Russell R Plan Come To Life
- After six months of figuring out what a chine was, and 2-1/2 years of
building my boat from the Russell R plans, we celebrated the launch of
the On the Job II on July 28, 2008 in Newport Beach. This is the first
boat I've ever built after spending years building and remodeling
homes. Having built walls with square corners, this was especially
challenging, consuming my brain at all hours and testing my woodworking
skills at every new curve. It was a pleasure to meet Pat Atkins at the
Mystic Boat Show in June and to thank her personally for keeping the
Atkins plans available to those crazy enough to build their own boats.
Now, when my clients call me and I'm on the boat, I can respond
with, "Yes, I'm On the Job!"