We took the afternoon off, went for a drive, had a gelato, and enjoyed being outside in the harsh winter for which Arizona is known. We’re down to rechecking basic assumptions (again), finalizing deck geometry, and fine tuning the hull shape. This can be a dangerous time in the design cycle.
Having put in a series of 18-hour days going back to the start of this project, we are so wrapped up in the details, so close to every aspect, that it is easy to lose perspective. This can lead to overlooking something that we’ll later regret. We guard against this by subjecting various aspects of the design to outside scrutiny. We ask the scrutineers to challenge us; make us justify the decisions in a considered, understandable manner.
It helps to clear the fog.