Well, as fitting for a Mother’s Day, today is the two year anniversary of the start of my build, and the baby hasn’t been born yet.

May 10th, 2007 I ordered the plans with a bit (well, maybe more than a bit) of trepidation. A few days later they arrived and I started figuring out how this thing would go together.

Originally, I hoped to be in the water within two years, but realistically didn’t really think I would make that. In some ways, I’m closer than I would have thought.

Life continues to get in the way at times, and several parts of my life have changed in the last two years, but Melanie, Dane and I continue to enjoy the process and look forward to getting on the water.

If you are considering a boat build, remember that its a "long haul" project. Especially if you have to work a full time job, and/or have family commitments to maintain, it won’t go quick, but its great fun (most of the time).