Tuesday, October 2, 2012

So it is not "simple hand tools"

One of the things that attracted me to the Stevenson designs is their philosophy of building—even building entirely with what you could buy at your local blue or orange hardware store. That makes owning a sailboat a realizable possibility for people who aren't "rich."

I am blessed with access to a couple of individuals and a couple of wood shops—resources that make it possible for me to do a much better job than I could on my own with just the plans, DVDs and tools I own. My grab rails illustrate this. But my beefy hand rail design and construction shouldn't prevent someone else from following the plans to the letter. Besides that process can be completed more quickly and easily than mine.

Kingsfold is my Weekender sailboat. I am building it the way I want to. You build yours to suit you.