A notable day today – 1000 Hours of building completed !!
I’m celebrating tonight, as I’ve indicated recently, these are exciting (is that the right word) times! I’m pretty chuffed to have reached this major milestone. I’ve been careful to only record hours of productive work and this figure would be much higher if I logged all the time I’ve spent at the barn. How do I interpret this time in relation to the whole project? According to Wharram the build time for a Tiki 38 is 2200 hours so I’m nearly at the halfway point….. but, according to many builders, the Wharram estimate is way low so who knows, for some reason though, where I am now feels like halfway… we shall see. What I do know is that realistically I couldn’t have done much more, if I was working a 40 hour week on the boat 1000 hours equates to 6 months work. The biggest question I have right now is how long it will take me to do the second 1000. For tonight though I relax and take pleasure in what I have achieved.
First drink in the saloon!
Piccys above of the starboard stern begining to take shape. She’s looking pretty to me!