It took 8 years but today I launched my Chesapeake 18LT. Two cross country moves, 3.5 years in the Mojave desert, surviving Stage IV oral cancer but I finally completed the journey.
Thanks to tons of advice in the forum pages, she is a beauty, I don't have the technology right now to post a photo. I think I am a contender in the years to build category.
Spent 2.5 hours on the water today, what a blast.