Re: What type of boat would you build for Colorado lakes???
Hi from Fort Collins,
Where do you plan on sailing and how many people do you plan on taking? Where are you taking the sailing classes? I was thinking about getting in a 1 day refresher class at Union Lake next to Longmont because that is the only place I have heard of on the front range. As far as boat ideas, I went through the same exercise and bought a set of Goat Island Skiff plans. Due to my laziness and the desire to build some smaller practice boats I have not started it yet, so cant tell you how it sails. Let us know a little more about how you are going to use the boat and what type of build style appeals to you and you will get a lot of answers.
In fact, if you can saw a penciled line, apply glue, drive nails, and bring a modest measure of patience to the task, you can build and launch a smart and able craft in as few as 40 work hours. You need not be driven by lack of tools, materials, skills, or time to abandon in frustration a project you conceived in a spirit of pleasurable anticipation.