Not shockingly, building a boat requires a lot of planning. and a lot of money.
But I was not prepared for exactly how much time, and the money… well. It’s a lot.
After ordering the build plans, Bob developed the build schedule (it’s a frigging novel) and materials list.
The first major hurdle was creating the build site. With (literally) tons of marine-grade lumber on order, we needed secure and weather-proof storage for the materials. Most girls go for rings, jewelry, fancy dinners… Instead, John gave me a shipping container and a big giant padlock.
Also established accounts with lumber yards, hardware stores, and marine suppliers.
Next, we needed a build platform. For this, I tapped my brother Dreds and his friend Mike of Triple-C Construction. 12×30 ft, leveled. Bam.