And I suppose this is just as good a time as any to tell about my other major screw up. We used screws in the building of this boat. It seems that most of the guys that build wooden boats do not use screws, or they use as few as possible. Instead, they rely on a method called stitch and glue. I'm not going to go into the detail of it, but when you use that method, glue is pretty much the only thing holding your boat together. I would hate to get out in the middle of the lake and have the glue start coming undone and your boat disintegrate. I just don't trust glue that much, even if it is super duper high-tech epoxy stuff. That's why we used screws. And we used lots of them.
Only one question remains. The very thing that David Letterman used to wonder.
Will it float?