The biggest problems I have run across here in the USA are the PC culture and time, unless one already has the money
. Then why not buy new
Anyway, the PC'ers don't want some mass project
going up in their neighbors back yard. We're zoned out!
Where I live I have to have so much space between the boat and the neighbors property. Plus with all the TV and internet cables
overhead I wouldn't be able to get the boat in/out.
And to rent a lot/space to do the work even remotely close to an ocean is costly. Might as well buy new
And to be able to build, one needs money
so one has to work. And if one works there's no time to build, especially if one has a spouse/family. It's better to be single
. Although, a partner would be nice but trying to finding a female boat builder
. It's rare as chickens teeth (egg tooth). So, might as well work extra hard and buy new
The USA is complicated. All these rules and environment
concerns. Boat yards are barely surviving due to PC pressures. The average Joe knows very little on how to control hazmat and some boat yards have enviro-Nazi's running around watching your every move. Just google
boat yards and check out their rules list. Some are pages long.
Here in Everett they demolished the old boat yards and built all new paved over yards that has such tight controls that one has to walk with their cheeks squeezed together.
I was lucky with my rebuild
. I found a place that was fairly graceful but still made sure tarps were down and bottom paint
wasn't blown around. But I wouldn't do it again, now-a-daze. I'd buy new!
Or, at least, cruise-able.