Contents Home
Preface
History of sailing
Time to start
Looking for a designer
Choosing the material
Shed or no shed?
Concrete pads
Welding
Placing the order
Tracking the container
Customs
Unloading
Overhead gantry
Assembling the jig
Bottom plates
Welding the frames
Installing Keel
Rudder
Portlites
Windows
Doors
Hatches
Misc.
Painting
Rigging
Engine
Electrical
Plumbing
Interior finishing
Financing
Tools & equipment
FAQ
Links
Contact me Email
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Preface

What this site is about

This web site is about building a sailboat. It is work in progress, so some pages may still be under construction as is the sailboat. Chapters may, and probably are/will be updated, as I go, possibly in an order that is different from the table of contents. This means that if you open a page and it says "Under construction", please don't be distracted and check other pages. The priority is given to the project itself and not to the web site.

This site is about work, not just a dream. Some people spend their lives just dreaming to "fly to the moon". I am going to "fly".

Lyrics aside, I am building myself.

You may ask "Why not just buy a boat?". The answer is apparent "I am not rich and can't afford it".

I am building from a kit. A modern sailboat kit is an amazing achievement in the evolution of boat building. It saves lots of time on marking, cutting, sandblasting and priming. It is an upright construction, as most kits are. More details are under Time to start.

I am building in our backyard with no shed. See more under Shed or no shed.

I chose to build from steel. I want a strong hull that is not going to be damaged by some garbage in an ocean at night. Other considerations are under Choosing the material. I chose the wrong time to use steel as a main material, as it had suddenly doubled in price.

All pictures are available here: http://sailboat.creatica.org/images.