Originally Posted by Dougtiff
I love it when i read stuff like this, it keeps me in business, i especially like house carpenters working on boats, man can they make a mess of it, but the owner says, he works for 1/2 your wages, then cry's when it turns out a balls-up and has to hire a shipwright to straighten it out.
Plenty of amateur boatbuilders do as good or better job than professionals. The professional is usually much faster though. Also professionals can usually carry out a larger variety of whatever is thrown at them. That's a generalisation I know. And I'm talking about NZ where I live where until imported production boats arrived most boat owners either built their own or finished off a glass hull
. Wright, Hartley, Young, Davidson, Farr, Pelin, Ganley are all NZ designers who supplied plans for home building. Now it is not so economical as imported factory made yachts may cost the same.