Thanks very much to all those who have contributed to giving me such valuable information on my 40 ft steel motor
sailer rebuild project
so far.For the unitiated ( me and plenty of others I'm sure) it is a very scary job but as I go forward with the help it is becoming a little less daunting.
OK -So far I have the hull
up on a hard stand and have been gutting it back to a shell.Just about to get into the hull
replating where needed then move on up to the superstructure redesign and new decking.
Have been lucky to buy myself a really good industrial compressor
(set up for sandblasting ) on a trailer and have just purchased a Clemco sandblaster, helmet and 2 pro paint
pots small and large.Cost was $3,000:00 all up so very happy.Happy to also help out a couple of others who might need some blasting done if in my area or close by in the future too as a universal type "pay it back process" for forum members.Cover my costs only,not for profit
.-But will accept boat building advice/help in return
Anyhoo!- I would like to ask for some more advice in regards to some sort of budget
I need to work towards in regards to the more expensive items/activities I need to work towards.
What I have.
A basically well built original 40 ft steel
hull-soon to be replated where necessary.
All the materials I need to rebuild
the superstructure/pilot house/decks.
A good HRW3 40 hp Lister diesel
with all the bells and whistles and (2) gearboxes.
A 40 ft timber mast
.Looks to be in good condition but seeking advice on whether it is worth using it or going new alloy ?
A reasonable amount of s/steel standing rigging
components,wheel, morse controls hoses etc.
Funds for all the paint
and sundry items to get it up to basic lock up.
Items above for the blasting/painting and all tools,welders,plasma cutters. etc.
Plenty of open space,power, workshop,cheap rent for some time yet.
A healthy dose of passion and positive energy,some good people around me that will help and a good partner behind me.
What I would like to know
- in general approx costs and if anyone can have a reasonable stab at an all up ballpark $$ cost please do.
Set up mast/sails/rigging in general.( motor
Buy second hand or go new ?
Plumbing- water/fuel tanks
NB. Am a licensed plumber,drainer and LPG fitter so labour costs should be reduced in this case a bit.
Now I can understand why everyone used to say "gee- you bloody plumbers are really expensive"
Like me they just hadn't been into any boat shops or knew the real costs involved in boat building.!!
Fitting out- Carpentry Galley
,Saloon front v berths, aft cabin
Like asking how long is a bit of string I know but some indicative average costs if anyone knows would be good.
What type of other costs for fittings like windlass's/furlers/hatches/vents/s/steel railings etc should I be looking at.?
We are both in early fifties,reasonable fit, healthy and keen.Novices as far as sailing goes but I have done a light amount of twilighting on a few 40 footers and I may remember a few things
.We plan to enrol in a sailing school
this spring/summer. Have been a water
person ( surfer/scuba etc ) all my life so not scared but respect the ocean well.I would love to think we will sail off up the coast and keep going one day but we need to be realistic too.Maybe we will end up just being "coasters " going up and down the East Coast
With that view we probably dont really need all the whiz bang gismos straight away on our boat but would love to know what we should be planning to budget
for in the future.If we can just get it back into the water
and do a bit of general sailing it will be a start.
Having said that I plan to take my time and do this as well as I can and do not plan to take any shortcuts in place of safety
Again ,thanks for your help and advice.