When I started looking at building I ended up with a projection of four to ten thousand hours for a 42' boat. This is based on my experience in building 32' and a 21.5' yachts.
became unrealistic when I calculated that I could only manage 5 hours/day. (Getting old) i.e. It was going to take me from three to eight years to get a boat going.
On my current
boat I am projecting two thousand hours to get to seaworthy
, starting with a boat (in poorish condition) in the water
but with no fitout.
I figure I'll be sailing properly in fifteen months.