Like the title says, Have you ever considered building a boat, or perhaps even done so?
I have often thought about making a small rowing boat. Maybe like a dinghy that used to be hung at the rear of a larger vessel in the davits. Nothing large, actually an 8 or 10 feet boat is kind of what I had in mind.
I don't like sailing much though (I get enough sailing from my work), but building a boat has always had a strange attraction. I like the looks of traditional small boats, and I think that it will be a challenge to build one. The problem would be what I should do with it once I eventually finished it?
If I start a project like that, it deserves to get full attention, so I couldn't just rush it to end up with a boat shaped object.
Off course there are the usual obstacles like other projects that would be fun to make, some horses and a dog that needs to be tended to etc.
But that shouldn't stop anyone from dreaming about future projects.
The "dream boat" will be made out of larch on an oak frame.
Probably planked, but I have also been tempted at times to dream about making one with a smooth outside, all the boards are pressed together edge to edge, and tarred fibres are pressed in between.
In Danish this building method is called "kravel" I don't know the English term for that.