into the cold harsh waters of boat building! LOL
I've bought the plans direct from Ian Oughtred, the 7 strake Caledonia Yawl. My 17 year old son who is starting is carpentry apprenticeship is itching to begin. I've recently recovered from health issues brought on by the Big C and want to build something that will last well into my son's life.
I've never done anything like this before. I'm easily distracted, rushing to the finish, A type personality kind of guy. But I think I need to be in the act of building a boat. I don't so much want to build a boat as to be building a boat, if you know what I mean.

I'm nervous. I don't have all the equipment yet. I may have to get rid of some motorbikes to make room, but I'm a teacher and get good holidays, so I have time. And I have a son who wants this as much as me.

So: given I live in Canada and winter is coming can I start by building anything but the hull in my basement this winter, and then work in the hull in my garage when it's warmer?

Maybe a better question is - where would you begin? (And can I keep this thread going as I start to build?)