As a quick calculation on the above example two motivated good workers could put in 3,000 hours a year each, over 18 months that comes to 9,000 hours.
One person, building the same boat part time could be looking at 10 or so years.
In my less lucid moments when the idea of building another boat crosses my mind I consider the Easy Cat
As people actually finish, launch and sail them I reckon they must come in at around 5,000 hours.
Or if speed was of the essence this Van de Stadt Caribbean 40
could theoretically be sailing in less than 3,000 hours - particularly with the hard chine version. With two experienced welders putting together the hull
maybe one year from keel
laying to launch with basic interior
I'd go for the shoal draft
or even the centreboard.
I liked the Van de Stadt plans for my ZeeMin
. Complete. No head
scratching, no questions to designer
. Just mindlessly follow and enjoy boat.