My Lightning is getting a major rebuild. The hull is being done professionally. I'll be doing the grunt work at the end (that is the finishing and assembly that does not require the knowledge of a professional) and installing the rig myself. I did things this way because I really didn't have the skills to do the boat justice. Also this worked out to be simpler, because the boat was an abandoned project at Cayuga Wooden Boatworks.
If you would like more now, please let me know. Otherwise I'll save them up and write some sort of essay.