The name came from what I wanted from this little boat, to get on the lake to do a bit of fishing and relax, thus giving me...a "little sanity" :)
This is my first boat build, the old plans were free, and found online and called "mustang".
I went with the 10 foot version to make it easy to put on back of my pickup.
The framework etc. is hardwood(mostly ash), the hull is planked with 1/4 inch fir and epoxy resin glued, stainless steel screwed and epoxy resin coated.
I changed the deck slightly from the original plans, and made my own windscreen and frame from 1/4 inch plexi and some stainless window track, and some aluminum rod (whatever I had around).
I have a teleflex rack under the dashboard, but HAD to use the boat before getting it all mated up to the 7.5hp evenrude,
I did purchase some marine vinyl, and foam to make backrest and seat pad, but haven't installed yet.
This project took me approx. 50 hours, spread out from the end of April 2011, to early June.
Although not 100% finished, my youngest son and I just had to get it on the local lake while the fishing was still good.
This little boat performs really well for what it was intended, and I had lots of fun building it.
I am considering another project now, which lead my search here to Mark's beautiful PM-38 photos, and so many other fantastic wooden boats. see "Bill Collector"
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