Shatyish Boats (was: David Graybeal Awareness Day, Nov. 20)
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One might question the timeline in doing a comparison of the old geezers building, to what David Graybeal might be able to do. Johns new skin boat took a lot of time, which could have cut into spring and summer activities this next year. Then if the new shanty boat owner does finish paint etc., it might get to a pretty long time to hit the water, for some age groups. Glad mine is finished, wouldn't want to start a new boat from scratch now, satisfaction is higher when it's an uncover, tow, and go , when the weather permits.
I would do a "time line to water" complete search first, VS. cost to partly build, with what the owner might do to finish it out. End result is, how fast can I get in the water before I lose time or strength to enjoy the resulting boat, without the next summer (maybe) lost cruising. In fact as a quick thought -- I'd look at buying John K's boat Pearl, having a remodel to fit a cabin for good cover, and add custom (folding ?? ) berths etc. repaint as needed and get on the water ASAP this year. That would make a heck of a cruiser with good inside room, sail or power.
Just a Thought, Cal
On Fri, Nov 15, 2019 at 1:25 AM John Kohnen <jkohnen@...> wrote:
What mods do you have in mind for the hypothetical Shanteuse Graybeal