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Sailboat Kit

Sailboat Kit
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In my opinion and experience, the only thing worse than having to operate a sailboat would be having to build the sailboat first. Why would I want to waste 30 hours (maker BBCo's estimate on how long you'll toil to take this kit from box to water) and risk permanently damaging my delicate rotator cuff hammering plywood into a seafaring vessel when I could be spending it floating passively on a water hammock or snoozing on a Zero Gravity patio lounger? What? Laid? Laid by whom? Some hippy sailor chick who doesn't brush her hair or shave her armpits or, like, a real girl with dangly earrings and tight yoga pants and perfume whose primary ingredient isn't dirt?

Huh. Interesting.

OK, I guess I'll consider building a sailboat then.

The BBCo Sailboat Kit includes:

  • Detailed plans and construction notes
  • Precision-cut plywood
  • Stainless steel screws
  • Square copper nails
  • Silicon-bronze nails
  • Two-part epoxy glue
  • Cups and stirrers for preparing the glue
  • 3 tubes of Sikaflex premium marine adhesive/sealant
  • Disposable gloves
  • Sail and rope
  • Mast, boom, and gaff

For assembly, the kit requires a hammer, caulking gun, and drill. It is not equipped with a boat undercoat, paint/varnish, sandpaper, primer, or oars, rowlocks, and rope. Afloat the sailboat measures 9.8' x 4.3' x 1.7', and weighs 110 pounds.

Purchase Details: $2,590 from The Balmain Boat Company »