I'm planning on getting a Passagemaker Dinghy around Christmas. and had a few questions before I make the final decision.
Being an electrician, I'm quite handy with tools, and have a good many... but most are for electrical work, and not woodworking. Would anyone care to give me a rough idea of some of the tools that would be required to build this? I know I will need to purchace a few saws and clamps. I have a random orbital sander already. Any advice here would be great. expecially with the bigger power tools that would be handy.
In the description of what all comes with the kits, it lists all the fiberglass and resins etc.. From a builders point of view, do the amounts they send do the job well? (allowing for some begginers mistakes) or should I plan on getting more to complete the job?
Are there any additional materials (hardware, fasteners, etc.) that I need to buy?
this may be a matter of opinion here, but I have never sailed a boat before. I have rowed and motored one, but never sailed. Would this make a good beginners boat to sail?
this leads to question 3.1:
Sloop vs Lug rig.
According to the site, the sloop rig delivers a bit more speed than the lug rig. I am not after speed here at all, but I am after a learning curve that my family and I can conquer easily =)
Thats all I have for now, but I'm sure I will have many more questions between now and December.