Great points all. Building your own and living the dream helps keep the dream alive! There is something inspiring about those that can.
Wife and I have been planning, saving and learning
for the lasts 18 months. Originally we were shooting for an ex charter
production cat in the 200k range but that was dependant on the sale
of our house of course. We contemplated a loan until the house sold?
We recently changed our plan and decided going now is a better plan. So we sucked it up and found an older well equipped and cared for Gemini
that we can live with. Great starter boat and we may find we don't need more. If we do then at least we are sailing it now and learning
while we can until the house sells and we can upgrade.
Beauty of this is if we maintain her well we will likely get about the same price for her when we sell her as we paid for it?
No debt. Is always a better option.
first of next month and very excited!