So far the project has been running smoothly. I have been averaging about 10 hours a week, whether it be evened out or in a one day flat out session. That's been pretty good I guess, But I know this boat won't build it's self and though there's snow on the ground, the days are getting longer and the sun is melting the ice every time it decides to show. It would kill me to see the marina have it's lift in (May) and me still be working only on decking or what have you. Running some numbers and my laziness factor, I'm upping the pace a bit. By a factor of 2. I'm doubling my hours per week on the schedule. 20 hours is a task but it's the only way I can get the cushion needed for hiccups and make an earlier summer launch. (I still won't be rushing or taking shortcuts in the quality I intend on having) Newfoundland summers are short (for warm sun anyhow) And I don't want to miss any time on the water. The hours spent will be worth it.
I budgeted about 14 hours for the first row (both sides) of planking due to it's complexity, shape and the fact that it's my first (learning curve), but it took me only 12 hours. The following row is MUCH easier if last evenings progress on the second row is any indication. More on that in another post.
Time will certainly tell if I can hold my now ambitious schedule on top of everything else life throws my way.
p.s. My wife will now need an appointment to see me. I'll owe her BIGTIME after this project! not only in time, but cash. If you want a cheap way to get sailing, BUY a boat.