Two years ago I built my first boat - a Wood Duck 10 hybrid. It was challenging to say the least, and I must admit there were times I wasn't sure I should have started in the first place. But I hung in there and finished a far from perfect boat.
However, the responses from people who see my "flawed effort." have been remarkable and have made me happy that I persereved.
Here are a few of hundreds:
That's the Cadillac of kayaks, man.
Is that Italian made?
That's an oldie but goodie.
After being pulled over in a police road stop and fearing the worst, the cop said: "Nice boat!"
Where can I buy that?
It's a work of art.
That's a treasure.
That's the most beautiful boat I've ever seen.
So, to all you prospective builders or those in the process of their first build, believe me: it will all be worth it!