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Old 27-12-2014, 07:14   #16
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Re: Build your own.

Again, build a boat if you like but don't plan on it as being a profit making experience.[/QUOTE]

I shoulda outgha read that a while back
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Old 27-12-2014, 07:21   #17
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Re: Build your own.

Has anyone heard the story on how this one turned out?
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Old 27-12-2014, 08:26   #18
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Re: Build your own.

I saw it in September on a mooring off Sausalito in Richardson Bay. It looked as good as ever...

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Old 27-12-2014, 08:34   #19
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Re: Build your own.

Awesome! Dreams do come true.

Probably a better choice than heading across the Pacific as the plan originally called for. Plus.... a nice addition to the view off Sausalito of Richardson Bay.
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Old 27-12-2014, 08:37   #20
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Re: Build your own.

..when you build a boat, you build a dream...
dreams have no price...
If you gonna build a boat thinking on resale value, better tried to get a used one...
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Old 27-12-2014, 10:01   #21
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Re: Build your own.

I'm pretty handy. I wonder how hard it would be to build a smaller tri (like a Hammerhead 34) from basic materials (wood and epoxy)
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Old 27-12-2014, 10:07   #22
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Build your own.

I hate getting back to airplanes, but it's what I know.
Many, many Experimental homebuilts are built, well, many more are started than are finished, but I bet that is the same for boats.

If you want an airplane to fly, buy a production airplane.
If you love designing and building, and flying would be nice, but the real love is the building, then build a home built.

I bet it's the same for boats, if you want to sail, buy a ready to sail boat.
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Re: Build your own.

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1000's of hours of labor for break even isn't my idea of a great return. Then again, I said that would be a best case scenario for most.

Again, build a boat if you like but don't plan on it as being a profit making experience.
How do you figure a selling price of more than double the materials cost is break even?
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Old 27-12-2014, 13:40   #24
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My home build has been valued at more than double what it cost me in materials. I've also had genuine, unsolicited offers to buy. In fact I currently have a "standing" offer.

And similar boats to mine usually sell fairly easily, as long as they are reasonably well finished. The fact is, you can't buy production boats that sail like these, unless you're prepared to fork out huge sums.
Endorse that - Particularly in our market which is, dare I say it, more educated. Yes 44Cs oram will probably sell for less than a 44 lagoon or similar, but it will sell for more than it cost where as the lagoon will sell for less - way less. And as time goes on the difference will become even more stark. I have buyers for boats that aren't on the market e.g. I have a client who wants a - you guessed it 44C Oram, and will wait for one.
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