How long did it take you and your wife to build ? Was it a garage project ?
I lost one garage for 5 months. You really can't move the setup until it is done. We were pretty slow. You could finish this boat kit in a couple of weeks working evenings if it was your only project. Two kids and two jobs at the time made that a low priority. The boat is over 19ft long. It just fits hanging over the minivan with only an inch or two to spare. I am fortunate to have a deep garage. Last house I had to hang my double diagonally over two cars.
It is a very nice neighborhood. We bought in early before kids, and before prices got crazy. We chose to live here because it is close to everything we do. I've been in this house 18 years now and have had 3 different jobs since then, but my commute has never been more than 12 miles. It 4 miles right now. The wife is no longer working for pay, the kids are in high school, but I am still working (I'm only 51). The wife want's to move out and find more space. The way home prices were going that might have been a necessity due to property tax increase. The economy has cooled some
, so we have time to think about it, and the choices are improving. We'll probably get something with more land, less house, and fewer neighbors when the kids go to college.
Your sea kayak looks very sharp
In my case, the results are more a testament to how well designed the pygmy kit is. Anyone with good basic skills can complete one. Daren's boats require significantly more craftsmanship. Especially if they are his own design.