If you haven't read the 'prequel' of my Life after EU you might want to catch up on it first. Narfi's Life after EU: The Prequel Chapter One - The Model Boat Most of last years free time I had normally spent playing Entropia was spent studying different options for home built boats and aircraft. After looking through many different designers websites and different plans and types of boats and types of construction, I found one that I liked. Actually I liked the entire package, the designer, the boat types, but more importantly their support and user forum. I joined the forum and witnessed the designer and sales guys all very active in answering questions daily and promoting a very good 'community' feel among their customers and current, past, and present boat builders. http://bateau.com/ https://forums.bateau2.com/index.php I decided on a model I liked, their Fast Skiff 19 or FS19. It is a bigger boat than needed but with a V hull and good size would be very safe on our big lake here. http://bateau.com/studyplans/FS19_study.php?prod=FS19 I purchased the plans, and since it was in the middle of the winter and too cold out to build, we decided to build a model. This chapter will be the building of that model.