"I m so glad, my Idea was just to build a " small " Boat, but I must confess I will not doing it again.
So my biggest mistake was: I build the Rudder-head to the wrong side. I notice this 2 years after building in the moment I start…"
"Put me on that list, also the one about marriage and having kids, building my own house, getting the wrong job, and not eating properly. Hell, if we knew how things could turn out, we wouldn't do anything. Meanwhile we plod…"
"No major injuries yet. But this was close:
Happens when office workers uses tools... My only excuse is that I was a bit in a rush to straighten some nails before the epoxy settled...
And for sure there were already numerous stupid things happening…"
"Ref: Ann and Nev's DON'Ts
I was sitting up on my up side down Nari 40' back in 1969 fairing in the keel and I was tired, sick and hungry and it was 11pm at night!
I was using a 20lbs angle grinder spinning at 5,000 rpm with 16 GRIT…"
Well, I guess Nev and I are not the only ones who built two right tillers. But at least we were able to get one unglued before it all went off solid and turn it into a leftie just in time! But he also cut his…"
"We all make mistakes Adrian but its probably best for us minions if you don't make too many in your day job.
Never been guilty of trying to flick start a jammed saw with my thumb but a guy we had helping us on our farm for a time managed…"
"You're so smart you go out
and build yourself a new dugout
Use that new computer aided design
To make Ackermann rudders so fine
You work late at night
Everything seems alright
The computer is such a tool
You are no…"
"The difference between an amateur and a professional is quite simple:
Professionals make fewer mistakes and we know how to cover them up better!
For years, I wished for a Wood-Welder and then epoxy came along. I glued up a cored bulkhead for…"
"I think I ended up making about 3 set of tumblehomes for my Tiki 38 before I got them close enough to say 'yep the epoxy will do the rest'!
Lost count of the number of pieces I've miss-measured and/or cut wrong
I concur with Chuck,…"
"Building an entire mast from dodgy unseasoned timber,then saying ''she'll be right'' for two days as the full horror set in of having to start again.Timber getting wet and then swelling and bursting the glass that supposedly…"
NIce Website, good luck with the building, if you need any ideas or an exchange of the(mostly sensible) modifications to the plans I am happy to discuss them here on by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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