Twenty-four years ago I built a 2ft skiff (or Balmain Bug) replica. I rigged it temporarily, and sailed it once or twice before moving into a new house. There, because of its rigged height (over 2.7m) I built a coffer in the ceiling and it sat happily on display for many years, and I never did get round to rigging it properly.
But we moved. Our present house does not have 2.7metre ceilings either, and if I was to put a coffer in the ceiling above it, it would mean a big lump somewhere near our dining room table above, so the only thing to do was to go down.
A few years ago, I dug a pit in the slab, poured a nice little ovaloid thing, made a note in a book about how to find it again, a bunged a timber floor over it. A week or two ago, with the list of jobs diminishing, and the skirting in and the painting done, I decided to try to find that hole. I love it when you cut out a bit of expensive timber floor and find that a hole has stayed exactly where you left it.
Nothing left to do but build a new stand for the boat at it’s new diminished height, and put some proper rigging on it!