Time to relocate posts from my old website to this blog. This is the building log of Cream Cheese, an AF3 16 foot sharpie designed by Jim Michalak that I built in 1999.
|Materials and Costs|
|The cost: $2713|
A note about my costs: I had absolutely nothing in the way of boating stuff beforehand except for some leftover line from my last boat. I used lumber yard materials, but I used clear redwood in places. I wound up buying more epoxy, polyurethane glues, paint and hardware than I needed. I could have probably cut $500 to $1000 out of the cost if I had really tried.
Building total: 170 hours
This was my first boat. I had no problems with Jim's plans or instructions other than my own goofs. The kids and I had fun the whole time, with no major do-overs. Thanks Jim!
Bulkheads against the wall
|Side panel ready for assembly (notice the snow)|
|Making a scarf joint for the mast. Step 1: Piece in the scarfing jig|| |
Step 4 ready for gluing