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Has anyone in the forum built a Hitia 15 or 17 as a first project before jumping to building a bigger boat?
If anyone has experience that shows that this is a bad idea - I'd love to hear it. I really like the idea of building a boat and sailing it but don't want to waste too much time if its the wrong path.
I built a hitia 17 partly for the reasons you describe.
Its a good idea. You get at feeling for the process and the the immensity of building a bigger boat :)
The hitia is also a great little boat. We still use it as a beach catamaran in the summertime. I now also have a tiki 21.
I am somewhat looking for a bigger wharram. Would not build from scratch, but perhaps finish a project boat.
I picked up the plans for the melanesia. If I can't build that - then anything bigger would be a mistake.