Originally Posted by MerlinElMago
I'm sorry to be so persistant but your math is not completely clear to me...
Let me translate the numbers you gave me to Euros:
Oram 44C is something around 35.000€
Fusion is around 80.000€
Difference is 45.000€ for 2000 hrs.
So it would be 22,5 € per hour. That's pretty acceptable.
BUT is that exactly the same finish? What I mean, isn't it true that I have for that price
and the bare interior
in both versions? What about glues and fairing materials, is that included in the Oram Kit? It seems to be a lot of material to add to the boat, while with the Fusion you only have to work on the joints.
And any interior
I'd like to fit in it would be extra cost, right?
My consideration is: as I have to rent a place to build my boat, it'll cost less for - let's say - two month or three than a year. I would not be able to buy a boat brand new (at least not in this class), because I simply don't have the money
. And that's why I'm asking to get so detailed infos to prepare myself a cost plan and see if I can afford it.
The Oram kit contains enough epoxy
, glass, glue powder, and filler powder to build and fair a bare shell. (You can see some of this in Judy's picture a couple of posts up.) You need more peel ply than comes in the kit, and there are cheaper places to buy it than through ATL.
You do have to buy high build primer and topcoat. I would say around Au$2500-$3000 would buy all the paint
you'd need to paint
the exterior. Another $100 for glass beads for non-skid.
But if you have to rent a shed, then the Fusion would possibly be the better option, depending on how much the shed will cost.
Just don't go thinking you're going to sail away a finished boat in 3 months.