I am also on a path to plan on building an Aluminum
Sailboat. From what I have been seeing around the Internet
it costs around the 200k price
. I personally think this is ridiculousness! Maybe some people don't really have time to put aside, but if you are speaking about a Liveaboard
Sailboat we are talking about your personal Home for years to come. Why wouldn't you inspect every detail of your custom Sailboat? Now from what I gather Aluminum sheets
and frames all together DO NOT cost 200k!. the Plan has to be simple and to the point. I have been months after months looking at design ideas and methods of Metal and Aluminum Boat Building. Basically anyone can come up with an Idea! You just have to share your Idea with an actual Marine
Architect. Don't make difficult people! Think Frame and Sheets
. The cost of building a single
frame for a sail boat shouldn't be more than $800-1.5k (maybe just a bit more). Like others have mentioned here, find a good place and take some college classes
on Aluminum Welding. The other hard part for me is not really looking for an Architect, but what Companies are available to produce the Frames and Sheets that I need!
Let me show you an image that inspired me of thinking "simplicity"
Take a good look at the Frames! Now ask your self Does it look complicated? Does it look messy? Because to me it looks simple and clean. Ok how about this image
Again Does it look complicated? Does it look messy? Honestly some people here should be ashamed of themselves they make boat building like it's made from tooth picks. When is said and done, Why can't you build a Sailboat like this?
Some people just like to piss on your Hopes and Dreams. . .