Just wanted to introduce myself as a new builder and hope I'm not causing unnecessary spam! I've never had a go at boatbuilding before (but I'm a sailing addict) and the building manual has proved to be very comprehensive. I'm having a crack at the Chesapeake 16 as it fits me and my garage! I've a young family and so as much as I've got my eyes well and truly glazed over by the PocketShip, I've kept my feet on the ground and gone for a boat which I can pause as necessary without too much issue. If you'd like to follow the blog I'm doing (never done a blog before either!) its here: http://diysailing.blogspot.com.
Cheers all, see you out on the water!