I hope to build a sloop, 40 to 50 ft OAL someday. The thing is, I never did build a boat before. [img]redface.gif[/img]
Is it possible to learn boatbuilding with books and then proceed with a project like this, or the only thing I'll end up doing is a bunch of wood, screw and nails that looks like a sloop, and nothing more?
Must I have to be the apprentice of some boatbuilding master for 10+ years to actually ever gain the necessary skills to accomplish something like that?
(Let's say I have the plans of a sloop like the one on the bottom of page 37 of February's issue of Woodenboat magazine.)
Is this too much of a dream to ever come true?