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Builders pitfalls

4611 Views 26 Replies 12 Participants Last post by  DuckNut
With all of the great builds going on at one time it might be an appropriate time to have a discussion.

These builds get people fired up and chase their dream of building a boat or starting a business.

These guys commissioned plans to be drawn up and they set sail full speed ahead. But down the line they got in over their heads and abandoned ship.

Certainly not trying to belittle anyone but when you try unconventional methods of building your business depends on a plan B.

If you stick with conventional metholds you can get things rolling and then afford some experimenting.

Listen to what others are telling you and you will be fine.

This build certainly is not the lone scenario, there have been quite a few builds where the OP simply disappears and there was a started hull recently for sale.

One of the best builds ever on here stalled and vanished when he was nearly ready to drop a motor on. He was documenting the build on 3 sites and he went dark on all 3 at the same time.

I enjoy the builds as much as everyone else. I don't enjoy watching people go off a cliff or vanish.

Please build responsibly!
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@PropGunOne I am looking at building a skiff like you were describing. I am wanting something in the 14' to 16' range and wanting many of the high end skiff details. I am just not as concerned with ridiculously low draft numbers and wanting an self bailing deck even with a full load. I commend you for trying and hope you at least get one built for yourself the way you want.
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