GFL. Unless you are a first class aluminum/SS welder/fabricator and are going to make your mast
, boom and all fittings including wire ends; a sailmaker
with Commercial sewing machine
and access to OEM pricing on cloth, canvas
; a first class cabinet maker with your own teak
forest; a Polyester/epoxy well with woven roving vines on the property; and can work at double time in all the skills required, can't see how you are going to meet your time and cost estimates.
We built our boat at a severe downtime in the boat building industry. Deals were plentiful and labor cheap
. We got better than OEM prices on almost everything that went into the boat. We went direct to the fabricators/mfg and bought mast
and fittings at better than OEM pricing 'cause the boat builders were stringing out delivery
on already manufactured goods. We bought direct from England
for all the sailing hardware at probably less than 20% of todays WM pricing at a time when the dollar was particularly strong; we had a friend with a sail loft who supplied the material and sewed the bare sails
at his cost while we did all the hand work; the more than a 1,000bf of teak
came from a boat company going out of business for less than $2bf; the 1,000's of fasteners needed came direct from the wholesaler; we had less than $2,000 of outside labor; our Avon
was a 'gift' for working boat shows and odd jobs; our hard dinghy
were freebies that I had to repair; and otherwise scrounged and ferreted every good deal we could find. Anything we couldn't buy direct was purchased with a 'trade discount' at the local marine
store. In short, we bought everything for the boat at probably less than 30% of todays prices. Despite having done all that, we still had way more than $20,000 in materials in the boat less than three months into the building process. That's when I quit keeping track of the cost 'cause I didn't want to scare myself. Good thing my wife never asked what everything cost or we wouldn't still be married. BTW, that didn't include any electronics
I know I'm not fast but didn't have to build the hull
, either. I did work full time on the boat for a year with another 1/2 year of partime work till we were ready to shove off. My wife worked a regular job but helped as much as she could. Work continued from sun up till sundown and any weekend away from the boat made us feel so guilty we'd work into the night to make up for it.
I'm just a little sceptical about your cost and time estimates having gone through the process when things were way cheaper. If you can do it, my hats off. Would like to see your books
when you are ready to shove off on that cruise
, however. Got a feeling that the piggy bank is going to be flatter and the time longer than your estimate. Even if your estimate proves incorrect, you should be be paid handsomely for your effort when you sell the boat.
As far as cost of the boat, figure a 1/3rd of the total is going to be the hull
. Materials to finish it out and necessary sailing hardware will eat up the rest. I haven't budgeted for outside labor so don't forget that that will drive up the price
considerably if you aren't going to build the boat yourself.