Read, people, read

Read "Build the New Instant Boats" thoroughly before you start. You'll need information you'll find right through the book, as the instructions for the schooner herself are a bit sparse (it's the last in the book and all the basics of construction have been given in earlier pages.Read, read!

A second Payson book, "Build the Instant Catboat" is highly useful and strongly recommended, as it gives a lot of detail on mast and spar making, and also the eventual rigging. You don't absolutely need it, but it will help you make stunning spars rather than just ordinary ones.

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