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Old 16-08-2010, 16:31   #1
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Howdy all. My Name is Chris and just joined these fine forums. I am new to the boating world, but I am jumping in with both feet. I live in Crestview Florida. With my thinking (which can be very scary ), I feel I should know my vessel inside and out. So I figured the best way for me to know it inside and out, I am building my own. I have got plans for a 30' Dory cabin cruser. Just wanted to say hi and let you know what kind of nut you now have on your hands

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Old 18-08-2010, 12:24   #2
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Welcome to the forum Chris.
I share your belief that we should know our boats inside and out.
Canít wait to see the pictures once you start constructing her.
Good luck and keep us posted with all the horrid details.
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Old 18-08-2010, 15:27   #3
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James,

I will post them pics as things happen. It is going to be a slow process for me, like so many of us, the $$$'s are very tight, but if I keep waiting for the dollars to get better, I will never build her. So, I will build her a little bit at a time.
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Old 18-08-2010, 23:51   #4
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Excelent... thanks Chris
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Old 29-08-2010, 20:21   #5
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Aloha and welcome aboard!
That's a good way to learn your boat but now is a buyer's market and you'll pay more eventually by building your own and you won't be able to get out on the water soon. Just a thought.
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Old 30-08-2010, 05:57   #6
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Thanks John. Your right, it is a buyers market, but there are a couple of draw backs with buying something premade. I can't shell out that kind of cash at one time, building it myself allows me to purchase what I can when I can. I won't know be able to know a purshed boat inside and out like I would one I build. It wouldn't be unique like what I build. Then it also takes away the joy at the end of me being able to say Yea I built this, with my own two hands.

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