I knew going into this that the hull was going to be the most expensive part of the project. Whenever I have a piece (or pieces) like that which are essential and exclusive to the set, I always check both Bricklink and eBay. In this case it turned out that eBay won. I found a seller offering the complete hull in excellent condition with free shipping for less than any of the stores on Bricklink. As the hulls would have added substantially to the shipping cost of any Bricklink purchase this was a no brainer for me. $35.00 later and I am off and running (or sailing as the case may be)!
|The hull from the eBay purchase.|
With the hull on order and the shopping list in hand I am ready to tackle the next challenge: figuring out how I am going to get the pieces I need.