With a lot of help and coaching from Richard Frye I
am also building a yakette, which by
the way is the first boat I have ever built. So far I have the hull glued
together and the keel on and will be cutting out the deck.
Putting the keel on has been the trickiest part of the building process so
far because the 2 by 4 we used although I thought it was clear, turned out
to be hard to keep straight which Richard tells me is crucial to the
design of the boat for straight tracking. The boat has been quite
inexpensive, less than $70, to build and even a beginner like myself can
successfully build it. I have enough epoxy and fiberglass tape left over
to build another boat.
Here are a couple of pics of the boat in progress. It is a little further
along than this now as the seams are now epoxied and taped. Enjoy the
magazine a lot.