Before I tackle the Pocketship, I want to build a smaller easier boat to both learn the construction techniques and to relearn my sailing skills. I haven't sailed in 45 years. I'm a retired carpenter and have "man cave" that is a work of art, small (24 x 22) but excellently equipped. I,m looking at the Passagemaker or the Northeastern Dory. How about some recommendations. Also, I live in the St. Louis area, so my sailing is on lakes and rivers.