Some jobs on a boat take an enormous amount of time and some take a few hours. My current
example is the hard dodger
which looks to take about the same amount of time as a repower!
Other may have a different view but I would suggest if you are thinking about a fixer upper that the following jobs would take an inordinate amount (over 200 hours) of time.
1) Any rebuilding of the interior
joinery - I am running about 100hrs/ft.LOA.
2) Repowering with a new engine/gearbox - 300 hrs+.
3) Hard dodger
- 200 hrs+.
5) Installing tanks
6) Internal shower
7) SSB radio
8) Rebuild rudder
9) Install depth sounder
In terms of cost I would expect the following prime cost items to run over $5k.
5) Hard dodger
windlass/wiring/cruising anchors/all chain
7) Heavy duty self steering
9) Oversized winches
Some addition suggests that a boat in really good good condition can be worth way more than a "fixer upper".
I know that these can all be done cheaply but then I really don't want to find that cruising is "fixing a yacht in exotic locations".