still like me wee power boat !! its exciting to go fast on water !!
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  2. gonzo
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    gonzo Senior Member

    Is your father in law a boat carpenter? Otherwise, the set of skills is very different.
     
  3. icemanwillis
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    icemanwillis Junior Member




    Thanks for the info and insight. I am going to start small I am not sure what I would do with a small boat. I have some skills plus some help from family I can fiber glass I have a lot of experience in fiberglass work. Also I am good at long term project’s I couldn’t be in a hurry if I even wanted to. I am a underground coal miner and work 6 days a week.:) but I guess I’ll do something small to get my feet wet per say…. and I'd never take a mortgage out ha ha cash all the way ( I hope ) but thank you for the advice
     

  4. icemanwillis
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    My father in law has built house's for the home and garden magazine for many years and a lot of other projects this would be his first build also he's good at print reading and wood working.. but it would be new to both of us.
     
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