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New Member from Georgia

Posted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:02 pm
by BillJ
Hello! I have not yet selected a boat to build and impatient to do so. Looking forward to learning from as many of you as possible and hopefully soon will be sharing my own experiences. Thankfully I already have two wonderful lakes awaiting me, Lake Seminole in Georgia and Lake Martin in Alabama. Looking forward to hearing from as many of you as possible.

Re: New Member from Georgia

Posted: Wed Jun 20, 2018 5:30 am
by Roberta
Welcome aboard. You must come to our gathering in TN at Hales Bar Marina. You will get much inspiration and make friends with other builders.

Roberta

Re: New Member from Georgia

Posted: Wed Jun 20, 2018 6:17 am
by BillJ
Roberta, thanks for the reply! Yes I have already found the location on Google and plan on attending. Even considering buying and bringing something running for the event so I don't miss out on that part of the fun.

Re: New Member from Georgia

Posted: Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:46 am
by BillJ
Well I did mention already I was impatient so this should come as no surprise. At this time I am leaning heavily toward building the Celerity extended out to 16'. The more I learned of the deep hull design of this boat and utilitarian benefits, the more I like it. To be honest, I would not have even considered this boat until it recommended to me by someone very knowledgeable and the more I looked into it, the more I became impressed. So unless something changes soon, I'll be ordering plans.

Re: New Member from Georgia

Posted: Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:57 am
by hoodman
I actually considered the Celerity for a long time. Looks like a great design!

Re: New Member from Georgia

Posted: Wed Jun 20, 2018 5:21 pm
by BillJ
I agree Matt. She's not the most sexy design at first look but so many positive features.

Re: New Member from Georgia

Posted: Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:49 pm
by BarnacleMike
Hi Bill, and welcome aboard!

There was a guy in the Marietta area who was building a Celerity a while back. If he's still on the forum, perhaps he'll chime in with some feedback.

You should definitely come up to the Gathering in September. It's a great opportunity to experience riding in various boats that people have built... not to mention the inspiration & motivation you'll get! A deep V hull would definitely be nice in choppy water.

Re: New Member from Georgia

Posted: Sat Jun 23, 2018 3:00 am
by BillJ
Michael,

We are together on this...the guys name in Marietta with the Celerity is Jeff Price I believe. Unfortunately he's no longer a member. I've already reached out in the Misc. Section here for assistance in locating him. Some of his build is still in archives but not all. Appears he was doing a magnificent job so I definitely would love to catch up with him and get as much valuable information as possible. Especially as green as I am in boat building.
We also have similar minds on me attending the Gathering in September. I've even have gone so far as reserved one of the floater cabins. Why not get the full experience right? Can't wait !!!
Really appreciate your reply Michael and yes the Celerity was wisely suggested to me by Gayle due to its deep full length vee. During heavy traffic and or windy days, Lake Martin popular hot spots can get pretty choppy. Later this morning after I've had my coffee, I'll go ahead and order the plans and a t shirt!

Re: New Member from Georgia

Posted: Sat Jun 23, 2018 5:08 am
by hoodman
Order boatbuilding with plywood book if you are really serious. It's well worth the price.

Re: New Member from Georgia

Posted: Sat Jun 23, 2018 5:44 am
by BillJ
Matt,

Thanks, I'll do it!

BillJ

Re: New Member from Georgia

Posted: Sat Jun 23, 2018 6:19 am
by BillJ
Celerity plans, plywood book, and T shirt ordered :D

Re: New Member from Georgia

Posted: Sun Jun 24, 2018 6:08 am
by BarnacleMike
BillJ wrote:Celerity plans, plywood book, and T shirt ordered :D
Buying the book was a wise decision. I'd recommend reading it cover-to-cover before you get started. It's well-written, easy to read, and there is a LOT of wisdom in that book. Pay close attention... there are a lot of important details included in concise sentences that are easy to miss if speed-reading.

Looking forward to meeting you in September!

Re: New Member from Georgia

Posted: Sun Jun 24, 2018 10:33 am
by BillJ
Mike,


VERY good advice, I understand what your telling me and I will follow it.


I'm definitely looking forward to September and getting to meeting you and everyone else who has invested talent, time, and money, into this craft.


BillJ