Rebulx Sorry it has takne me a while to reply to your posts .
I have health problems at home with my mother so I cannot get on and reply like I would do normally :'(
But That said congratulations on having a go at this one it IS a struggle and can be a pain in the "bottom" at times.
Bear in mind what I said about planking this one , I started using the full length strips and they can be a pain in the Ar$$e to fix in place . I started soaking them in water and then used a HOT iron to twist them and dry them out to get a close shape to the hull . The last page of the destructions on planking says you can use shorter lengths as per the real one ! If I were to do it again I would probably go down this route and use shorter planks .
As regards speeds it seems to go Ok with no problems and looks just fine on the pond in a scale sort of speed.
Having never built or sailed a boat before I cant give an authorative view on this but it "looked " right if that makes sense .
I hope you have fun with the rest of the build and wish you well with it
After that I dare say this will be my final post in here for a while as my Mom is getting a lot worse and the inevitable isnt that far off :-\
I thank all of you who have pm or emailed me over this and will see you all at the other end of the tunnel .
Take care and have a great Christmas and all the best for the new year
First one that says Merry
gets a punch in the mouth