48210Re: psychology of boatbuilding
- Feb 9, 2006My daughter is my boatbuilding partner. She is now 11 years old and
learned the difference between a phillips head and a flat head
screwdriver by assisting with the Micro. This is essential when you
are hanging upside down and inside out under the cockpit deck of the
Micro you are building.
Our most recent project is the construction of a cruising sail for
our 13' 6" Holt Enterprise! We ordered a kit from Sailrite, and have
been having a ball putting it together. So far, we have learned:
Patience, practice, sail shape, sewing machine maintenance, how to
recover from mistakes, and the joy and essential nature of teamwork
and cooperation. I really recommend working with Sailrite, they are
a fantastic company.
She is just as excited as I am about our upcoming order for
Birdwather II plans. We know that we can build every single
component of this boat. (well, maybe not the trailer, or motor. we
will leave that to the experts).
Happy building, include your kids.
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