In honor of mister FKT, probably more than two people interested. If you built your own boat or mostly built it, share your success and failures here.
I'll start, on the refit end, probably biggest mistake for us was the "esthetic original notion to save things". We wasted alot of time and money trying to save components or parts of the boat that had issues but were original for a misconceived tra lala idea. The layed wood decks were a big one. The original wood masts another. On paper