Originally Posted by dreamer38851
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.