I sort of like "building" boats (Hartley 32' ferro
, Van de Stadt 6.5 ply, currently fitting out a Roberts 44 steel), but there were always boatbuilders near where I lived or was visiting.
There isn't the same level of building nowadays. Mostly it seems to be in Asia
, so unless you travel and like visiting factories there really might not be much.
And with the current
work and safety
concerns visitors hanging round are not encouraged.
I know it seems like a long way from real boats but have you tried building models? It can be cheap
and you get an overall feel for what a boat is like that is absent from real life.
And if you get to try the real thing you know just how it should all go - except for the interior!