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Builders pitfalls

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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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Things move so fast while the initial boat-like shape comes together; every day is a huge step foreword. I didn’t even mind the fairing. Despite how much we complain about fairing, finishing out the interior is what kills builds. All those final touches require twice the time and four times the thought to get right. You don’t get the same satisfaction when you look at your work because each task you complete brings you closer to some other task you’ve been putting off. It becomes really easy to find other things to do.

The interior is what got me. I built the hull and had the outside painted and flipped in 3 months. Initially I was going to just slap a couple plank seats in there and run it for a bit, but I realized the likelihood of finishing it the way I’d like was slim if I went that route.

In a week it will be a year since I’ve flipped it, which is pathetic. In that time period I’ve fired my employee, bought a house, mostly renovated it, moved, and have another kid on the way.

I’m getting close to wrapping my build up, but I’ve given up caring if the inside of the anchor locker has epoxy drips in it. A lot of the interior stuff requires brainstorming and having to do three other things before what you’re actually trying to do.

I need to update my build, I’ll try to do that this week.
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