Welcome to the SubCommittee!
It is great to see new folks getting into subs. It is the most challenging and rewarding hobby I have been in!
I know of several people that are using it and love it.
I am in the middle of my build of the Skipjack, but building mine out as the Scamp. Possibly, be able to get her in the water this weekend for trimming her out.
I pray the back surgery goes well and you are up and about in no time. If you have any questions, ask.
If you can cut, drill, saw, hit things and swear a lot, you're well on the way to building a working model sub.