I have been an avid sailor ever since I was a teenager. I used to sail, teach and race Aqua Finn sailboats at BoyScout summer camp. As I have grown up, so too has my love for sailing and I wanted to have my own boat. After a great deal of research, I found that buying a boat was more expensive than I thought, so I decided to build my own boat. The Weekender Sailboat by Stevenson Projects, was the most interesting boat plan I found. This design required easy to find materials, very few tools and virtually no experience. The size was what I was looking for and best of all I could do all the work from inside my garage. This made the plan a winner for me and I took on the project in February 2012. On the following pages is a history of the trials and tribulations of this project. Spoiler Alert…this was one of the funnest things I’ve ever done, I am so proud of the outcome and I look forward to my sailing adventures even more!