Tuesday, March 14, 2006


A reader recently asked about the time spent on building a Passagemaker dinghy. As it so happens, I had recently totaled up my hours on the project to date:
  • November- 10.50 hours
  • December- 15.00 hours
  • January- 16.25 hours
  • February- 16.25 hours
Obviously, not a blistering pace. But since it is my first attempt at boatbuilding, the cautious approach is best. I am constantly amazed at how quickly a beautiful wooden boat can be put together: At the CLC classes, intense work over a week produces a complete boat, ready for finishing. If only it were possible to really build a boat as fast as this! The wonderfully warm, breezy weather this past weekend in central Alabama reminded me how nice it will be to have a finished sailboat.

Also, this reminder: for further discussion, surf on over to the Passagemaker Dinghy discussion forum. The growing community of builders welcomes you! And the Passagemaker survey is still open. Take a few minutes to fill it out so we can have a better picture of the Passagemaker makers out there!

Finally, thanks to all of you who have shown an interest in this project. The attention from visitors from around the world shows what a universal allure the wooden boat has.


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