As a boat-building eewbie, I am impressed and look forward to following your progress; I learn so much from following the build threads. I've built and flown rc airplane kits since I retired. The limited work area in my storeroom/shop has been my excuse for sticking to ARF's rather than stick-builts. So far, I've built two boat kits. First was a single planked canoe which demonstrated the results of impatience.. Now I've completed a double-planked 1930 Dodge split-cockpit runabout kit which turned out much better and significantly expanded my knowledge. Both efforts have contributed to my envy of your first mate; my oldest grandson is into computers and my twin grandsons are at the age they want to "play" with the finished product, at least for a while. My next project will be a sailboat which will, eventually, teach me how to sail
Please keep up the good work and I'll just watch over your shoulder and try to stay out of the way.