Andy, all you say is surely true and if you've laid eyes on a Northwind you're ahead of me. And I think it's a pretty boat with very good lines. (As if I would know
) I'm just starting to feel a little nervous now that I don't have anything to build. Finishing my Seawind was a double edged sword. Huzzay, I'm finished, on the one hand. But, "What do I build next?" on the other. [:-]
I wouldn't really classify myself as a guy who likes to tinker all that much. Anyone with a Victoria can tinker till they are blue in the face and still be class legal.
The Seawind for sure is NOT a boat for the tinkerer. In fact, the Seawind is a kit that will spoil a person because everything is there and good quality and good fit. The only part on it that's pretty much a throw away is the main hatch cover. Not many kits can claim that.