Originally Posted by knottybuoyz
if you were in my position? I've been discussing our plan to build our own boat and have been getting a few differing opinions. Such as:
From your discussion, I think the answer to the question "Why would you build a boat?" is very simple: You want to build a boat.
In that respect, it is kind of like sex: If somebody has to ask why you would want to do that, they aren't going to understand anyway.
I considered the possibility of a custom build, but my principal goal was to acquire a suitable boat at a good price. There were better ways to achieve my goal, and I bought a new production boat. But I just wanted a boat. You are in an entirely different circumstance.
It may be a little more clear if you separate the goal of building
a boat from the goal of having
Also, it seems profit
is not a goal at all, though you would like it to be economically feasible. In that case, it doesn't matter what the resale value is. I just built a TV transmitter because I am interested in amateur radio
; it is inconceivable that I might sell it for a price that equals what I paid for parts
, but nobody would say "you should have bought one ready made because it will have a better resale value". It is not meant as an investment. If you're going to get two years of enjoyment out of building the boat, what is the problem?