My plan is to build a Northeaster Dory either in class or at home using the kit. I have two questions:
1. I've noticed online that a lot of Northeaster Dory owners have outfitted their boats with a balanced lug sail instead of the traditional sail rig. Has anyone sailed both? I wonder what the performance differences are...I assume the lug rig is easier to single hand and maybe easier to furl if the wind dies...thoughts?
2. If I were to use sign up for a class and complete a hull, about how much time does the finishing work take if I'm building the sailing version. I have never built a boat but have a bit of experience working on boat maintenance for my sailing club and a tall ship I volunteer for.
Any wisdom or thoughts would be much appreciated!