Bulding your own boat is a very big undertaking. Although I have done this myself. What everyone say's here is true. But, if you want to build your own it has many advantages over buying
some ones junk or problem. My opinion on this is to figure out what it will cost and time, then double the figures. Don't build more than you need, big is not better, just a lot more time & money
. Some take great pride in their project
and can be very rewarding.
On the Texas
to Alaska project
, I would advise a mono hull
, as the Pacific can be very interesting place to sail. It's the biggest body of water in the world. You can have flat sea's w/ heavy fog
one day and 50 >knts storm the next. Do alot of research
on your design. ..Michael..