Back in the early 80s I lived and worked at the Oregon
center and they had about six or eight of the old time fishing
captains still fishing and in the off season they would sale
the boat from the previous season and build a new one that winter in there back yards! These were very nice wooden charter
fishing boats in the Hatteras style aprox 35 -45 ft . long..These old guys ,people like Capt.Omie Tillot,Capt. Buddy Canaday,Capt Midgett,etc were schooled in the old world boat building skills that seem to have faded away, at least around here along the NC coast...There was a time when a person could make a living by building one off boats and fishing a season with it to boot..I belive Capt.Tillot told me he would sale
a boat for $40,000.00 after a season and back then it cost $600.00 for 6 people to go out on a boat and the old timers were all booked years in advance...Dont know if it can still be done now or not but it sure would be a shame if that tradition has gone away...