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Old 31-08-2013, 10:51   #16
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Re: Boat Building in Annapolis

Do you have a good full time job in the Annapolis area? If you do forget about building a boat. If you can work online or are semi-retired I would not build the boat there. Here in NE FL rents are low, paid help if you want it is cheap, and there are several sources for discount/ salvage materials.

I have worked and sailed out of Annapolis a bunch and would NOT build a large boat there.

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Old 31-08-2013, 10:53   #17
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Re: Boat Building in Annapolis

Will stand by for the solar cat thread. 1 man can build a 38' cat in 2-3 years working full time. I am about 16 months (give or take) in FYI on my boat of full time work.
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Old 31-08-2013, 11:03   #18
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Re: Boat Building in Annapolis

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Do you have a good full time job in the Annapolis area? If you do forget about building a boat. If you can work online or are semi-retired I would not build the boat there. Here in NE FL rents are low, paid help if you want it is cheap, and there are several sources for discount/ salvage materials.

I have worked and sailed out of Annapolis a bunch and would NOT build a large boat there.

My 2 cents from someone that is actually DOING IT.
No, don't have a Job in Annapolis, ,as I said, I am a sailor (for work too, not just pleasure) so I spend 3 months on the ship and have 3 months leave after.... so lots of time to work (at least when off the ship...)
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Old 31-08-2013, 11:21   #19
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Re: Boat Building in Annapolis

Hiya RW! Look at Beneteau's - Oceanis 41 design. The stern has a great platform that can be raised/lowered for "water expeditions"; Marine Biologists, SCUBA divers, snorkelers and oceanographers, to just name a few. Provisioning your boat from your dinghy, through this platform, is a breeze. I suggest that you incorporate this feature in your design. If I was in the market for a cruiser, I would definitely have this design feature built in.

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Old 31-08-2013, 12:14   #20
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Re: Boat Building in Annapolis

I live in Annapolis and would recommend against building anywhere near here. It is simply way too expensive.

Have you concidered buying a salvage or "Distressed" boat and simply gutting it and build to your needs? Go to any boat yard and look for expired registrations or ask if you see a project boat that someone has given up on.
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