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Old 27-07-2010, 07:45   #46
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So here I am asking about keels getting started. LOL
Okay we are building a steel yacht. I think post 16 has the ansers you are looking for. However, do consider the draft if you fancy cruising shallow areas. you might ask on here about the Bahamas and Chesapeake for instance.

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Old 27-07-2010, 07:58   #47
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Yea now we are on the same page.. I know where your coming from but my wife and I really want to build it ourselves. We built our house, t-bucket (it's a fast car), and I bet we have restored 10 boats together. We also remodeled our last Florida home together. We really like doing stuff like that together. She is not your normal wife. LOL

Plus we know if we build it we will get exactly what we want. It will not be a compromise.

We have been talking about this for a LOOONG, LOOOOONG time. We where talking about this long before the Bumfuzzles ever set sail.

It was our Daughters wedding that pushed the point home that if we are really going to do it we need to get started. So here I am asking about keels getting started. LOL
Like I said, if it's something you just really want to do, go for it. It will cost you more in the end but if that's how you're going to get your satisfaction, then more power to you.

Pete's suggestion about chartering on vacation is a really excellent one. We did this for years before buying our present boat. You will keep your skills honed, and learn a lot about what you want in your own boat. And you can explore lots of places you would never see in your own boat. It is much cheaper than owning your own boat and almost totally hassle-free.
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Old 27-07-2010, 08:29   #48
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take a look at these,, for the money you can rebuild to suit for about the same as you want to spend and in less time,,, when I had my sailboat at the yard I spoke with 2 people who were building a boat and boat said that they wish they had never started,, too much work,,, you can get a good used sailboat and start from there, lots of work have already been done,,, not trying to stop you from building but you should really consider this option

1951 Abeking and Rasmussen (Alden) Project Sail Boat For Sale - www.yachtworld.com

1967 Vinette Boats Ketch Cutter Sail Boat For Sale - www.yachtworld.com

1973 Fehr & Sons Carius Horizon M. Sailer Sail Boat For Sale
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this one looks like a good projest boat
1987 Bruce Roberts Ketch Rig Sail Boat For Sale - www.yachtworld.com


can easily redo the inside to suit,,,, you could probably get for 45k looks like someone started it and got tired of working ALL the time on the boat,,, get a survey and make an offer, in this economy he would most likely take the offer
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How often do people say your first yacht is not your last.
That's funny, because my last yacht wasn't my last, either.
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Not a fin keel...

It doesn't have a fin keel but what about a Roberts Longboat 21'
It looks to be trailable.

I built a similar size boat when I was on contract in New Guinea and needed something to keep me from going bananas. Took me a year.

I'm guessing but it sounds like you are committed to where you are for the next 10 years and can only get short periods off work.

The above would suit someone with that profile.

Building a large boat over 10 years is just too big a commitment. Your entire view and position in the universe can change dramatically over that time. The cash you can make by not building a boat may buy something very nice when you really need it.
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