The mission is to escape the rat race by boat. To adapt to a even more frugal lifestyle choice.
Building the boat is a go. It is a realistic attainable goal. Building a boat isn’t rocket science. But, building it to last, takes some money spent in the right places. I want the best value for the right kind of electronics. I want redundancy where it counts. I want it to take a decade or more of hard use.
I start the hull Mid April after the kayak trip is done. A part time J.O.B made all the difference here. It allows me to go a grade or more up in the material choices all around. Most importantly I wanted a triple layer of fiberglass on the on the outer hull. I wanted the best epoxy grade I could afford also. I wasn’t about to compromise on that at all. Now I don’t have to. That will speed up the assembly time by several weeks. It also reduced my stress level to zero. Everything, still is a pay as you go project and I wouldn’t have it any other way. The only things left on the table, are the floor plans for the cabin’s and the name. I have a few names, but none are the sticking kind.