Well it has been 4.5 years since I started my build. It’s probably longer than normal, but I have enjoyed the whole journey! I finally got her ( boat name DAMFINO) more to come on that, in the water on 9/24/20. I had to drive almost 300 miles, but we did it!
I am not much of a sailer and was very anxious about putting her in the water. I picked Beaufort NC for our week’s vacation. The week started off with 3-4 days of 20 plus knots sustained/ 35 plus gusts! Needless to say, we did not go. We also had a king tide during the same time period with coastal flooding and a current/tide drop of 4 ish ft. Not a good start for a beginner!
Yesterday called for no king tide, winds around 5 knots, oh and I didn’t mention no small craft warning, which we have had for the last few days. We picked the local ramp, which had enough room to basically do circles. I will not go into all the concerns I had, but every thing worked out great! Some exceptions! Lol!
I had no spaghetti tangles when raising the mast, the torqeedo motor with remote throttle work great! I did put a nice scratch in her putting her in the water, but that can be fixed!
We got the name from an old silent movie by Buster Keaton “The Boat”. My voyage was a lot better!
More to come on my build. Already have some modifications in mind.