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Just curious, but you could get a fairly fully equipped bluewater capable boat, like a contessa or Southern Cross 28/31 for what it would cost you to build that, and have a boat in far less time, that you could be sailing, testing, outfitting, and getting to know instead of building.

Building that boat, even if it were as seaworthy as some of the other boats I've mentioned, is probably going to cost far more, since you're paying NEW BOAT prices for the equipment you'll need to equip it, without the economies of scale that CE Ryder and the other builders had. Also, you will be taking the depreciation hit on the materials and equipment, which won't be the case with buying something like a used Southern Cross 28.
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